In Lauren Fensterstock's installation work, oceans of black grass flow from room to room and ebony flowers thrive in an unnatural lushness. The artist uses jet-black paper to create dark and expansive site-specific landscapes, thick with flowers, reeds, tendrils, and vines. By doing so, she adds an artificiality to the seemingly natural…Continue
Added by Noel Kat on March 2, 2014 at 7:52am — No Comments
Artist Michael Grab of Gravity Glue is incredibly skilled at achieving beautiful harmony in the most surprising rock formations. His delicately assembled stacks, entitled Balancing Rocks, seem to defy gravity. However, he says that gravity is the only "glue" that holds his structures together.
The creative stone…Continue
This sweet installation, Sugar Metropolis, is a traveling project developed by professional sculptors Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels that promotes community collaboration through sugar cube constructions. Within designated space, the artists set up…
Added by katie hosmer on February 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Anyone who has the chance to venture inside this String Prototype will have great fun navigating through the complex arrangement of blue lines. Created by Croatian-Austrian industrial design group Numen/For Use, the inflatable concept is like a large jungle gym for kids and adults alike.
The installation consists of a geometric configuration of ropes that are secured to the…Continue
Barcelona-based artists Javier Jabalera and Mon Castel worked in collaboration with 3D Neighbors to create this interactive project entitled Everything is Ending. The pair worked together to build the flammable design because, Jabalera explains, "We were thinking of the best way to say goodbye to the earth if finally this 2012 is the last year before the…
Berlin-based German artist Katharina Grosse produces large-scale installations that transform the spaces they inhabit. Working with mounds of dirt and a wide spectrum of spray painted colors, the artist redefines the area she displays her work in by coloring both her materials as…
Added by Pinar on February 8, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments
Upon quick glance from a distance, you might think a young girl is standing dangerously close to the edge of this cliff. In reality, though, the figure is a wonderfully detailed painting created by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic in his signature style.
After his solo exhibit opened in Malaysia, entitled Art…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on February 1, 2014 at 10:22pm — No Comments
AfrikaBurn is an annual event held in the deserts of the Tankwa Karoo in South Africa that invites artists to display their work and then eventually light it up in a blaze of glory, in true Burning Man fashion. The regional event, which most recently hosted approximately 6,500 people,…
Added by Pinar on January 25, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments
New York City-based artist Timothy Goodman was recently commissioned to help AirBnB develop a creative space in their new office. The company, a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world, wanted a concept that would fit and function well within their team culture.
Goodman was handed a blank canvas and left to his own devices…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on January 24, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Keeping Up Appearances is an ongoing, site-specific installation project by Ashley V. Blalock in which she strings up huge crocheted, web-like doilies throughout different gallery spaces. The American artist uses bold red cotton and yarn to create forms that burst from corners and walls, and cover the floor. Although the project changes from one location to the next, the consistent theme is an exploration of domestic living and the concept of how people…Continue
Urban art firm SpY has created a massive installation, simply titled Cameras, made up of 150 fake security cameras all mounted onto the side of a building in Madrid, Spain. Viewing nothing in particular, the art piece is a clear statement about the concerns of privacy in our modern global society.
From George Orwell's popular dystopian novel 1984 to current concerns about NSA spying,…Continue
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 18, 2014 at 10:44am — No Comments
As much of the United States continues to experience an insanely cold winter, many artists are making the most of it by documenting spectacular icicles dripping from a frozen lighthouse or by transforming…
Added by katie hosmer on January 12, 2014 at 9:32am — No Comments
Walk into the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco from now till the end of February and you'll find a gorgeous art installation that features 20 miles of ribbon cascading from the church's vaulted ceiling arches. Artist Anne Patterson is behind Graced With Light, an installation consisting of nearly 1,000 satin ribbons with colors inspired by stained glass.…Continue
Solar Flare is the newest sculptural collaboration by Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett that features a dynamic spherical structure mimicking the sun. The shimmering orb has yellow acrylic rods spiking out in every direction like sun rays, simulating a spectacular explosion of light.
Brown tells us that the interactive piece is…Continue
Added by Pinar on January 5, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Imagine the bright spectrum of colors you would bask in while walking through a cathedral full of rainbows. To Breathe - A Mirror Woman is Kimsooja's 2006 site-specific installation for the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid, Spain. To expand and unite the architectural structure of the space, Kimsooja had the whole floor tiled in mirrors. She then covers the vault and the entire…
Sail Away is an ever expanding, large scale installation comprised of hundreds of small boats made from paper money, tickets and maps from all over the world. The artist Susan Stockwell encourages visitors to engage and contribute by making their own ships to add to the collection. Stockwell crafted the small boats by hand, folding and sewing global currency to form the hulls, masts, and…Continue
Added by Noel Kat on December 29, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments
Madrid-based Spanish artist Alicia Martín first caught our eye with her incredible sculpture, titled Biografías, that looked like a haphazard parade of books flooding through the side of a building. Taking a look through her portfolio, it's easy to see that this artist has a keen eye for…
Added by Pinar on December 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
This site-specific installation aptly named Eucalyptus is a real eucalyptus tree located at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia. Although it has been taken out of its natural environment and placed in man's, this tree still retains its inherent serenity. There are seats in the gallery for visitors to observe and meditate.
Commissioned for Cai Guo-Qiang's solo exhibition…Continue
Added by Noel Kat on December 25, 2013 at 3:07pm — No Comments
In the spirit of the holiday season, architecture and design studio Brut Deluxe, led by Ben Busche, developed these festive light installations along Kurfürstendamm, a famous avenue in Berlin. The project consists of three parts located at different intersections, and each piece adds a little sparkle to the neighborhood.
First, a huge light dome spanning almost 25 feet in…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on December 22, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
New York-based artist Lisa Hoke creates colorful wall collages out of an assortment of disposable items. Working extensively with paper and plastic cups, the artist installs each of her multilayered murals in eye-catching patterns. She playfully transforms each room into a magnificent spectacle full of snake-like formations of multihued cups as well as flattened…Continue
Added by Pinar on December 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments