Artist Benjamin Shine’s latest project beautifully plays with illusion and the power of creative energy with the use of translucent tulle. What emerges from the fiber are female and male faces, which quickly dissolve into the abyss and fluidity of the highly malleable tool. Titled, The Dance, the piece is suspended from ceiling and back-lit.
Artist Immeserses Gown In The Dead Sea For 2 Years And It Transforms Into a Salt Crystal Masterpiece
Israeli artist Sigalit Landau decided to submerge herself into the mystery and effects of the Dead Sea. She dipped a down in the salt-rich waters in 2014, and recently removed it to be seen for display. The results are a stunning crystallized dress, which seems nothing short of surreal and straight from a fairy tale. Take a look below at the uncanny images.
Dan Flavin untitled (to the “innovator” of Wheeling Peachblow) 1968 Daylight, pink and yellow fluorescent light; 96 x 96 inches. Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. Courtesy the artist and Castelli Gallery.
A 10,000 Square Foot Ball Pit Located Within Museum Allows Visitors to Experience the Beach Indoors
Brooklyn-based experimental studio Snarkitecture uses almost one million recyclable translucent plastic balls to bring the ocean and beach fun indoors at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.. Titled, “The BEACH,” the interactive installation includes white beach chairs and umbrellas to set the ultimate seaside milieu.
The purpose of Snarkitecture’s project is to focus “on the viewer’s experience and memory, creating moments of wonder and interaction that allow people to engage directly with their surrounding environment.” The installation will be open through September 7, 2015 to the public, where they can grab drinks and snacks.
Exquisite Installations Unwind Strands of Ropes into Delicate Trees
Mello + Landini is a collaboration between Brazil-based artists Janiana Mello and Daniel Landini. Together, they create an on-going series of installations called Ciclotrama, which consist of intertwining ropes that twist and unwind into organic forms like roots and trees.
Jamie North is a Sydney based artist working across the mediums of sculpture and photography. Artist creates magnificent sculptures made out of cement, stone, marble, plants and moss. Evoking the feeling of remaining monuments of a long forgotten civilization.
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Twisted Tree Branch Installation by Henrique Oliveira
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira’s installations often feature a spectacular presence of tree branches overpowering artifice. Titled Baitogogo, the sculpture seems to be growing organically from white beams of Paris’ Palais de Tokyo museum. Composed from popular reclaimed Brazilian plywood material, tapumes, the entangled tree branches are desperately reclaiming their space. Both an aesthetically and conceptually beautiful project, Oliveira’s intentional contrast between nature and the manmade construction begin an environmental conscious dialogue we often ignore.
Swedish artist Susanna Hesselberg constructed an ingenious installation which is composed of an ominous library in the ground, which plummets into underground of the Earth, similar like a mining shaft. The visual results are alarming and spark great curiosity. Titled “When My Father Died It Was Like a Whole Library Had Burned Down,”Hesselberg submitted this piece into the biannual Sculpture by the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark.
Graphic designer Shigeo Fukuda’s iconic 1987 piece “Lunch with a Helmet On” is composed of hundreds of suspended forks, knives, and spoons in the light, which reveal shadow sculpture. By carefully placing the obsolete items at the ideal angle, Fukuda has managed to create a surreal optical illusion, inspired by M.C. Escher’s 3D illustrations.
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.
Peter Erskine (American, b. 1941, New Haven, CT, USA) - 1: Spectrum of Time, Rainbow Sundial calendar, 1999 Permanent Installations. 2,3,4,5: New Light On Rome, 2000 Spectrum Sunlight on Aula Stairs.Trajan’s Markets, Rome 112 AD. 21.6.2000-1.1.2001. Materials: Sunlight, Laser Cut Prisms 6,7: Peter Erskine (American, b. 1941, New Haven, CT, USA) - Secrets Of The Sun (SOS), Photovoltaic Solar Electric Panels, 1991 8: Meridian Solar Spectrum Calendar. Porter Ranch Public Library Los Angeles, California, 1998
David Cerny - one of the leading and internationally famous, Czech contemporary artists. Born in 1967 in Prague. In 1996, he graduated from the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. In his works blends humor, provocation and satire. His works can be seen in many locations in Prague.
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Spanish artist Cayetano Ferrández prepares scenarios radically minimalist, suitable for a phenomenology of the essential, armed with an illumination of chiaroscuro where light is part of the language that modulates the meanings. The light becomes one means of concealing and revealing, to say without saying, make us also see in the shadows that hide facial features or members of the body / text
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Kohei Nawa is a Japanese artist that is interested in surfaces. He covers Taxidermy with crystal beads and balls which alter the skin and the way we perceive the animal. There are a million different views of an animal covered in beads and each bead offers it’s own distorted view of the original. The grouping of all of these distorted partial views grouped together even suggests the way the public is fed information and how even when seeing all of the view still obscures the original object/intent/idea. Nawa explores the ideas of surface/perception/interaction with his other works liquid and scum. Check his website by clicking the image below if you want to see more of his work.