Have you ever been complimented on the beauty of your heartbeat? Probably not. But thanks to the creative people of Red Paper Heart, New Yorkers were offered the chance to put their inner beat on display. Pulse is a light installation that reacts to a single person’s heartbeat and creates a lovely light display.
For the most part, no one gets surprised by shadow art anymore because it’s usually pretty straightforward. You see the different parts of whatever the shadow represents in the pieces used to cast the shadow. There’ll be a leg shaped object, an arm object, torso, and head object, and then voila, a human body shadow. [...]
Artist-designer Grace Tan from Singapore, who regularly makes gorgeous spatial and wearable textile pieces with kwodrent, a creative practice she founded in 2003, recently displayed an equally gorgeous cloud-like sculpture at the Singapore Art Museum made out of the sort of polypropylene loop pins you find in a stationery store. She said to a magazine [...]
‘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 [...]
I really liked Japanese artist Yuki Matsueka’s 3D art series, Be Ready To Run, from the moment I saw it. The pieces are literally jumping out of their frame, only to be held back by Plexiglass. It seems like he magically froze time and put it in a frame.
Bohyun Yoon’s sculptural installation entitled Unity is absolutely mind-blowing. Yoon suspends mangled silicon body parts from a flat surface, casting shadows that create incredibly detailed silhouettes. Upon taking closer look, however, viewers will notice that the shadows aren’t exactly safe for work. Unity, indeed.
She, a sculptor and he, an industrial designer but these titles do not give the breadth of artistry that the Like Butter team comprise. Their aesthetic is unique, simple, practical and is therefore very desirable.
Diet Wiegman makes these monstrously clever light sculptures from assembling stuff that looks pretty random, until they get in the way of strategically placed light sources. That’s when impressive shadows — such as silhouettes of famous monuments like Michelangelo’s famous David sculpture — get cast against the wall. Wonderful stuff.
Some bright telephone operator in São Paulo, Brazil decided to commission 100 artists to paint 100 public phone booths some time back. It helps that the booths look like oversized helmets to begin with. It makes us want to dunk into the one painted like naked brains immediately for an instant reboot. BRAINSSSSSSSS.
Irving Harper is an industrial designer who is best known for his logo design for Herman Miller as well as his Marshmallow Sofa and sunburst clocks. Harper was the director of design at George Nelson Associates during the 1960s, and now Skira Rizzoli has just released a book detailing a relatively unknown aspect of Harper’s [...]
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s both! Lloyd Godman and his marvellous flying gardens are going to be suspended across the Northbank skyline of Melbourne for an entire year. Lloyd has been developing artistic uses for gardens that don’t need much rain, any soil, and can withstand extreme climatic conditions – [...]
Ever wondered what happened to that bundle of Leisure Suit Larry floppies? In between supplying me with thousands of keyboard keys to make 1Story, Green Collect gives employment opportunities to marginalised members of the community, so that they can make awesome things from the Amstrad PC1512 that’s lying in your garage!
Utopian rainbow motifs, patination or block colours envelop the contours of animal bodies to create abstracted hybrid-creatures. Through this process they transform into something new. Troy Emery is proposing that they could exist somewhere in a parallel universe or fantasy landscape. Some pieces incorporate fake rocks used as taxidermy mounts for display devices; here they [...]
Husband and wife duo, Patty and Allen Eckman, have been creating large-scale masterpieces using just handmade, acid-free paper since 1988. Incredible to see.
The last thing you’d want to do it give one of these cute little creatures a hug. Artist Marta Klonowska juxtaposes the idea of a fuzzy, soft animal with the cruel texture of broken glass. Each animal is carefully constructed from glass fragments which allows light to pass through and light them. They are both [...]