The forest of Oma, ‘one of Basque artist Agustin Ibarrola’s best known works’ is an example of ‘land art,’ a ‘creative trend that first appeared in the 1960s’ which sees artists take their art to nature, using the countryside as their frame and medium. In Ibarrola’s case, it was the Oma forest in Northern Spain that became his canvas, where a magical forest now comes alive with colour.
Greg Haberny’s work is at once playful, revolting, and sarcastic. Much like the DADA artists of old, Haberny seems to be drawn to expressively absurd themes. Everything from Alfred Hitchcock to Terry Richardson, Pin-up girls to vintage cartoons all find their way into his installations. By mixing these icons from popular culture, Haberny is able to […]
A true sign of creativity is the ability to re-imagine the laws of physics. In his installation, Liquid Marble, Mathieu LeHanneur bends the very nature of a marble surface and creates an atmosphere of fantasy and intrigue. Pushing the limits of algorithm-based 3D modeling, the French artist built a slab of black marble that appears to […]
Here’s another spectacular example of a successful yarn-bombing incident. Thanks to the folks of HOT TEA, the Williamsburg Bridge in NYC was draped in bright stripes and saturated hues. The Minneapolis-based yarn connoisseurs just wanted to add a little color to the repetitious commute over the bridge into Manhattan. And this rainbow gate-way is just the trick!
The circle of life for billions of trees is usually to grow, to be cut down, to end up as a book or newspaper. Colombian artist Miler Lagos reversed this fate in his wonderful installation Fragments of Time in which he presents 15 tree trunk-looking pieces that were made of piled and carved newspaper.
Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one’s opinions and ideas using one’s body and property to anyone who is willing to receive them. The Seoul government would like to take this to the next level. To celebrate the opening of Seoul Citizens Hall, the South Korean government has installed Yobosayo, a large, […]
These incredible installations are built every year when thousands of people head to the Burning Man Festival. The large-scale pieces are based on a theme chosen by the festival organizers and are then sent up in flames at the end of it all.
FriendsWithYou is a fine art collaborative created by Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandovall III. They make huge public sculptures that are focused on bringing happiness to those around. The friendly work they make definitely put a smile on my face, whether with the enormous sculptures or short animations.
It’s funny how popular TV shows can shed a new light on art. A good example is the Black Acid Co-op installation by two American artists, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe. It’s their third collaborative project, a large-scale installation of several rooms including a meth lab, all commissioned by Deitch projects. To enter the installation, […]
On first peak, I thought I was looking at pink hanging flesh accompanied by dripping blood. It’s good to know that the main ingredient in Erno-Erik Raitanen’s ‘All You Can Eat’ artwork is pure cotton candy (‘fairy floss’ for us Aussies).
What’s more fun than going to an art gallery to enjoy art? Being part of it! Prague-born artist Robert Barta is known for his very sophisticated artwork. His latest installation, Crossing Half A Million Stars, is the icing on the cake. Some 500,000 ball bearings are spread out in the Galerie Sherin Najjar in Berlin.
Photographer Spencer Tunick, who explores art in the public sphere, has been staging massive backdrops that star up to tens of thousands of nude volunteers for decades. He has been arrested five times while trying to work outdoors in New York City and now takes his work abroad.
Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde, who is fascinated by the contrast of temporality and permanance, creates clouds indoors with the help of a remote-controlled smoke machine. The resulting works are simply breathtaking.
After being locked up for 81 days in a secret location in China two years ago and not being able to reveal his work, Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei is back and this time he has gone big. Again. The Venice Art Biennale shows three large-scale works of the Chinese artist and activist: titled Bang, […]
Formally trained as a painter, Joris Kuipers dresses up blank spaces with layers of picture planes that tumble into and away from each other, like delicate, flighty mobile sculptures. Are they marvelous? Well, yes they are.