Posts Tagged ‘installation art’
In these photographs of Picasso, shot in 1949 by LIFE magazine photographer Gjon Mili, Picasso traces a light pen in the air, effectively painting with light. You can feel his iconography subtly shining through in these glowing air drawings: bulls, centaurs, figures in flux, crooked cubist profiles, and of course African masks. Beautiful.
The mile high city seems to have public art springing up on every corner these days. Check out some of these innovative works:
The Big Blue Bear
“I See What You Mean” by Lawrence Argent
(Corner of 14th Street and Stout Street)
At the Denver convention center a big blue bear sculpted in geometric angles towers 40 feet high against the convention center’s glass walls. Seeming to peer through the glass, this bear is a downtown icon. Made from composite materials, its form was extrapolated from 3D digital images then built from over 4,000 interlocking concrete and polymer triangles.
All across Los Angeles, street artist Paige Smith is making the city sparkle. With faux paper geodes that is. And lots of unexpected shapes that represent crystals, quartz, and other mineral formations normally found in nature.
Netherlands-based designer Ka-Lai Chan’s latest furniture collection, “The Ordinary Family,” is a 5-piece art collection filled with furniture bursting with colorful growths. Each piece is a conceptual work of art, symbolically representing an individual family member.
In the Hôtel Au Vieux Panier in Marseille, France, there’s half a room that is tagged like crazy with all colors of the rainbow. The other half? Stark, zen-like, and white. Imagine the view from the bed: look right, modern and contemplative. Look left, riotous expression. The artist? Tilt.
Activists from Anima Naturalis staged this street scene in Barcelona to raise awareness about animal cruelty.
I’m completely awestruck by New York sculptress Tara Donovan’s beautiful works of art. Looking at her organic sculptural forms, you can see why she was recently selected for the prestigious MacArthur Foundation ‘genius’ grant. Tara is known for creating unique forms out of ordinary objects like tape, paper plates, pencils, Styrofoam cups and much more. The mundane nature of her materials completely vanish into her otherworldly sculptures revealing instead curious shapes and fascinating textures.
Love the stained glass look? Then check out this stained plexiglass house created by Tom Fruin. An installation artist born in Los Angeles and currently based in Booklyn, Tom created “Kolonihavehus”. Made of steel, found plexiglass, and paint, this colorful house was installed in the plaza of the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen. So cool!
Resa Blatman is a talented artist and designer that I’ve been following for some time now. She is a pro at integrating her artistic style into her design work flawlessly. But what I’m really excited to share with you is her latest painting series. Consisting of spectacular cut-edge art, her new work comes alive on the wall and takes on a wonderful 3D life of its own.
Even cracked sidewalks in Paris are magnificent. Juliana Santacruz Herrera has come up with a fancy way to dress up the cracks in the street. What a cheerful way to brighten things up! If only every sidewalk looked like these!! Happy friday everyone!