Match Map

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‘U.S.A. (burnt/unburnt)’ –  map of the USA as art installation by Paris-based artist Claire Fontaine constructed from thousands of green wood matches that are stuck onto a wall at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art as part art of “Evidence of Bricks” at the 2011 Time-Based Art Festival.

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We are in a bit of a mess

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‘Afterglow’, Lyon, France by Rowena Martinich /

“In November 2011, Rowena Martinich undertook a residency and exhibition at Galerie Lorenzetti in Lyon, France. Invited by the director of the space – Lyés Sidhoum, Martinich created a work which functioned as both a large-scale, enveloping installation piece, as well as a commercial work, where the canvases on the wall amongst the painted mass, were for sale. Interesting balances were created between the various areas of Martinich’s work in this exhibition, which borderlines between an installation, public art and gallery based practice.” //

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We are stuck

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‘Untitled’ – art sculpture of a horse with its head stuck in the wall by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan who is known for his satirical sculptures. Find more of his work here

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We spin

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‘Black Hole’ – Great colorful photographs of paint being flung by centrifugal force by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner who in this latest project, combined a metallic rod with an electric drill, covered in paint…from the author:

‘The motion of the paint happens in a blink of an eye, the images you see are taken only millisecond after the drill was turned on. To capture the moment, where the paint forms that distinctive shape, I connected a sensor to the drill, which sends an impulse to the flashes. These specialized units are capable of creating flashes as short as a 1/40000 of a second, freezing the motion of the paint.’

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We are back in the city

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Ephemicropolis, a city of 100,000 staples created by artist Peter Root.

“Stacks of staples were broken into varying sizes from full stacks about 12cm high down to single staples. These stacks were then stood up and arranged over a period of 40 hours…watch the making of here

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We read between the lines

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‘Between the Lines’ – artwork by Ariana Boussard-Reifel. Words from the artist:

Between the Lines was completed in 2007. It is a white supremacist text that I cut every word out of. Essentially imposing the doctrine of color-based segregation on the book itself, removing all the black from the white, and rendering it meaningless as a consequence. It was part of a series that was a response to the rise in power of The World Church of the Creator, a vitriolic white supremacist group…” (via colossal)

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We want to disappear

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‘The Invisible Man’ artwork by Chinese artist Liu Bolin /

Liu Bolin is an artist from China’s Shandong province. Born in 1973, he currently lives and works in Beijing. Bolin received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Shandong College of Arts in 1995 and his Master of Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2001. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.

Known as The Invisible Man, Bolin’s most popular works are from his “Hiding in the City” series; photographic works that began as performance art in 2005. Helped by his assistants, Bolin stands still for hours in a landscape while they paint on him to create a camouflage, blending him into his surroundings. Bolin states: “My intention was not to disappear in the environment but instead to let the environment take possession of me.” (text via twistedsifter) / photographs courtesy of Galerie Paris-Beijing

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We measure

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‘Measuring the Universe’ – an art installation by Slovakian artist Roman Ondák first installed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 2007. Over the course of the exhibition, attendants mark Museum visitors’ heights, first names, and date of the measurement on the gallery walls. Beginning as an empty white space, over time the gallery gradually accumulates the traces of thousands of people. Measuring the Universe turns the domestic custom of recording children’s heights on door frames into a public event, referring through its title to humankind’s age-old desire to gauge the scale of the world.

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Shady Construction

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Nihilistic Optimistic‘ – art exhibition featuring shadow sculptures built from discarded wood from London based artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster. Their statement:

“Tim Noble and Sue Webster take ordinary things including rubbish, to make assemblages and then point light to create projected shadows which show a great likeness to something identifiable including self-portraits. The art of projection is emblematic of transformative art. The process of transformation, from discarded waste, scrap metal or even taxidermy creatures to a recognizable image, echoes the idea of ‘perceptual psychology’ a form of evaluation used for psychological patients. Noble and Webster are familiar with this process and how people evaluate abstract forms. Throughout their careers they have played with the idea of how humans perceive abstract images and define them with meaning. The result is surprising and powerful as it redefines how abstract forms can transform into figurative ones.”

