In a new project called “OMG, Who Stole My Ads?” French street artist Etienne Lavie makes it his mission to transform the ad space in Paris into an outdoor art gallery. He has been travelling around the city, snatching up posters and billboards, and replacing them with fine specimens of French art from an earlier era. If our senses have over-developed to the point where we need to be visually stimulated at all times outdoors, just to keep up continuity, then we might as well at least occasionally glimpse something that moves us—something we might elect to look at voluntarily. Lavie’s project gives that gift to a lucky subset of Parisian commuters.
Poland-born, German artist Monika Grzymaladescribes her work as three dimensional drawings. She studied sculpture, shifted to drawing and found her place somewhere in between. Rolls of tape are her “pen” of choice and she allows them to dive and ripple in all directions via
Jee Young Lee (South Korean) turns her tiny studio (roughly 12 feet by 13 feet) into massive-looking works of art. 1: Nightscape 2: I’ll Be Back, 2010 3: Treasure Hunt 4: Monsoon Season 5: The Little Match Girl 6: Black Birds 7: Resurrection
Sanguine : Too much blood - Passionate, Bold,impulsive Melancholic :Too much black bile - Depressed, anxious, moody Choleric : Too much yellow bile - Irritable, hostile, bitter Phlegmatic : Too much phlegm - Passive, introverted, rational
The Four Humors is a body of work spanning 2009-2010 which examines the history of scientifically categorizing human behavior, specifically the particular theory of understanding human psychology invented by the Ancient Greeks. “Essentially, this theory held that the human body was filled with four basic substances, called four humors, which are in balance when a person is healthy. All diseases and disabilities resulted from an excess or deficit of one of these four humors. The four humors were identified as black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood. When a patient was suffering from a surplus or imbalance of one fluid, then his or her personality and physical health would be affected.”
Gerry Barry has been making installations on poetic landscapes across the Irish countryside. Barry’s installations often feature simple shapes, primarily the circle. Water is a key element of his creations and his ephemeral artworks are meant to coexist with the elements of nature. Text Via
Visual artist Peter Kogler has covered the walls and floors of some of the most prestigious galleries and museums around the world in his spellbinding illusions. The eyes are sucked into his creations like a vortex, drawn further and further in to find the beating heart of the art piece.
Trevor Leat (b. London, UK, Scotland based) -The Whirling Dervish was a willow sculpture that was installed in 2012 at Shambellie House, in New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland via This Is Colossal
Simon Schubert (born 1976) is an artist based in Cologne, Germany, his birthplace. From 1997 to 2004 he trained at the Kunstakademie DÃ¼sseldorf in the sculpture class of Irmin Kamp. Inspired by Surrealism as well as by Samuel Beckett, Schuberts works imagine architectonical settings, common situations and objects, whereas the material he uses are either simple or sophisticated – figurative installations, for which he varied materials - such as hair, feathers, clothing, plaster, wood, graphite, lacquer ,cardboard, lighting elements. Some of these figures are only backs, you can run around them without, however, to recognize a face - often forces itself something between viewer and sculpture, a curtain of hair or about a mirror, the open view is impossible. In both procedures, Schubert approaches to similar issues. Its themes revolve around loneliness, isolation, loss, and resolution, the artist is in search of the infinite in the finite.. Some of his paper foldings entered the West Collection, Oaks, PA, while the Saatchi
Wim Delvoye born 1965 in West Flanders is a Belgian neo-conceptual artist known for his inventive and often shocking projects. Delvoye creates this oversized laser-cut steel sculptures of objects typically found in construction (like a cement truck), customized in seventeenth-century Flemish Baroque style.These structures juxtapose “medieval craftsmanship with Gothic filigree”. Delvoye brings together the heavy, brute force of contemporary machinery and the delicate craftsmanship associated with Gothic architecture via