David Kracov’s works — he sculpts, paints and animates — commonly include butterflies. To him, the winged insect symbolizes the fragility and value of a child’s life, so it is no surprise his butterfly-propelled sculptures are especially inspiring. One such work, Reflections, was created in memory of the lives lost in the 9/11 tragedy and […]
By Alex Steele in New Art on Friday 7 February 2014
Night Light Detroit is a delightfully bright and colorful addition to Detroit’s art scene. Designed by a university sculpture class under the guise of Larry and Friends Design Group, the goal of the project was to create a new source of illumination in midtown Detroit, where very few streetlights have left the area dim. Resembling […]
‘I find your lack of Potassium disturbing’. Dark Forces is a sculpture by artist Matthew J. Mahoney, in which he takes a cardboard cut-out of our favourite Sith Lord and attaching banana peels with drywall screws. He also took advantage of the banana’s ‘natural adhesive’ to make them stick on the cut-out for good. At […]
Just for kicks, three brothers from Minnesota joined forces to sculpt a massive 16-foot tall shark from snow in their yard in New Brighton. Apparently they’ve made a puffer fish and a walrus in past years. Still, there are a lot more stupid things you can do with snow, and this is not one of them.
Wow that ramen’s going to take a lot of slurping to finish! Seoul-born, Auckland-based artist Seung Yul Oh created noodles that look yummy and filling. But don’t be fooled, these bowls of noodles aren’t edible. The 12-foot noodle sculptures are made of resin and are meticulously shaped to trick you into believing it’s real. From […]
Hong Kong-based sculptor Johnson Cheung-shing Tsang impresses with work like Conversation, Who Did It?, and A Painful Pot, just to mention a few of his stunning creations. Over the past few years he has specialized in artworks made of ceramics and stainless steel. His work usually combines two elements: the human being and an object, […]
Now showing at The U Factory as part of a pop up platform in Singapore’s Gillman Barracks, Japanese artist and product designer Shigeki Fujishiro’s mesmerizing kinetic art sculpture works look wiry, but are really made of hinoki, or Japanese cypress timber. We can stare at these mobile frames for hours as they loll about in […]
Behold! The power of Magneto! But his alter ego isn’t Max Eisenhardt. It’s Seung Mo Park. Park, a Brooklyn-based Korean sculptor, has manipulated tightly-wrapped layers of aluminium wires to form beautifully detailed sculptures. His series, Human, will amaze you with the amount of attention to detail and meticulousness that went into making these sculptures.
What can only be described as “ballsy,” Czech artist David Černý has outdone himself again by erecting a giant purple ‘f**k you’ right in the middle of Prague’s Vltava River, across from the Prague Castle where Czech president Milos Zeman lives. The 45-year-old sculptor has made a name for himself throughout the globe for his politically motivated pieces (eg: vandalizing a tank statue at the Soviet war memorial by painting it pink!), and this time Černý’s point is just as clear.
Terracotta Daughters is the profound work of French artist Prune Nourry. Over one hundred clay Chinese Schoolgirls imitating the famous archeological discovery of the Terracotta Soldiers of Xi’an are on display with Gallery Magda Danysz in Shanghai. Prune’s ambitious sculptural work contemplates China’s female social status, as well as it’s infamous one-child policy, symbolizing millions […]
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.
Ai Weiwei, China’s most prominent contemporary artist, recently brought a recreated version of his Forever Bicycles sculpture to Toronto’s Nuit Blanche festival. The size of the new sculpture has grown exponentially, and the once 1,000 bicycle installation now exceeds 3,144.
Jonty Hurwitz, who has an engineering background, makes sculptures that delve into the idea of how people perceive space. His anamorphic sculptures can’t be seen until you look at it as a reflection of a shiny curved cylinder. How ingenious.
This cool sculpture is the result of a collaboration between Pharrell Williams and Daniel Arsham. Arsham posed the question to Pharrell: ‘What was something you used at the beginning of your music career that was very important to you at a certain moment that you no longer have or use’. Pharrell’s answer, of course, was […]