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Earth Hour

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Happy Earth Hour / “Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change” (wikipedia)

Images: Fantastic Landscape light sculptures by American artist Barry Underwood

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Detailed Intricacy

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Incredibly detailed and intricate miniature sculptures by Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki. Using a range of materials Takahiro has created these miniature and scaled down micro-sculptures constructed out of thin wire. (via colossal & the superslice)

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We feel inflated

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Big Air Package, an indoor installation for the Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany, is the latest project from artist Christo and is on view from March 16 to December 30, 2013. 90 meters high, with a diameter of 50 meters and a volume of 177,000 cubic meters, the work of art is the largest ever inflated envelope without a supporting skeleton. / photographs by Wolfgang Volz, © 2013 Christo

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Healthy Start to the Week

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A small collection of cool orange art sculptures and designs / unknown artists.

 

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We are doing the math

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Immaterials, electromagnetic, art, photo, holograms, information illustration, design, metadata visualization, information integration

Photograph of a holographic projection representing meta data in space as a form, by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby.

“Designers are increasingly faced with the problem of understanding and visualizing data-filled space and making it inhabitable. In their book Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, who conduct research in the field at the Royal College of Arts, speak of the electro-climate and the electro-geography – which can effect architecture just as the real climate can – and refer to it as »hertzian space.« The two designers think of electromagnetic fields full of data. But in times of geospatial data and location-based services data also assumes this wave field-like materiality. Are screens an appropriate medium for this? What is the form of these metadata?

Now that location-based metadata waft through the space, thereby redefining contexts and places, a new field opens up to designers: How will information be usefully integrated into the physical space? Inspired by the fictional illustrations by Ingeborg Marie Dehs Thomas, who interprets the spatial expansion of radio waves, we attempted to lend metadata a form. Using the light painting technique, we placed our idea of these data in a room, making it haptic. The resulting forms depict possible data sets and examine the design possibilities between technoid holograms and personal notes.”, by Weave Magazine – Immaterials – The form of meta data, 2011

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We detail

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Amazingly intricate cardboard sculptures of Melbourne-based artist Daniel Agdag. His cardboard and PVA glue sculptures have an almost absurd complexity and detail and each work is created without detailed plans or drawings and are almost wholly improvised as he works.

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We are making progress

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‘Fast Track’ – with 51 meters / 107 feet the world’s largest trampoline, designed by architects and design firm Salto as part of the Archstoyanie festival, a creative event that kicks off every year in the forest of Nikola-Lenivets, Russia. Photographs by Nikita Šohov & Karli Luik (via colossal)

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Our heads are on fire

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‘Matchstick Men’ – a series of large scale wood sculptures resembling burned matches with charred human faces / heads carved out at the tips by German artist Wolfgang Stiller (via designboom)

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We want to play

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‘Scattered Crowd’ art installation by William Forsythes. “Thousand of white balloons, suspended in a billowing wash of sound; an air-borne landscape of relationship, of distance, of humans and emptiness, of coalescence and decision. In the gorgeous, breathless space that is choreographer William Forsythes «Scattered Crowd», the viewer inhabits and alters, through their stillness or speed, their sense of proportion and time, the configurations that make up this constantly shifting, ecstatic world.”

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We are in need again

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When on a Winter’s Night a Traveller – was an art installation featuring a crowd of black umbrellas by Slovenian artist Matej Andraz Vogrinčič at Melbourne’s GPO building, as part of the previous L’Oreal Fashion Week 2012 / photograph by Peter Bennetts

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Pantone Breakfast

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Minneapolis-based design director David Schwen has created a photo series of PANTONE-inspired food pairings.

Titled ‘Pantone Pairings’, it features food items (designed as color swatches) that always go hand-in-hand with each other—such as  ‘Macaroni and Cheese’, ‘Bacon and Eggs’, and ‘Milk and Cookies’.

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We plan a trip

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Artist Ed Fairburn brings every day maps to life using the the chaotic patchwork of roads, trains, and rivers as the framework for his large-scale portraits. He uses meticulous ink or pencil crosshatching to create portraits hidden amongst the topographical features. See more of his work over on his Facebook. (via colossal)

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Lightness of Being

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The Silk Vortices of Japanese artist Akiko Ikeuchi / delicately crafted string sculptures constructed from extremely delicate silk threads, and despite the chaotic appearance are each based on precise plans blueprinting the complex internal framework.

