By destructing pieces of art and objects Brooklyn based artist Valerie Hegarty creates installations of art in different stages of decomposition, morphing it in to compositions so apparent in their depiction of fleeting nature of all things we consider - "things of beauty".
Installations by Valerie Hegarty [...]
If your friend would tell you "I've seen cars, truck and plane drowning in colorful waves - but then these waves were not a water at all, they were made from color magazines engulfing them and flowing through the windshield, and doors and..." - you would think he is describing the dream he had last night. Created by installation maestro David Mach these installations are nothing short of amazing. Now you know what you can do with all those magazines you've been hording for years!
Images courtesy David Mach
In 2011 Cuban artists Erik Rovelo of "Fabrica" was commissioned by United Colors of Benetton to create art installations "Lana Sutra". As a tribute to Benetton's values of love and artistic expression, series of 15 sculpture installations were displayed in 3 Benetton stores - Milan, Istanbul and Munich. Emotion reflecting colors, cozy texture of wool and romantically embracing forms embodies feeling of connection of love, one thing that unites us all. More information on Lana Sutra creative process and documentary videos you can find here.
Photos: United Colors of Benetton [...]
A series of culturally iconographic paper sculptures by Long-Bin Chen are intricately crafted from existing books, newspapers, and magazines. New York based artist Long-Bin Chen is known for transforming books, newspapers, and magazines into sculptures. Using locally printed materials (where he is an artist in residence) as his medium, he carefully carves figures from blocks of soft stacked paper--from warriors, to buddhas, to composers. at first glance, the highly-realistic three-dimensional works appear to be made from stone, but upon closer inspection, the viewer realizes the humble material which he has employed. Chen's commentary on social change seeks to connect ideas from the east, where he was born, with those of the west, where he resides. his creative practice at current sees him realizing large-scale buddha heads shaped from piles of telephone books, japanese warrior figures, and influential people from other cultures. An installation of Chen's art is on view at the Halsey I [...]
Self-taught sculptor from France Patrice Hubert has been creating elaborate moving sculptures reminiscent of the insect world. Kinetic "Neo Art Nouveau" installations made by bending metal in to intricate shapes, the geometry inspired by nature, adding a dimension of movement, light and shadow.
Photos: Patrice Hubert [...]
Motohiko Odani sculptures are so amazing they are worth revisiting again. As if defying gravity they have fragile quality about them like created by brush strokes in three-dimentional space. More of Motohiko's work can be found here.
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A glistening sculptural installation made up of metal chain link fencing and iridescent Plexiglas that bounces rainbows of color when light hits it.
American artist Soo Sunny Park took over Rice Gallery, part of Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a glistening, labor intensive, abstract installation called Unwoven Light. The suspended piece is made up of 37 individual units composed of chain link fencing that is arranged into a sculptural form that’s all about light.
As you make your way around the space, the ever-changing rainbows of color bounce off each piece of iridescent Plexiglas that has been wired into the openings of the metal fence. The coated Plexiglas causes the light to “unweave” making each shape turn from clear to colorful as light hits them. [...]
His largest and most ambitious work to date, In Orbit by Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno is the closest one may ever come to feeling like a spider. Working with a team of architects, engineers and biologists over a three year period, Saraceno is finally ready to debut this monumental mesh construction that suspends over 25 meters above the piazza of the K21 Standehaus museum in Dusseldorf, Germany. On June 22, visitors will be able to climb on the gigantic steel wire construction that spans three levels.
The mesh net alone weighs three tons and there are half a dozen "spheres" or inflated PVC balloons positioned within it. No joke, for this installation, the artist studied the methods of various spiders to see how they constructed their intricate webs. Just like them, visitors coordinate their activities with one another, perceiving space through the medium of vibration.
Of course, there are few rules to entering "the orbit." Visitors will receive instructions on how to scale i [...]