UK-based German artist Mariele Neudecker creates spherical sculptures that place landscapes upside down in glass orbs. Each piece presents an intriguing spectacle that invites the viewer to interpret it any way they see fit. One could reflect their own inner struggles through the artist's body of work or perhaps see a greater global and environmental issue being…
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Polish artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski has teamed up with German artist Bodo Korsig to create a site-specific installation known as Pfeilschaften, which roughly translates as "Arrow Machinations" in German. The lively installation presents over 200 arrows darted against and through the walls of the exhibition space. Interestingly, there's a…
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Broken Egg is an eye-catching lighting fixture mimicking a cracked egg by designer Ingo Maurer. The fantastic and intriguing design, first introduced as a ceramic table lamp in 1996, has inspired a new architectural project, allowing visitors to actually enter a massive oval-shaped venue. The egg-shaped structure is set to be built at Art Park in Inhotim, Brazil, boasting a futuristic…
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California-based artist Lauren Ryan skillfully constructs life-like animal sculptures using nothing more than pipe cleaners (also known as chenille stems). The bent, curled, and woven into one another to produce these remarkable figurative structures. The fuzzy materials also add to the believable texture of each creature, mimicking the respective animal's fur.
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Chinese artist Zhang Xiangxi uses old television sets to create intricately sculpted rooms. The sculptor's meticulous craftsmanship results in intriguing and unconventional dioramas with a wonderful sense of depth. He manages to not only recreate furniture like desks and beds, but Xiangxi also mirrors the genuine messiness of a real room.
Whether the artist is replicating his…Continue
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At first, the image above looks like a boat, one that is caught in a soaking surge of water, but it is in fact a cleverly designed fountain sprinkling water out of its man-made pores. Located at Playa de la Malvarrosa in Valencia, Spain and known simply as Water Boat Fountain (or Fuente del Barco de Agua in Spanish) by visitors and locals alike, the…Continue
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Brussels, Belgium-based artist David Mesguich used polypropylene sheets or recycled plastic, to create a huge 4 x 3 x 2 meter sculpture of a woman's head. Called Luz 1.0, the futuristic-looking being symbolizes "the passage from one dimension to another, from the concrete to the mental world." Simply put, she is "trying to overcome physical boundaries."
In order to convey…Continue
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Bring the beauty and mystery of nature right into your home with this lovely light sculpture by creative collaboration Hilden & Diaz. The two artists, Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz, blend their artistic interests by starting with what they describe as "existing cultural icons and basic elements, which they transform and modify to tamper with the common perception."
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Chef and restauranteur-turned-artist Justin Gaffrey blurs the boundaries between paintings and sculptures with his eye-catching landscapes and floral creations. The Walton County, Florida-based visual artist aptly describes his method of art as "sculpting with paint." Working primarily with palette knives and a countless assortment of acrylic paints, Gaffrey manages to produce beautifully…
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Italian artist Willy Verginer creates distinctly detailed wooden sculptures that are dipped into bright paints. Each piece is carved from a single piece of wood, and features young and old, male and female, and even animals. The final results are a strange mix of natural wood, stripes of bold colors and patterns, and detailed human figures that are incredibly lifelike.
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Born in Argentina, visual artist Gerardo Feldstein builds sculptures featuring wacky human figures with disproportionately large hands or feet. Made out of wire and wood, the pieces portray strangely intriguing moments when perspective is distorted.
Through his work, Feldstein challenges his viewers to make sense of what we see. The tiny headed figures with exaggerated features do all…Continue
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Information artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg recreates faces of people by extracting genetic information from found objects in the street for her experimental project titled Stranger Visions. Using saliva traced from a piece of gum on the floor or a discarded cigarette butt, not to mention loose hairs that can wind up just about anywhere, the artist and a team of biologists…
New Zealand sculptor Michael Parekowhai's installation titled The World Turns is an intriguing piece of work that features an enormous bronze statue of an elephant balancing on its head. Next to the 5-meter-tall structure, there is a tiny, almost undetectable, figure of a kuril (a rodent native to Australia, often referred to as a "water rat") and a short distance away there…
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Visit New York's famous Madison Square Park starting today, May 2nd, through September 8th, to see how 1.4 million feet of rope - the total length equating to nearly 20 times the length of Manhattan - can be arranged to look like colorful waves. Brooklyn, New York-based artist Orly Genger has taken repurposed rope collected from hundreds of miles up and down the eastern seaboard, covered…
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In this piece entitled Fear Expanded, by artists Ryan Everson and Jason Garcia, the idea of fear seems to vanish into a soothing and peaceful landscape. The pair decided to work on the project together, with Everson building the letters and then handing them off to Garcia to further develop them based on his own personal vision. The final results are these four large wooden letters…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 1, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Al-Warqaa is a sculpture created by artist Adel Abidin. Currently based in Helsinki, the Iraqi artist says the piece was "inspired by Ibn Sina’s poem (Avicenna) where he makes an analogy between ‘soul’ and ‘dove’ by comparing the journey of the soul with the flight of a dove." The piece was commissioned by United Arab Emirates-based Barjeel Art Foundation and was recently exhibited as part…
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Crime reporter-turned-artist Abigail Goldman creates miniature crime scene displays that are playfully titled Die-o-ramas. The oddly twisted dioramas, approximately four inches in height, feature miniature characters encased in a gruesome scene of murder that involves anything from one figure shooting another to a vicious animal attack. There's even the unusual sight of…Continue
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Mixed media artist Gregory Grozos deconstructs a sculptural bust, transforming it into a secret garden for miniature figures. The Limassol, Cyprus-based sculptor's piece, titled The Garden of Unearthly Delights, tells an intriguing story without saying a word. The viewer's mind is left to ruminate on the possible secrets kept within this concealed sanctuary and…
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Studio Drift is a company that brings together nature and technology in unique and unexpected ways. Their works encourage people to notice the little things we often take for granted or just happen to forget about. Fragile Future is a series of specially commissioned chandeliers that are made up of bronze, LED lights and actual dandelions. Real dandelion heads…Continue
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