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We got the goosebumps

Using carefully broken shards of colored glass, Polish artist Marta Klonowska assembles translucent animals in life-like proportion and size. Almost all of her sculptures are based on animals found in baroque and romantic paintings by such artists as Peter Paul Rubens or Francisco de Goya next to which they are often displayed. Her work appeared most recently at European Glass Context 2012, and you can see many more images over on lorch + seidel contemporary. Animal sculptures made from shattered gUsing carefully broken shards of colored glass, Polish artist Marta Klonowska assembles translucent animals in life-like proportion and size. Almost all of her sculptures are based on animals found in baroque and romantic paintings by such artists as Peter Paul Rubens or Francisco de Goya next to which they are often displayed. Her work appeared most recently at European Glass Context 2012, and you can see many more images over on lorch + seidel contemporary. Using carefully broken shards of colored glass, Polish artist Marta Klonowska assembles translucent animals in life-like proportion and size. Almost all of her sculptures are based on animals found in baroque and romantic paintings by such artists as Peter Paul Rubens or Francisco de Goya next to which they are often displayed. Her work appeared most recently at European Glass Context 2012, and you can see many more images over on lorch + seidel contemporary.

/// Series of sculptures made by assembled glass shards glued together carefully. The result is translucent 3 dimensional animal sculptures represented in their real scale. The animal figures are mostly inspired by baroque and romantic paintings of Peter Paul Rubens and Francisco Goya and they are usually displayed next to them. The series is produced by Polish artist Marta Klonowska.

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We feel like this

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‘Skulls’ –  flexible paper sculptures made up of thousands of layers of soft white paper, carved into busts, skulls, and human forms by Beijing artist Li Hongbo.

 

 

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We paint

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Top: Black painted Hardwood Flooring / Below: ‘Painted into a corner’ quite literally / unknown photographers

 

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We need to simplify

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Rewritten by machine on new technology – giant colored tape vortex sculpture installed at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) Lancaster, California by LA-based artist Megan Geckler

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We found the matrix

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‘The phoenix is closer than it appears’ – a large mirrored room installation or 4 x 4 x 8 meters creating infinite reflections by German artist Thilo Frank in the gallery at KUNSTEN, Museum of Modern Art, in Aalborg, Denmark. Inside, visitors are encouraged to place themselves on a simple plank swing, suspended from the room’s ceiling, which introduces a dizzying element of motion to their battery of illusory selves.

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Rainbow

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‘Dégradés’ – Beautiful color gradient photographs by French design & art group Akatre

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We have our hands full

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“Body Scripture II”  – calligraphic body art. Israeli artist Ronit Bigal creates these black Indian ink calligraphies  composed of thousands of tiny Hebrew letters covering the skin of her models. Hereby the photographs together with the text appear almost like abstract landscapes or cloth covering the body.

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Filling in the Blanks

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‘Dispatchwork’ an ongoing global art project by German artist Jan Vormann, whereby artists / members use Lego bricks to patch up and `repair’ damaged walls and old buildings around the world. Want to fill in the blanks? .. join them here

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We lie flat

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Photographs of stacked African animals on a painted onto a building facade in Johannesburg / graffiti street art by ROA

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We are all over the place

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‘Black Cloud’ –  Beautifully delicate and at the same time potentially frightening art installation featuring 30.000 manually attached black paper moths adorning an old converted Church in Spain (Espacio AV) in 2009 by Mexican artist Carlos Amorales

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We take notes

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‘Pool’ – 3D notebook sketch drawing / as part of the Kielo Travel Agency Ad campaign, by the New Moment New Ideas Company, Serbia / Photographer: Nemanja Spoljaric

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Our head is about to explode

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‘Headlight’ / Miniature light bulb people seek life from power outlets – cute little human body figures made from recycled materials with light bulbs as heads by Brooklyn-based sculptor Stephen Shaheen.

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Sketching with a band saw

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‘Sketching with a band saw’ is how artist James McNabb describes his design process when he works on his fantastic sculptures. These are painfully carved out architectural skylines made from recycled scrap timber, consisting of a large from and the individually cut and detailed buildings. /// for more of his work, visit his website

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We need a place to park

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The facade of the ‘Fahrradhof Altlandsberg’ a small bikeshop in the village of Altlandsberg, Germany featuring an art installation of 120 old and recycled bicycles attached to the exterior of the building that houses the shop.

