This colorful installation is a collection of crocheted potholders by artist Anu Tuominen. In much of her work, the Finland-based artist redefines the function of basic, everyday stuff. She finds neglected and unloved goods, and by reworking these things, she gives them new life as conceptual art.
As a collection, this crotched wool, formed into a colorful pattern of basic…Continue
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Fashion department store Marks & Spencer launched its project called Shwopping, a portmanteau of shopping and swapping, in an effort to recycle clothing and decrease waste. The project, which they refer to as a revolution, seeks to draw attention to the amount of clothing that's discarded every day in the UK and make a…
New York-based artist Jacob Hashimoto is known to work with bamboo and paper, taking cues from his Japanese heritage. His sculptural installations repurpose the materials traditionally exhibited in Japanese screen paintings in a new and airy way. He also adds an interactive element to his works that elevate their appeal.
Armada is Hashimoto's installation of 700 to…
French artist Julien Salaud created a luminescent ceiling installation titled Grotte Stellaire, which roughly translates as Stellar Cave, at Palais de Tokyo's Alice Guy Hall in Paris. The sculptural light installation involves interweaving strands of white string, held down with nails, illuminated by a projected…
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Fragile Future III is a light sculpture created by Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn of Studio DRIFT, in collaboration with Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Each of the limited edition pieces consist of functioning technology and bright illumination combined with nature. According to the project description, the piece "tells the story about the amalgamation of nature and…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 6, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Montreal-born and Berlin-based artist Michel de Broin challenges expectations and accepted norms of the world around us. He finds playful ways to combine his art with common objects. His bio explains, “He sets out to render visible, through richly profound metaphors and analogies, the forces at work in the movement of the energies which guide our actions and govern our impulses.”
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How much fun would it be to see thousands of birds scattered around one of your favorite museums? If you were at Victoria and Albert Museum for one particular day back in 2006, you could have experienced this yourself. Trophy was a temporary installation by artist Clare Twomey which was comprised of 4,000 blue clay birds. Perched all over the ground and…Continue
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Can you believe these colorful mesh sculptures are actually spiderwebs? Chicago native Anthony Michael Simon first discovered the artistry of the silk-producing arachnids while trekking through a forest in Korea, where he is currently based, looking for a location for his next sculptural art installation. He came across a huge spiderweb and it somehow clicked in his…Continue
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Artist Kim Adams turned this Dodge Ram van into a moving spectacle of lights! The Canadian sculptor is influenced by industrial design, architecture, and automotive design. Auto Lamp is an installation where Adams punctured the structure of the vehicle to form patterns of various sized holes swirling across all sides.
By removing pieces of the van, Adams actually creates something new…Continue
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British sculptor Antony Gormley is well-known for his life-size sculptures that creatively mimic the human body, but the figurative clay mounds from his series titled Field, though not as accurate in depicting mankind's form, holds deeper value for the artist. Gormley says…Continue
When I first looked at these pieces by Chinese artist Shi Jindian, they reminded me of really amazing line drawings. I was completely taken aback when I discovered that each form is actually a delicate and intricate 3D wire sculpture!
Shi Jindian says, “I don’t like hard, heavy materials…I prefer fine and delicate things.” So the steel wire is a perfect medium for creating these almost…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 30, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Paris-based artist Baptiste Debombourg continues to amaze us with yet another awe-inspiring installation. His newest work, Aerial, is the shattering of two tons of glass flooding into the room of a former Benedictine monastery called Brauweiler Abbey in…
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 30, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
When I first set my eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's work, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota's own traumatic…Continue
Added by Pinar on April 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
We have come across Makoto Tojiki’s impressive LED light sculptures before and, now, the Japanese artist and designer once again inspires us with his new piece, Hope and Dream. The artist created this piece for luxury beauty…
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 26, 2012 at 11:12am — No Comments
Upon first glance, this series reminded me of Rob Mulholland's acrylic glass statues, but this collection of work titled Mirrored is actually the work of artistic duo Tim Maslen and Jennifer Mehra, aka Maslen & Mehra. The photographers and installation artists…Continue
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Japanese artist Sachiko Abe sits atop a building in a white gown, cutting countless sheets of A4 paper into thin, wispy strips. The performance piece known as Cut Paper is both calming and mystifying. Abe sits for hours on end meticulously shredding paper whose cut feathery strands measure a mere 0.5mm in width. She first began this practice while in a mental institution over 15 years ago…
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Just like any cake decorator would, Montreal-based artist Shelley Miller uses sugar icing to create delicate patterns of lines, shapes, and flowers. The one main difference with Miller, though, is that she’s not baking cakes. Miller is an installation artist who creates many of her intricate artworks outside. She uses edible blue paint on white sugar tiles, and then affixes the tiles on to the…
New Delhi-based Indian artist Subodh Gupta's sculptural installation titled Line of Control mimics the dismaying mushroom cloud that forms from the deployment of nuclear warfare, most historically recognized from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The piece features 26 tons worth of stainless steel utensils, including spoons, cans, pots, and pans.
While we're most…Continue
RE:site and METALAB teamed up to win this commissioned award from Texas A&M University for an installation in the new Memorial Student Center 12th Man Hall. The team’s success in the competition came from their ability to, “harness the potential of programmable LEDs, remote sensing, parametric design and digital fabrication to create an open ended narrative of the story of the University.”…
Added by Katie Hosmer on April 18, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
We can hear sound but how does one visually represent it? Artist Daniel Palacios takes a go at visualizing noise with his kinetic sculpture called Waves that consists of a long, sturdy string of rope attached to a turbine on each end. The interactive structure responds to movement in both a visual and an audible manner.
The number of people that are present within the same room and…Continue
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