Anthony Howe erects thisWind-Powered Kinetic Sculpture made of 100 copper panels that float and swings in the air with the power of wind. The copper panels are articulated by spinning stainless cups.
Christopher Jobson describes Anthony Howe’s sculptures as “hypnotic.” That’s just the right word to describe his metal forms that change shape in the wind. This one, entitled “About Face,” is my favorite. With 100 spinning copper panels, this face is constantly changing its expression.
These sculptures by UK-based artist Mark Roberts represents dudes stuck in trash cans.
The disembodied pair of legs lifelessly dangle in an awkward position leaving one to wonder whether a person has actually wedged themselves deep into a trash receptacle.
David Wiseman has realized his vision of nature into the entrance hall of the New West Hollywood Library. A series of branches emerge from the walls and arch into the air space above the stairway, providing a link between the park that surrounds it and the library itself. Read More…
Whitevoid is the result from a collaboration between WHITEvoid studio and Hyundai Design Center. The installation combines ball sculpture consisting of 12,000 translucent spheres with high-power laser projections. Graphical compositions emerges from the combination enabling their viewers to observe and interact with it from every point of view.
Shaped by human interactions, the molecules begin to swarm – aggregating and accumulating. They are constantly in motion, reacting and adapting with the people who seek to engage with the installation.
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The YELLOW OBJECT by Anna Borgman and Candy Lenk is a bit mysterious and seems floating in the air. It carries a kind of architectural miniaturization inside. The object reacts on the human body. It closes if somebody approaches and it opens when it’s left alone. The object is a sculptural intermediary between the real space around the object – an area of action and movement – and the space of miniaturization inside – a space of projection and a space to immerse oneself into.-
‘Piles’ Installation are three designs made of 45.546 shiny pixels that represent the vast quantities of soil, water and rubble that is excavated from the Copenhagen underground. Those who move outside the fence can only guess what’s really going on behind the green wall, deep in the ground and under the houses.
The three figures feed our imagination with images and contrasts with their glittering sequins it’s portrayed material and thus creating a counterpoint to the raw construction site.
Lilian Bourgeat creates installations composed of oversized items from everyday life. Thus deprived of their usual and familiar character, they gain new autonomy by changing scale ratios. These objects surreal and unsettling produce a singular experience to the public. The interaction between the work and the viewer, who is invited to use it as a street furniture is an important feature of the work of the artist.
The perfect Barbie has been redesigned buy artist Jason Freeny by creating this Barbie the artist demonstrates that under this beauty face, she’s got a skeleton and intestines just like you and I do.
The New York-based designer said he chose the doll because of her unusual proportions. He said: ‘I like to see the skeletal system and organs of the body when the features are distorted.’
London Riots and Fast Food Referenced in Exhibition of Seven Deadly Sins by Barnaby Barford at David Gill Galleries
David Gill Galleries announces new show of sculptures by Barnaby Barford entitled Seven Deadly Sins in February 2013. Known for his controversial re-modelling of traditional ceramic figurines, British artist, Barnaby Barford, has moved onto a new form of ceramic subversion with his latest project, The Seven Deadly Sins, which will be on show at David Gill Gallery in London from 27 February – 12 April 2013.
Each of the seven ‘sins’ takes the form of a mirror. Human in scale, there is nothing modest about these works which have been created to reflect the viewer in full length, challenging perception in terms of form and message.
The initial response is to marvel at their beauty and delight at the intricate detail which has gone into the construction of each piece. Each sculptural wall piece conveys Barford’s interpretation of sin: Pride, Avarice, Gluttony, Envy, Lust, Sloth and Wrath.
However, when seen close up, the visual message can be shocking. Each mirror features clusters of filigree flowers and foliage made of porcelain or ceramic, some bearing the patina of images loaded with emotional, sometimes distasteful, messages. For example, Gluttony carries images of fast food and takeaway menus, Envy uses photographs of the London riots in the summer of 2011 and Lust shows clusters of flowers bearing the faces of porn stars. Read More…
Polish artist Marta Klonowska creates translucent animals in actual size made of shattered glass. 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 she displays them.
To create each sculpture, Klonowska first makes an outline of the animal using metal frames and net mesh. She then meticulously places each shard of glass, one piece at a time. Read More…
“At school I would carve a friend’s name into the wood of a pencil and then give it to them as a present. Later, when I got into sculpture, I would make these huge pieces from things like wood, but decided I wanted to challenge myself by trying to make things as small as possible. I experimented sculpting with different materials, such as chalk, but one day I had an eureka moment and decided to carve into the graphite of a pencil”
Irving Harper is this week’s featured designer in the Herman Miller Why Design series. The film is a rare opportunity to feature one of the most prolific designers who helped shape American Modernism. As design director for the Nelson Office, Irving Harper was responsible for some of the most compelling and iconic designs of the twentieth century—from the Marshmallow sofa, to the Ball clock, to the Herman Miller logo itself. While working on the Chrysler Pavilion for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, he began making paper sculptures in his off hours to relieve stress. Some 50 years and roughly 500 pieces later, almost every surface of his Rye, New York home is besieged by evidence of his remarkable skill and creativity.
The fantastic CLOUD installation conceived by artist Caitlind r.c. Brown is made from 1,000 working lightbulbs on pullchains and an additional 5,000 made from donated burnt out lights donated by the public. The installation is a large scale interactive installation that appeared as part of Nuit Blanche in Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Viewers can turn the bulbs on and off using pull strings that hang from the sculpture, creating a flickering effect.
Berlin firm ART+COM has recently completed this art installation for the departure hall of Terminal 1 at Changi Airport, Singapore. Thin steel wires and lightweight aluminum covered with copper were used to create the 608 rain droplets. Suspended from thin steel ropes above the two opposing escalators, each droplet is moved precisely and seemingly floating by a computer-controlled motor hidden in the halls ceiling. The drops follow a 15-minute, computationally designed choreography where the two parts move together in unison, sometimes mirroring, sometimes complementing, and sometimes responding to each other.
Fabrica Doping Thrower presents an art installation devised and executed by the Cuban artist Erik Ravelo at the Dray Walk Gallery (the Old Truman Brewery) in the heart of London.
The sculpture was inspired by the Discobolus (the discus thrower), the famous statue by Myron, from around 445 B.C., which is a symbol of the passion for the Olympic Games and of the cult of human physical perfection. The Doping Thrower is completely smothered in hundreds of multicolour capsules, phials and tablets and even a drip feed.
It invites us to reflect on the habit of using and abusing drug-based substances and treatments to improve an athlete’s performance by artificial means. It should also be seen as a criticism of the anti-doping system which often, in the name of economic power, does fully not safeguard the health of athletes. This deviation from the concept of fair play is unsportsmanlike and dangerously widespread amongst young amateur or occasional athletes who take seriously health-threatening drugs despite having a perfectly healthy body.
The installation can be seen until 6 August (11:00 – 19:00).
Instead of using oil or watercolors to make paintings, Rashad Alakbarov uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls. . The Azerbaijan-based artist carefully positions multicolored acrylic planes, packaging materials, and other objects of assorted shapes and then projects light upon then to create shadow images.
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.