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Tangled up

chiharushiotainsilence2 When I first set my eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's work, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota's own traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor's house burn down. The charred piano is a direct memory of her neighbor's grand piano blazed up in smoke.  There is a melancholic aura that hovers throughout the incinerated room filled with singed furniture. The miles of thread woven in, around, and through each item within the space adds a feeling of entrapment. The way it engulfs the room's furnishings encapsulates the destructive and overwhelming nature of flames that have possessed one's material properties.

chiharu shiota - In silence installation When I first set my eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's work, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota's own traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor's house burn down. The charred piano is a direct memory of her neighbor's grand piano blazed up in smoke.  There is a melancholic aura that hovers throughout the incinerated room filled with singed furniture. The miles of thread woven in, around, and through each item within the space adds a feeling of entrapment. The way it engulfs the room's furnishings encapsulates the destructive and overwhelming nature of flames that have possessed one's material properties.

Photography of an installation created by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota.

/// The installation, named ” In Silence”, was inspired by one of the artist’s personal traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor’s house burning down. The pieces tangled up in black thread are echoing a sketch-like imagery and the burnt piano is in fact a direct memory of the artist, as it resembles her neighbor’s piano blazed up in smoke.

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We wish we could

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‘Urban Forms’ a series of fictional buildings presented at the istanbul design biennale 2012 by Belgian artist Xavier Delory

 

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We fold

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A small collection of incredibly beautiful and delicate Origami Art Pieces, from the series ‘Paper on Paper (aka Origamis) by artist Marc Fichou.

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Growing interest

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Takanori Aiba-bonsai sculpture made out of resin clay and stone tree house bonsai, artist art interesting sculpture tree branches grow towards the floor

Takanori Aiba-bonsai sculpture made out of resin clay and stone tree house bonsai, artist art interesting sculpture tree branches grow towards the floor

Photograph of an incredibly delicate bonsai sculpture with an integrated castle tree-house. /// Featured in the series of sculptures made by the Japanese artist Takanori Aiba out of stone clay / resin clay / epoxy putty / hinoki veneer sheet / balsa veneer sheet / copper line / plastic/ resin/ Japanese ash. For more check here

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Early Birds

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Paper Bird Anatomy – delicate and intricate paper sculptures showing the inner workings of birds / by 24 year old Colombian Artist Diana Beltran Herrera follow this link for more of her work

 

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We make noise

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‘Soundsuits’ – incredible dance costumes by American performance artist, and sculptor Nick Cave. With these costumes, Cave merges the arts of music, dance, sculpture as well as fashion. His suits are made of various textiles and objects and during the dance performance become a musical instrument in themselves.

The little details

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mandala technological soldered computer and radio parts components pattern artwork artist creative beautiful piece of art from recycled pc parts

Mandalas made from soldered computer and radio components by Italian artist Leonardo Ulian / photographed by Gigi Giannella

We light up

art light bulbs installation led ikea architects interactive ledscape

art light bulbs installation led ikea architects interactive ledscape

art light bulbs installation led ikea architects interactive ledscape

LEDscape by Portuguese architecture studio Like Architects, temporary light art installation at the Belém Cultural Centre in Lisbon, Portugal.

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We pin up

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ran hwang artist push pin bird art piece sculpture exhibtion korean red pins prison escape photograph creative arts ran hwang artist push pin bird art piece sculpture exhibtion korean red pins prison escape photograph creative arts

‘Dreaming of Joy’ by Ran Hwang, 2008

This beautiful art installation is the work of Korean artist Ran Hwang, now based in New York City. Hwang is famous for her beautifully detailed and poetic installations and wall sculptures, often made of common every day objects such as pins, buttons and crystals that she applies directly to the walls of each gallery, making her artworks unique from every exhibition to the next. Hereby this methods is reminiscent of the pixels on our computer screens. Hwang’s themes are often inspired by buddhist theories and symbolism and she creations range from murals of birds, trees to chandeliers and more.

