The famous Belgian photographer Serge Anton has realized this fantastic series photo on beards and mustaches. This series of photo is a magnificent work that highlights the cut of mustache and beard but also material and texture.
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Young designer American Brad Ascalon has designed ‘The Dream,’ an installation presented at the New York Design Week 2012. A reflection on codes and symbols of American life, between success and life in the suburbs. The house, although his property bounded by pristine white picket fences, a dream for most Americans. Brad Ascalon here decides to literally bend the fence, until completely reversed, reinforced by the high contrast black / white. This installation was part of the Gallery R’ Pure exhibit that had ten renowned US artists reexamine symbols that are part of the American mythos.
The city of São Paulo, Brazil created an innovative arts project involving 100 artists to participate in decorating and painting 100 public telephone booths around the city. The project entitled Call Parade has already hit the streets of Sao Paulo.
Vivid LIVE has commissioned multi-award winning German design collective URBANSCREEN to create a new projected artwork, transforming Sydney Opera House with their reinterpretation of the sails – Vivid LIVE’s most public event.
URBANSCREEN have taken the art of light projection, video mapping and motion graphics to extraordinary heights in their many large scale installations, including commissions from major art galleries, international festivals and opera companies.
Artist Rob Mulholland wanted to capture this delicate relationship between people and nature with his reflective sculptures.
His mirrored sculpture series are one ton, life-sized cutouts of the human form, based on the artist himself or volunteers. Each piece’s reflective surface is slightly warped, creating a marbled view of the world it depicts. Installed in the woods and around Scotland, the mirrored stainless steel pieces are permanent installations. Shaped in the human form, the mirrors reflect the settings around them, rural or urban, and the people that pass through.
Watch this very poetic video by skater Joe Pease made only with his shadow. The title is a reference to Peter Pan.
“It is not uncommon for children to play with their shadows or to imagine that they are tangible. However, in order to grow up, children must leave behind this fantasy…no one ever fully grows up. Instead, growing up is a process that continues throughout life.”
Music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
The Belgian artists was commissioned by De Invasie and STUK as part of a larger exhibition on sustainable living. This super green street art is made by cleaning rather than adding on.
A wall along a staircase leading into the centre was covered with moss and Strook used it as the backdrop for his latest work. Using a hand-held pressure washer, he etched his designs into the moss and algae. With this is graphic art via cleaning, no chemicals, paint or cleaning agents were used at all.
“More and more, we are dictated by technology. That intrigues me. And so do the cities we live in. That’s why I populate my drawings with humanoids – robots with a human shape – and cyborgs – physical merges of man and machine.”
This Printer fountain created by Koei Industry located at the Osaka Station City in a shopping mall shows a digital-style time readout, spitting out numbers three times, as well as scrolling patterns including floral motifs in 2D. Read More…
Sergei Tschoban and Sergey Kuznetsov, partners of the Moscow based architecture studio SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov. As part of this year’s Interni Legacy event at the Università Statale in Milan,
A stainless steel sphere, completely smooth and reflecting, features an LED system to create the image of a huge human eyeball that rotates to look to the sky as well as at visitors, or at visitors, or at the ground, changing the color of the iris and the size of the pupil. Inside the eye, there are images of monuments of the Russian avant-garde, which now lie abandoned: a strong message about the need to conserve our history and cultural legacy. Read More…
After winning a competitive pitch,British television Channel 4 commissioned ManvsMachine to create a new brand identity and on-air look for More4. The package aligns with a re-focussed range of content on the channel.
The graphic device is carried across a range of idents featuring installations made up of 400 mechanical ‘flippers’. 15 differently coloured triangular shapes, which also animate, again making up the numeral with the text similarly placed. Each one is made up of hundreds of mechanical ‘flipper’ units that, when set in motion, reveal a range of colours and patterns. These structures are placed within a series of different environments, such as a cafe, a staircase, on a tree, and on an abandoned boat on a beach in Dungeness. Read More…
Korean photographer Lee Eunyeol creates beautiful nighttime scenes by installing lights in various landscapes that appear as if the night sky was flipped upside down with glowing stars and planets nested inside tall grass or between deep earthen cracks. Eunyeol will be showing this series of photos at the Gana Art Space in Seoul starting this week.
Artist Cornelia Konrads creates sculptures that blend with nature and defies gravity. She works with natural materials in a natural environment. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to dissolve before your very eyes.
Pol Ubeda Hervas did this great photo series in Barcelona entitled ‘I’m Not There.’
How can we accept that we are changing?
How can we accept we hardly recognize ourselves in certain situations?
I am changing at this very moment of my life.
I do not react in the same ways I used to. I am surprised. Is that me?
These pictures are the way I see myself now.
My shadow is there but I erase myself because I don´t know who I am any longer.
The shoes remain only to make sure there is something more than… a shadow.
Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer after layer of wire mesh. These sculptural masterpieces are part of Park’s latest series, called Maya. Each work begins with a photograph which is superimposed over layers of wire with a projector, then using a subtractive technique Park slowly snips away areas of mesh.
Maya is the third phase in a trajectory of Park’s conceptual works dealing with reality, illusion, and existence. Barely possessing materiality of sculpture, or the ideas within them, the idea and conceptualization of MAYA is far from tangible substances.
Via [This is Collosal]
NYC artist, Jordan Eagles, works solely with gallons upon gallons of blood obtained from a slaughterhouse. By manipulating the blood through heating, burning, aging, mixing with copper, adding foreign materials, and then encasing it in plexiglass and UV resin, Jordan is able to capture an array of organic designs.
It’s shaped like a caterpillar. It’s colored like a caterpillar. It even has what appear to be spines running along its back, a feature common in many species of caterpillars. But this is no caterpillar.
In fact this picture represents nine European Bee-eater scrammed together on a single branch. Their resemblance to the larval form of butterflies The photographer José Luis Rodríguez named the photograph Oruga de Plumas, which translates to “caterpillar of feathers.”
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