Posts Tagged ‘installation art’
A balloon artist? What a unique concept! Today’s artist is quite an interesting character. I must say I have never come across an artist working with balloons…until now. Willy Chyr is both a balloon artist and an aspiring animator. A circus-lover at heart, Willy joined the local circus while he was a student of physics and economics at the University of Chicago. He performed as a juggler, unicyclist, and magician, and learned to twist balloons in the process.
A number of hotels are inviting artists to illustrate wall murals for individual rooms, a concept which I love! What a great way to sleep inside an artist’s drawing. The Artist Residence Hotel in Brighton, England has rooms with sea views that are decked out with painted wall murals like these by Matt Saunders, an illustrator and animator based in Leeds.
Got blank walls, and are you at a loss about how to fill them? How about creating cable art with your spare cords and wires? Check out these installations by designer Maisie Maud Broadhead.
[ via Fresh Home ]
Mindy Shapero is an artist based in Los Angeles who creates sculptures and installations that are filled with funky shapes and forms evocative of elements one might find on another planet. Mindy is extremely talented at composing surreal forms that have a captivating organic quality about them.
Usually we seek out great art to decorate our walls, but British artist Charlotte Mann takes white walls and transforms them into incredible living art. Hand-drawn with a thick black marker, Charlotte’s installations showcase unique sketched worlds that can be seen in homes, offices, and even on the runway. Collaborating on several occasions with fashion designer Peter Jensen, Charlotte has created fancy illustrated rooms complete with chandeliers to serve as fashion show backdrops. So Culture Vixens, pick up your pens and take to your walls!
View more of Charlotte’s work at CharlotteMann.co.uk
Creative scenes from artist Sandrine Estrade Boulet.
This installation, titled “cabinet” by Misha Kahn caught my eye straight off. Maybe it’s the concept of everything having its own cubby, or its own specific place in the big scheme of things, but something about it just feels so darn reassuring. It’s extremely visually pleasing from a designer’s standpoint as well, with perfectly customized containers for everything.
“After scanning the hoards of chachkis lying on my bedroom floor I printed out life size puzzle pieces and arranged them into this curious thought bubble.” —Misha Kahn
Rune Guneriussen is a talented Norwegian artist who produces incredible installations composed of man-made objects placed outdoors all across Norway. Isolated in nature, most of Rune’s work is presented through photography, although he recently created a live installation for the Nuit Blanche nighttime art festival which took place in Paris last year. Rune’s photographs of decorative lamps softly illuminating isolated snow-blanketed landscapes are absolutely stunning. They evoke a feeling of serene silence and contemplation while casting a magical, storybook ambiance.
“As an artist he believes strongly that art itself should be questioning and bewildering as opposed to patronizing and restricting. As opposed to the current fashion he does not want to dictate a way to the understanding of his art, but rather indicate a path to understanding a story.”
[ via runeguneriussen.no ]
These unique graphics were created by SHOTOPOP, a group of graphic and interactive designers based in London.
[ via Shotopop ]
I’m diggin’ Carl Kleiner’s provocative photography installations. I love how his edgy humor shines through distinctly with each piece, and how he incorporates graphic elements and traditionally flat shapes into a 3-dimensional plane.
[ via Carl Kleiner ]