Tom Fruin, a New York-based installation artist, recently traveled to Copenhagen where he built this stunning outdoor pavilion in plaza outside of the Royal Danish Library. Constructed out of hand welded angle iron and about a thousand scraps of reclaimed Plexiglas.
The house is fully constructed from hand-cut and hand-welded steel picture frames which have been arranged to hold a single piece of found Plexiglas ranging in size from 2×2 inches to 24×363 inches. the frames are welded into 35 individual panels which can be bolted together to wrap around the metal structure. a pivot mounted door and several operable windows complete the 14th feet house.
Shinichi Maruyama has been involved in many worldwide advertising campaigns, utilizing his expertise in ice,liquid/splash, and specializing in movement in his works.Years of lighting research and the advancement of retouching have made it easier to have a strong idea of exactly how a photo will look even before the shoot begins.
For Maruyama, the spontaneity of the process is what he finds most exciting. “Each stroke is unique, ephemeral. I can never copy or recreate them,” he says. “I know something fantastic is happening, but I can’t fully understand the event until I look at these captured afterimages.”
Shinichi maruyama was born in 1968 in Nagano, Japan. He started his professional career in Tokyo in 1993, 10 years later relocating his studio to new york city in search of more global opportunities. Specializing in splashing and energetic movements within shots, Maruyama has become highly sought after for his expertise in this field expanding his career into Europe in 2005.
Jose Gonzalez and Michael Szivos from Studio Softlab have completed their projectcalled ‘(n)arcissus’, a site specific installation designed and produced for node10.
The piece hangs in the center of the stairwell at the Frankfurter Kunstverein art center in Frankfurt, Germany,measuring 9 meters tall, supported by two metal rings – one at the top of the stairwell and one attached
to the lobby ceiling.
Created by artist Fraser Ross, his “Breath Of Life” pieces were constructed using some old scrap electronics, a type of wire called Flexinol, which can remember its shape when distorted, and a few belljars. Ross says that the movement is supposed of the wires is supposed to mimic the growth of plants, which is why he has you exhale your smelly, carbon-dioxide filled breath on the piece.
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Carole A. Feuerman is an American artist and hyper-realistic sculptor. She currently lives and works in New York, New York. Feuerman is most known for her resin sculptures painted in oil, but she also utilizes other media such as bronze and stone. She developed a technique she calls “painting with fire” where she pours, splatters and splashes up to five different molten metals that are 2000 degrees in temperature. Most recently she has introduced photography and video media as a component to her sculptural works and plans on creating more installations for 2011.
This giant wooden clip is currently being showcased in Belgium, in the Chaudfontaine park as part of a contemporary art exhibition. Designed by Mehmet Ali Uysal, the unusual park addition replicates the clip, a common smart tool used to hang clothes.
This amazing installation created by Heatherwick Studio is located at Barnards Farm, Essex, UK. The National Malus (crab-apple) Collection commissioned the studio to design a permanent pavilion to sit within their grounds.The structure is a cube, 2.4m in each dimension, punctured by over 5000, 18mm square hollow aluminum staves that act as miniature windows with tiny glazed ends, The staves form the structure and texture of the building and suspend the cube 1m above the ground.
The cube was precision-machined, by an aerospace company, from 15mm anodized aluminum and bonded together using special high-strength adhesive. The aluminum staves are arranged radially, the origin point being the center of the cube. A single light source located at this central point emits light at night through every tube, causing the windows to glow.
This tricycle sculpture by Sergio Garcia is currently on display at 941 Geary in San Francisco as part of the “From the Street to the Cube” show which runs through August 28th.
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Dominating the Carlton Shopping Centre in Johannesburg, this huge sculpture by Ratcliffe Fowler Design has been named Ballman. It is made with almost 3,000 footballs suspended from steel wire ropes giving the illusion that it is floating in the air.
JEFF NISHINAKA, paper sculptor, was born in Los Angeles and gained international recognition in the past fifteen years through his unique representational art forms in 3-Dimension. He pioneered paper sculpture in the US advertising, promotion, and publishing fields. Since then he has worked non-stop as the premiere paper sculptor in both commercial advertising, illustration, and fine art. Generally using Strathmore 2-ply and 3-ply kid finish papers (and sometimes using watercolor paper or handmade papers), he tears and cuts the paper into three-dimensional sculptures to which he applies color with an arsenal of techniques.
Dutch artist Wieki Somers is using the ashes of dead people to create common household objects using a 3D industrial printer. The actual sculptures are made out of human remains and show that even in post-life you could become a bird or a toaster.
Artist Wieki Somers said the project demonstrates the fragility of life and questions our attachment to inanimate objects.
These highly-dynamic sculptures by visual artist Claire Morgan are captivating on so many different levels. Many of the animals in her artwork seem to evoke a potential for freedom and life’s poignant vulnerability. The relationship between movement and stillness is compelling in her installations, while the compositional patterns she creates form a beautiful rhythmic tone.
Crafetefan has been designed for Coca-Cola by Porky Hefer of Animal Farm. Made with 2500 standard Coke bottle crates – this huge ‘This giant’ is located at the fan park in Newtown. It weighs a whopping 25 tons and measures 54 feet tall.
Toronto-based artist Susy Oliveira creates sculptures, paintings and installations that examine human’s. Through her tridimensional works designed to evoke the virtual modelings simulating reality, Susy Oliveira questions our habits of replacing nature with fabricated replicas. In her works, there is a playful dynamic which associates the characteristics of photography with those inherent to sculpture.
Often using digital images that attempt to capture or reproduce elements of nature, the artist repurposes the images to give new life and form to artificial versions of natural and organic material.
Koukichi Sugihara, from the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Science in Japan, designed this cardboard sculpture which won the 2010 Illusion Competition.