Surreal photography art by Greek photographer George Christakis
Incredibly intricate art pieces cut out of paper by artist Rogan Brown who “creates intricate sculptural forms reminiscent of microorganisms, plant life, and topographical charts by deftly cutting patterns in layer after layer of paper. A single work can take upward of five months to complete, and just like the organic forms he seeks to emulate the piece evolves as he works without a preconceived direction or plan.” (via colossal)
words from the artist:
I want to communicate my fascination with the immense complexity and intricacy of natural forms and this is why the process behind my work is so important. Each sculpture is hugely time consuming and labour-intensive and this work is an essential element not only in the construction but also in the meaning of each piece. The finished artefact is really only the ghostly fossilized vestige of this slow, long process of realisation. I have chosen paper as a medium because it captures perfectly that mixture of delicacy and durability that for me characterizes the natural world.
‘Through Hollow Lands’ – a geometric labyrinth of 200 fluorescent lights, is an art installation in 2012 by visual artists Etta Lilienthal and Ben Zamora of LILENTHAL|ZAMORA at Frye Art Museum in Seattle. /
Series of Hyperrealistic Sculptures by artist Ron Mueck. The works in the realm of the ultra-real where he spends hundreds of hours perfecting the shape of the human form, the appropriate color of skin, and the most realistic hair texture.
Photos by Thomas Salva courtesy Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
Fantastic collection of unique, fully functional, refashioned cameras /
“Swiss Photography duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs are known for their contemporary, cutting edge style in photography, sculpture and installation art that often comments on the history of photography and the nature of the medium. Camera Collection is their ingenious, handcrafted collection of cameras refashioned with far-out, unexpected objects. They are part of a two volume publication, As Long As It Photographs It Must Be A Camera—the first volume compiles photos of the cameras and the second features photos taken by the duo. The cameras are an impressive product of imagination alluding to the endless possibilites of photography.” (via pix Grove)
‘Cloud’ – An anteractive installation made of 6,000 light bulbs by artist Caitlind r.c. Brown. The piece is made from 1,000 working lightbulbs on pullchains and an additional 5,000 made from donated burnt out lights donated by the public. Visitors to the installation could pull the chains causing the cloud to shimmer and flicker. (via colossal)
‘Points of Contention’ – art installation by American artist Jonathan Latiano at the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, Maryland 2011 using wood, plastic, acrylic, styrofoam, glass, plexiglass and salt.
Description from the artist
As the plastics, resins and polymers that we stockpile on a daily basis increase exponentially, how are we changing the long-term geological landscapes of the world around us? Driven by the exploration of time, motion and the physics of the natural world, Jonathan Latiano presents Points of Contention, a site-specific installation sculpture that investigates the increasingly blurred line between the organic and inorganic as well as the spatial boundaries of where the spectacle begins and ends. Convergent forms of crystalline growth and explosive impact reinforce the hundreds of shards of custom cut and painted elements used to create the centerpiece of the exhibition. Through the use of reclaimed and altered wood, plastic, Styrofoam and site-grown salt crystals Latiano explores the question: At what point do the controversies of the present become the “new norms” of the future?
‘Raumzeichnung‘ / ‘Drawing of a Room’ – an explosive three dimensional installation using black tape by Polish artist Monika Grzymala The sculpture was installed at Galerie Crone in 2012 and required 3.1 miles / 5km of tape.
/// 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.
‘Macro Reef Dwellers: A Retrospective’ / Beautiful, wonderfully colorful and vibrant macro photography by Felix Salazar who aimed his camera onto small coral formations in his own salt water aquariums. / see more of this great work on his website.
‘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
‘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.
photograph by José Javier Serrano
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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.
Egg Chair by designer Danish Arne Jacobson
Paper & Cardboard model by Raffinerie AG
‘I want to skate’ is a series of skates created by Arthur Kings & photographed by Hugues Lawson-Body.
Nha Trang (factory in Vietnam) by Andreas Gursky
/ Photograph of industrious workers weaving cane in a furniture factory in Nha Trang, Vietnam.The photographer’s Rhein II recently sold for £2.7m,making it the most expensive photograph ever auctioned.
Photograph of an illusional black and white space materialised as a visual parody called “Abyssal”, by brazilian artist Regina Silveira
It is a constellation of photographic works, installations and objects, always monochromatic (black over white), reverberating with each other, which she considers as “a reflection of projected shadows, materialized as visual parody of the projective codes of the linear perspective, of the theory of shadows, of photography and of the topographic drawings.” In the establishment of visual structures, based on the infraction of laws of the projection system of classical perspective, she was mostly interested in the use of viewpoints and visual angles, as she still is today.
Photograph of little boy contemplating the height of the city’s 75-foot Christmas tree in Payrow Plaza, Pennsylvania USA
A Bangladeshi labourer pulls a cart full of empty drums / photograph by Munir Uz Zaman
‘Inception Door’ by Architect Armin Blasbichler
Photograph from the series ‘Skulls’ – carved out of fruits and vegetables by the Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov
Photographs illustrating a peculiar geometrical composition of human and artificial lines from the series “Unverrückbarkeit”, by artist Frauke Thielking
Photograph of the breathtaking USS Macon (ZRS-5) , an airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting / unknown photographer
Installation from the “Ganzfeld series” exhibited at the Kulturforum Järna in Stockholm, by light artist James Turrell / photographed by Florian Holzherr
Light Painting by Simon Berger
Photograph of 3 adorable ducklings walking in the snow, by C. Eichelberger
Colorful Japanese Paper Lanterns / unknown photographer
Aerial photo of spaghetti like tangled slides in a colorful theme park, by Alex MacLean
‘Domestication of Pyramids’ / pyramid-sculptures, made from volcanic ashes by Magdalena Jetelová
“Monobloc” by Bert Loeschner
‘Origin of the beginning’ by dutch artist Levi van Veluw / photographs courtesy of Galerie Ron Mandos
Street Art transforms run down urban centres / by Brazilian artist Andre Muniz Gonzaga Dalata
Alicja Kwade: Reise ohne Ankunft, 2012, Bøjet cykel / photograph by Thomas Gunnar Bagge.
Photography by Enric Adrian Gener
‘STRP Mutants’ / Costume art by HEYHEYHEY & Bart Hess
Ashen Head by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Beautiful atmospheric architectural photograph of a large steel crane and bridge construction, photographed by Kim Holtermand
“Just another Day” art sculpture made out of newspaper, resin and stainless wire by Korean-born, New York City-based artist Yun-Woo Choi
Art installation called Numen Light membrane creates and infinite reflection of a light grid using “spy glass”, by Numen
photograph by Portia Lee
Large scale sculpture of a hand called “Mano de Desierto” situated in Atacama Desert in Chile, by artist Mario Irarrázabal
Installation of 101 suspended empty birdcages called “Forgotten Songs”, by Michael Thomas Hill