Damion Silver’s artwork sees the Object Trouvé art genre updated

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Thursday 6 June 2013

This art movement, Object Trouvé, which started in the 1910s and which was officially coined by Marcel Duchamp in 1915, is still a very interesting and up-to-date way to create art. The main idea is to modify and convert found objects into pieces of art. From looking at Damion Silver’s series Assemblages, it’s obvious that […]

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Dreamy chain-link fence art by Soo Sunny Park

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 5 June 2013

Standing below this incredible installation sculpture at Rice Gallery will make you feel like you’re standing under a dome of a thousand broken rainbows or bubbles. Though chain-link fences are something usually hidden, Soo Sunny Park imagined a reality that puts the wire structure on display.

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Fabrice Le Nezet turns raw concrete into ‘light’ installations

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 5 June 2013

If you want to know if art made out of concrete can look lightweight the answer is a resounding yes! Artist and designer Fabrice Le Nezet created a series of enormous installations made from concrete blocks tamed by colourful metal tubing. This series, Measure, is a wondrous combination of raw and industrial materials transforming into […]

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Charcoal installations by Bahk Seon Ghi

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 4 June 2013

Korean artist Bahk Seon Ghi has an eye for the sublime. His suspended sculptures hoist charcoal pieces up by thin nylon threads to form shapes that suggest they are more solid than they appear to be. While charcoal is seen in many cultures as being symbolic of purity and cleansing, Bahk apparently specifically chose it […]

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Dissembled objects, frozen in mid-air

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 24 May 2013

Mexican artist Damián Ortega started out as a political cartoonist, but has since gone through down a decidedly artsy slant to comment on anything from consumer culture to perception. His 2007 sculptural series Controller of the Universe had him dissembling everyday objects like cars, and then freezing them in mid-air in an explosive motion. These […]

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65000 ping pong balls glowing in a pool

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 25 April 2013

Some people really know how to throw a party, and this pool party is like no other you’ve seen. The savvy people of Red Paper Heart art studio filled a full sized swimming pool with 65000 ping pong balls. The floating installation featured sound activated lights to coordinate with music and beautiful synchronized swimmers performing graceful movements to match […]

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Fabian Bürgy skirts the thin line between real and unreal

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Saturday 20 April 2013

‘True contemporary art has to reflect periodic phenomenons and should never be afraid to use the technical tools of its time’. That’s what Swiss conceptual artist and sculptor Fabian Bürgy once said and still practices. His extraordinary digital creations really shift between real and unreal. For him, in this over visualized world, it’s the powerful […]

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Thread Wrapping Machine created by Anton Alvarez

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By Hunter Oatman-Stanford in New Art on Friday 8 March 2013

Anton Alvarez’s recent design for a thread wrapping machine is not only a stroke of engineering genius, but it’s an automated artwork generator, too. Alvarez’s device wraps objects in a tightly bound layer of glue-coated thread, creating architectural objects out of whatever materials you put through it. The various furniture pieces generated are just as durable […]

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Colorful caved-in paper vortexes by Jen Stark

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Kaleidoscopic in hue and whoah-inciting in appearance, Jen Stark’s hand-cut paper installation works are hollowed-out with so much colour, they look like portals that lead into hyper-real dimensions.

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Incredible bamboo sculptures by Tetsunori Kawana

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Saturday 2 March 2013

West meets East in these incredible bamboo sculptures by Tetsunori Kawana. Each huge structure in the Denver Botanic Garden is elegantly curved and winding. They were constructed by a painstaking process of splitting and bending each piece of bamboo. The installation is a growing changing thing. Though the bamboo is no longer living, it changes […]

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Brilliant shattered light and glass installations

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 26 February 2013

Stephen Knapp believes in the power of pure color and light. Though he describes his art as “light painting”, these brilliant light installations were created without any actual paint whatsoever. It’s all refracted white light and glass. Imagine the effects of a shattered rainbow being dumped haphazardly into an art gallery and you’ll have a […]

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Foam party at a chapel

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 23 February 2013

French artist Michel Blazy staged his Bouquet Final installation at a French medieval chapel with foam spewing forth from a metal structure that generates foam non-stop. It’s supposed to convey the message that art cannot be pickled and canned — it has to be experienced. Wonder if anyone skipped past through these skimpy Do-Not-Cross barriers […]

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Abandoned house art by Melissa Vogley Woods

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Thursday 21 February 2013

Artist Melissa Vogley Woods utilizes abandoned houses as her subject and materials, carving and building upon donated abandoned houses in the inner-city of Columbus, Ohio. Vogley-Woods also facilitates other artists to do the same through the Rooms to Let Temporary Art Space projects.

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Firewall: a stunning interactive media installation

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Wednesday 30 January 2013

This incredible interactive media installation from Aaron Sherwood and Mike Allison allows the audience to create amazing visuals and music by touching a spandex membrane. The stretchy sheet responds to depth and pressure, creating changes in the music and visuals. This installation gives the audience a chance to express their creativity.

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Unsettling staircase installations

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 24 January 2013

Swiss artists Lang/Baumann are clearly in love with stairs, judging by their installation work with curling waves of stairs in somewhat unsettlingly perilous ways. The beauty of these defiantly elegant creations goes to show that function isn’t everything.

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