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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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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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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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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Translation is a site-specific thread installation by Missouri-based artist Kendra Werst that works on a three-dimensional plane to redefine space. Using colorful strands of thread affixed to the adjacent walls in the corner of a room, the multihued strings weave in and out of a plexiglass panel to create a sculptural structure embellished with abstract accents. The structure is a…
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Ontario-based Canadian sculptor Ellen Jewett, aka creaturesfromel, creates fantasy-driven biological forms that take the mind on a surreal journey. Each of her creatures exhibits an unconventional yet imaginative aesthetic that combines one's dreams and nightmares into an unusual…Continue
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Artistic duo Eric Markow and Thom Norris have developed an incredibly eye-catching aesthetic for their glass sculptures that incorporates a time-consuming weaving technique. The craftsmen's resulting woven glass sculptures reveal a beautifully seamless fusion of artistic methods and medium that reflect their keen eye for detail and color.
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This series of sculptures, aptly known as Churchtanks, by artist Kris Kuksi presents a controversial re-imagining of cathedrals as heavily armored tanks. Like much of his body of work, Kuksi's pieces in this collection critique organized religion and comment on morality by combining the faith-based architecture with military force.
The mixed media constructions are meticulously…Continue
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Hard Water is an installation piece by Amsterdam-based artist Zeger Reyers that features stacks of white dining plates and saucers mounted to an otherwise bare wall. The intriguing presentation reveals Reyers' signature blend of the natural and the artificial. The tornado-like formation of the piece provides a visual hint of nature composed of man-made objects.
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The Force of Nature is a series of sculptures by artist Lorenzo Quinn that depict a woman pivoting the world around with a piece of cloth. The woman, presumably Mother Nature, is swept with a gust of wind, forcefully draping her attire…Continue
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Cleveland-based sculptor Olga Ziemska works with natural materials like wood and bamboo to create mysteriously figurative installations for her series titled Stillness in motion: The Matka Series. "Matka" means "mother" in Polish and essentially defines the figure that Ziemska recreates. Through this mold of a maternally inclined female, the artist…Continue
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Singapore-based artist Keng Lye meticulously produces three-dimensional works of art with acrylics and epoxy resin that lie somewhere between painting and sculpture. Using a technique originated by Riusuke Fukahori (see this video), Lye manages to produce the…
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British artist, physicist, and all-around science enthusiast Paul Friedlander produces kinetic light sculptures that provide a colorful feast for the eyes. Each piece in his body of work offers a visual medley of light and motion by rapidly rotating a piece of string through white light. The vibrating rope becomes invisible to the human eye, but colors from the light…Continue
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