Chimecco is a bridge turned into a musical instrument by hanging metal pipes from the underside.
This kinetic sculpture built by Mark Nixon from London studio CZWG is part of the third annual exhibition called ‘Sculpture by the Sea‘ in Aarhus, Denmark.
French sculptor Edouard Martinet transforms everyday objects found in flea-markets and car boot sales into works of art.
The sculptor crafts astoundingly detailed and life-like sculptures of fish, birds and insects from pieces of discarded junk.
Manipulator photographer Jill Greenberg presents her new project called ‘The Glass Ceiling’ on view at ClampArt . The photographs in this body of work picture female athletes and dancers underwater engaged in a variety of ambiguous and dynamic movements. Her series uses an underwater stage to capture a brood of water treading women in high heels. The women wear colorful bathing suits and high heels in complimentary hues, forcing one to question how and why these models are immersed. Read More…
As part of this year’s D23 Expo, Noah was chosen by Disney Consumer Products to create the iconic graphic celebrating this year’s themes. This illuminating video shows the master at work on the classic Disney inspired painting featuring a realistic portrait of Walt and a ‘toony Sorcerer Mickey causing lots of colorful trouble.
It tells the story about the amalgamation of nature and technology. In the distant future these two extremes have made a pact to survive. Fragile Future III combines an electrical system with real dandelions in a light sculpture that is predestined to overgrow a surface.
This system is different from the earlier versions because we can build up 3D constructions with the newly developed modules.
The world-famous Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has created a rainbow for Aarhus, a permanent work of art consisting of a circular, 150-metre-long and three metre-wide circular walkway in glass in all the colours of the spectrum. Mounted on slender columns 3.5 metres above the roof and with a diameter of 52 metres, this spectacular creation extends from one edge to the other of the facade of the cubic museum building. Visitors to the museum will have access to this great work of art via stairs and lifts, and Expedia has the easiest way of getting you their to view this beautiful museum up close and personal.
For the first time ever, a painting is being made into a ‘living wall’ outside the National Gallery. With over 8,000 living plants, General Electric (GE) has brought a masterpiece to life with a version of Van Gogh’s famous painting A Wheatfield, with Cypresses as part of the Gallery’s carbon plan. Over 8,000 plants have been planted on hoarding outside the National Gallery to recreate Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield, with Cypresses.
The painting has been brought to life by GE (General Electric) as part of the Gallery’s carbon plan. More than 25 varieties of plant have been used to mimic the strong bands of colour in the original picture.
Eat The Sun is a feature length fascinating by Sorcher Films that focuses on a young man’s journey into the little known world of sungazing, an ancient practice of looking directly at the sun for long periods of time.
San Francisco, CA 2004: A flyer at school advertising a lecture by an elderly Indian gentleman sparks the imagination of a young man named Mason. The flyer reads: “You can become solar powered.” It also states that the Indian man giving the lecture, who goes by the acronym HRM (Hira Ratan Manek), has not eaten in over 8 years, a direct result of sungazing.
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“For however briefly, I am trying to offer people a chance to step into a different New York than they are used to seeing, and in turn, momentarily escape from routine schedules and lives,” he explains. “We all need the opportunity to see the city more playfully, as a world dominated by the interplay of very basic color and shape.”
Hush returns to Los Angeles with a new collection of work reflecting his unique blend of street and cross-cultural aesthetics. Playing primarily with the idea of duality, the exhibition is a carefully calibrated experience of Twin paintings—15 mixed-media woks on canvas. Using the symbolic subject matter of the female form, Hush has produced a large-scale installation in which the gallery walls capture the essence of “action painting” and “pure expressionism” along with traditional elements of fine art.
Surfer, chef and renowned beach sand artist, Jim Denevan brings an appreciation for the outdoors and the ephemeral passage of time to his large-scale beach drawings.
Using a simple driftwood stick found on-site, Denevan begins by tracing outward from a central point on the beach. Improvised on the spot and gracefully rendered with his stick and a selection of rakes, his large scale spirals, circles and geometric forms which take up most of the beach.
Tony Orrico is an artist and dancer who has been called the human spirograph, performing for up to 4 hours continuously. Tony Orrico takes this concept to the next level by using his entire body in the drawing process.
“I marvel at the composition of nature and cycles. I am not versed in the convergence of art and mathematics or sciences, but find myself instinctually attracted to this relationship. I try to dilute my efforts and find an experiential point of entrance. I like to experiment with both embodied and cognitive systems that yield beauty. my favorite art is somewhat accidental and overwhelmingly concise.”
Danish-born Mathias Bengtsson (b. 1971), who resides in London and Stockholm, created the Slice chair concept, which weds organic shapes with cutting-edge technology, in 1999. Slice began as a hand-modeled clay form that blurs a chair’s distinction between armrests, backrest, legs and frame. The organic shape was sliced into horizontal layers, digitally manipulated, formed again by a laser cutter, and then hand assembled and polished.
At the New York Auto Show this week, Audi will display the first-ever papercraft version of the all-new 2012 A7. The large-scale, anatomically correct paper model is 4 ft x 2 ft x 2 ft and is the largest papercraft model of an automobile ever.
The creator Taras Lesko (of visualspicer.com) used 285 pages to make 750 parts; the assembly process took 245 hours.