Pinar's Blog Posts Tagged 'installation' (239)

Colorful Mounds of Dirt Transform a Gallery Space



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…

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Added by Pinar on February 8, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments

Most Incredible Sculptures of AfrikaBurn 2013



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,…

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Added by Pinar on January 25, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Shimmering Sun Sculpture Gives Illusion of Warmth in Calgary



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…

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Added by Pinar on January 5, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Playful Book Sculptures Transform Their Environment



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…

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Added by Pinar on December 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mesmerizing Wall Collages Made of Paper and Plastic Cups

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…

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Added by Pinar on December 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Surreal Tree Branches Sprout Out from Indoor Support Beams



Baitogogo is a half-sculptural, half-architectural installation by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira that presents a surreal growth of tree branches out of white columns. The São Paulo-based artist's piece offers a unique perspective of indoor design while reminding viewers of the materials used for construction. He presents a structural and organic fusion that plays with one's sense…

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Added by Pinar on December 13, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Enormous Tidal Wave Engulfs an Entire Gallery Space



Deluge is an installation mimicking a giant tidal wave by Atlanta-based artist Crystal Wagner that is made of plastic table cloth, balloon mylar, screen print and chicken wire. The site-specific piece creatively engulfs its space like an unrelenting surge of water, simulating the motion and brilliant ripples of the blue water and its salty, white foam. Like an abstract spirit or monster, it…

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Added by Pinar on December 12, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Walking in Mountains of Foam That Looks Like Clouds



Foam is a spectacular installation by Japanese artist Kohei Nawa that transforms a room into a magical scene, making it seem as though visitors are walking up on the clouds. Unveiled at the Aichi Triennale 2013, the artist's piece offers a dreamy landscape in an otherwise pitch-black room. The Osaka-born, Kyoto-based artist creatively…

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Added by Pinar on December 9, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Joshua Tree's Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack



Lucid Stead is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an "architectural intervention," the 70-year-old homesteader shack's weathered and worn…

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Added by Pinar on November 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven



Diminish and Ascend is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this year that allows the mind to wander and imagine a surreal escape. Though it…

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Added by Pinar on November 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

3D Light Sculptures Created with Two Spinning Monitors

Full Turn is a project by artist Benjamin Muzzin that takes two flat screen monitors placed back-to-back and spins them at high speeds, turning the projected images of light into three-dimensional animations. Created as a diploma project for a bachelor degree at ECAL, the result is a spectacular kinetic light…

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Added by Pinar on November 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Perfectly Aligned Pillars Spotlight US Seal on Veterans Day

The Anthem Veterans Memorial in Anthem, Arizona features five pillars representing the branches of the United States Armed Forces—Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard—that each have a hole in it, allowing light to pass through. They are all perfectly aligned to spotlight a mosaic of the Great Seal of the United States on the ground on only one…

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Added by Pinar on November 11, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

World's Largest Buddha Statue Carved into a Cliff



The Leshan Giant Buddha is the world's largest stone Buddha statue located in the Sichuan province of China, near the city of Leshan. The monumental structure was first carved out of a cliff where the Minjiang, Dadu, and Qingyi rivers meet during the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) and continues to stand tall today, proving to be a tourist attraction for spiritual followers and art…

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Added by Pinar on November 1, 2013 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Stunning Artistic Home Features Floating Staircase

Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has designed Casa Cubo, a personal museum of sorts, for an anonymous couple in São Paulo. More than just a place of rest, it is a space for the art enthusiasts to display their wonderful collection. The home away from home is both an architectural project that displays Weinfeld's own creations and design prowess as well as the works of other…

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Added by Pinar on October 24, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Crystal "Paintings" Made from Swan Lake Music Vibrations



Japanese artist Tokujin Yoshioka uses musical vibrations from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake as a catalyst in forming spectacular crystal paintings and sculptures. Each piece in Yoshioka's…

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Added by Pinar on October 24, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

English Building's Brick Facade Playfully Slumps Down



From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes is a surreal display by British designer Alex Chinneck that makes it look like the brick facade is sliding right off the front of a building in Margate, England. The eye-catching installation, which took Chinneck approximately one year to bring to fruition, takes a four-story residence that had been…

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Added by Pinar on October 2, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Giant Submarine Crashes Through Streets of Milan

Milan was hit with an incredible spectacle on October 1st that confused pedestrians and locals into thinking that a submarine had crashed up onto the streets through the ground. The mind-boggling display, like something out of an action-adventure or sci-fi flick, turned into an investigation scene as paramedics, police, and firefighters rushed to the site.…

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Added by Pinar on October 2, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Mind-Boggling Flame Dances Atop a Water Fountain

Water Flame is a mind-boggling installation by artist Jeppe Hein that features two opposing elements coexisting—water and fire. The artist, who is based in both Berlin and Copenhagen, leaves viewers guessing at how the anomaly is possible as they look on in awe. Hein says that his…

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Added by Pinar on October 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Interactive Installation Invites Visitors to Manipulate Clouds



Cloud Pink is an interactive installation by Seoul-based creative Everyware (formed by Hyunwoo Bang and Yunsil Heo) that allows the public to live out their childhood dreams of touching and manipulating clouds. The immersive piece features a fabric screen that invites visitors to poke and prod the material from below, thereby causing a visual reaction in the projected simulation of wafting…

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Added by Pinar on September 21, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Mesmerized Visitors Sit in a Spectacular Whirlwind Chamber



Nemo Observatorium is a spectacular whirlwind chamber by artist Lawrence Malstaf that allows visitors to sit in the center of a styrofoam storm. The tiny white beads circle furiously around the centric sitter like an abstract performance mimicking nature. Participants are given an opportunity to be at the center of a unique audiovisual experience within a cylindrical PVC…

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Added by Pinar on September 17, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

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