This exhibition is the ultimate juxtaposition of the old and the new. The Beyond Limits contemporary sculpture exhibition on display at England’s historic Chatsworth House features work from artists such as Marc Quinn, Tony Cragg and Bill Woodrow, Thomas Heatherwick, Allen Jones, and Mario Merz.
We’re pretty big fans of shadow art. We also appreciate artists who create beauty from unexpected materials. This amazing sculpture by Tim Noble and Sue Webster is made from 34 taxidermy animals (6 rats, 1 mink, 8 carrion crows, 8 rooks, 11 jackdaws, to be exact).
The easiest way to describe the work of the art collective Los Carpinteros is ‘deform to form in order to perform’. Sometimes you have to disassemble your projects and objects into their individual components to see what they’re really made of. After having established that, it’s way easier to enhance the deformed project/object and to […]
Liz and Kyle von Hasseln, who started the Sugar Lab when they were both students in architecture school, made these meticulously 3D-printed sugar sculptures out of a mixture of water and alcohol through a process that dampens and hardens the sugar substrate simultaneously.So, yes. Sugar. Wow.
All right, we think we’ve found just the place to get all our furniture from. The only problem is, we’ll need a bigger place. We’ll also need one of these magic ‘Drink Me’ potions so we can grow ten times bigger to at least get our butt on the darned chair. Robert Therrien is the […]
Katya Grokhovsky is an artist who works across many fields, including performance, video, installation, photography, sculpture, drawing and painting. I’ve known this artist since she moved to New York City, and has since been all over the map. With her performances and paintings mostly based around her being a woman, my favourite piece was when […]
No, it’s not the resurrection of Pinocchio. These wooden companions are part of the GISWIL exhibition and a creation of American artist and sculptor, KAWS. The New York-based artist began his career as a graffiti artist and later specialized in limited edition toys and clothing.
Brit designer-artist Anthony Roussel, who usually deals with sculptural works, crafted these amazing contoured and layered bracelets and rings out of birch, cork and maple. These are so beautiful.
Faig Ahmed is a mixed-media artist based in Azerbaijan who creates incredible handmade carpets that are not exactly your typical floor rug. He takes the design of a traditional Azerbaijani rug and distorts, rearranges, and reinterprets them in his own way. Ahmed says of his work, ‘The carpet is a symbol of invincible tradition of […]
There are so many ordinary things you’re surrounded by every day, that you don’t even notice them any more. But as soon as Mehmet Ali Uysal gets his hands on them, suddenly they appear interesting and new. The trick the Turkish artist uses is simple but very effective: taking common things and putting them into […]
Los Angeles native and artist, Alicia Beck, likes to create objects that inspire playful interactions between them and the user. Her Sprinkle Stool is just another example of the innocent fun and nostalgia she evokes in her work. It is a sculptural piece as well as functional. You can see more of her work here.
Body Builder is a collaborative photo series between Dalston-based photographer Jess Bonham and set designer Anna Lomax. Here, the human body serves as a starting point upon which other materials and objects heaped on to form new bodies. The results are totally off-kilter and fun.
We like balloons. We like lights. Naturally we like these Memory Balloon lights by John Moncrieff. Designed by Boris Klimek, these are meant to evoke happy childhood memories. These also remind us of the glowing balloons by Kouichi Okamoto, with a key difference: no actual balloons are used in Klimek’s version. All you need to […]
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.