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.
Mark Mawson latest series is called “Aqueous II”. He drops of coloured paint into a tank of water and captures the results on camera. “My favourites in the series are the blue toadstools. It was from my first session in the new series and reminds me of a world in a Dr. Seuss book,” said Mark . Read More…
Trexels is a limited edition print from John Martz and Koyama Press, featuring 235 of Star Trek characters.
The print, an edition of 300, will debut at the MoCCA Festival in New York City, April 9th and 10th, 2011 (I’ll only have 25 of them with me). Following the festival, the majority of the prints will be available for sale here on my site (with a few copies reserved for TCAF and SDCC). In addition to this print, I will also be debuting the Xeric-funded printing of my comic book Heaven All Day, and a new Machine Gum minicomic.
Michael Petermann, a classically trained musician and conductor, has put together an ingenious musical ‘orchestra’ made entirely out of vintage electric appliances. ‘The Stupid Orchestra‘ is made out of mixers, vacuum cleaners and washing machines, all built between 1940 and 1975. Performing every hour on the hour at the MKG Hamburg until April 30th, the orchestra runs on an electronic control system of Petermann’s design, meaning Petermann doesn’t have to conduct his electrical orchestra himself.
Quadratura is a new site-specific light installation by Spanish artist Pablo Valbuena. He projected a perspective grid between two rows of columns and onto the wall behind them, thus creating the illusion of an infinite pathway.
SebastiAn is coming out with his new album called Total later this year and he’s just released the music video for his first single Embody. As always the video is directed by Ed Banger artist extraordinaire So-Me who does an outstanding job with..
Watch it, it’s great.