Pressure is on

alicia-martin puking building. Artist Alicia Martin's tornado of books shoot out a window like a burst of water from a giant hose. The Spain-based artist's sculptural installation at Casa de America, Madrid depicts a cavalcade of books streaming out of the side of a building. The whirlwind of literature defies gravity and draws attention with its grandeur size. There have been three site-specific installations, thus far, of the massive sculptural works in this series known as Biografias, translated as Biographies, that each feature approximately 5,000 books sprawled out around and atop one another.  Martin's giant book structures give life to the inanimate objects filled with knowledge. By constructing the curving towers with a rather free and disheveled exterior, while maintaining a sturdy core, the books' loose pages are free to blow and rustle in the wind, allowing the piece to be further animated. Take a look at the short video, below, to see the piece in motion.

alicia martin art books building installation sculpture stream of books reading kunst artist creative incredible alicia-martin puking building. Artist Alicia Martin's tornado of books shoot out a window like a burst of water from a giant hose. The Spain-based artist's sculptural installation at Casa de America, Madrid depicts a cavalcade of books streaming out of the side of a building. The whirlwind of literature defies gravity and draws attention with its grandeur size. There have been three site-specific installations, thus far, of the massive sculptural works in this series known as Biografias, translated as Biographies, that each feature approximately 5,000 books sprawled out around and atop one another.  Martin's giant book structures give life to the inanimate objects filled with knowledge. By constructing the curving towers with a rather free and disheveled exterior, while maintaining a sturdy core, the books' loose pages are free to blow and rustle in the wind, allowing the piece to be further animated. Take a look at the short video, below, to see the piece in motion.

Photograph of an art installation series presenting buildings around Madrid pouring out thousands of books, by Spanish artist Alicia Martin.

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We are in good hands

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hand painting illusion art photography artist illustration paint craft optical illusion ad campaign creative painting amazing body hand painting 3d drawing hand painting illusion art photography artist illustration paint craft optical illusion ad campaign creative painting amazing body hand painting 3d drawing hand painting illusion art photography artist illustration paint craft optical illusion ad campaign creative painting amazing body hand painting 3d drawing hand painting illusion art photography artist illustration paint craft optical illusion ad campaign creative painting amazing body hand painting 3d drawing

Hand Painting Illusions by Annie Ralli

/// These are only some of the stunning hand painting illusions created by body painter Annie Ralli and photographer Ray Massey. Their creations range from architectural images, to sports and many other every day objects. Commissioned for an advertising campaign, the works go ‘hand in hand’ with the campaign slogan: “You’re in good hands” .. We agree!

We are into it

book face sculpture of paper art by the Unicorn Diaries

Photograph of a very interesting paper art sculpture presenting a face that is sculpted in the pages of a book by Unicorn diaries.

We are in pain

Structure of Shadow by Bohyun Yoon artist puppets disassembled part limbs structure artist installation light hanging puppets figures art exhibition sculpture Structure of Shadow by Bohyun Yoon artist puppets disassembled part limbs structure artist installation light hanging puppets figures art exhibition sculpture Structure of Shadow by Bohyun Yoon artist puppets disassembled part limbs structure artist installation light hanging puppets figures art exhibition sculpture

‘Structure of shadow’ by korean artist Bohyun Yoon
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This is our sunday

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Floating Heads by artist Sophie Cave

/// Unnerving or Ennervating? Whatever you may decide, Sophie Cave’s Floating Heads is turning many of them.

Just about the first thing you noticed when you entered the Kelvingrove museum in Glasgow in 2010 were the heads.  So many heads hanging above your own that they can come as something of a shock.  The juxtaposition between the heads and their surroundings an (almost post) Victorian mansion adds to their overall effect. But the reactions to them are just as varied as their expressions.

Certainly the variety of reactions the faces elicit themselves are as diverse as the expressions on the faces. Unusual is certainly a word that springs to mind.  Well, to be honest in this setting one would be unusual – this exhibition by Scottish artist Sophie Cave shows over fifty of the disembodied human faces and they depict a whole gamut of emotions too.

Perhaps the fascination lies in the fact that the faces look like masks worn at carnivals.  Masks have a certain power – they transform those wearing them and they have universality in as much as they appear in every culture (in all sorts of shapes and sizes).  What message do these faces as masks convey to you?

Whatever you may think, one thing is certain.  They add a certain something to the Kelvingrove – which is Glasgow’s favourite museum as well as being the second most visited art gallery in the UK outside of London.

photographs by ‘Son of Groucho’ & ‘chatirygirl’