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 […]
Marcy Chevali is an artist who can make fascinating use of everything and anything. Her Lint Animal series fabricated curious figures knit with sewing thread stuffed with simple dryer fiber waste. Chevali will often incorporate ordinary household materials including thread, tea, sugar, turmeric, even wrapping cinnamon in paper to create layered juxtapositions which alter common […]
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, […]
I recently saw these steampunk bronze sculptures of animals in Honolulu’s Tabora Galley. Artist Nano Lopez, who uses a ‘lost wax‘ method that dates back to ancient Greece, has a way with sculpting these creatures to the smallest details, making them a colorful and fantastical lot with bolts and intricate machinery-like bits carved onto their […]
God created lobsters for two things: 1) for humans to experience the eternal fine dining experience heaven has to offer in the form of a crustacean and 2) to make really cool motorcycle sculptures with its bright orange carcass. Huang Mingbo, a Taiwanese chef and food carving expert, showed his students at a cooking seminar […]
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.
With tainted sculptures, artist Aaron Demetz presents a series of contradictions: pureness, smoothness against roughness and decay. They look menacingly calm and immovable. I appreciate the way he achieves the jagged structure. The fact all of that extreme effects were reached in one piece of wood is fascinating.
Jeremy Mayer breaths live into typewriter’s parts. He recycles their cold, steel elements into organic forms, like human’s body or animals sculptures. They’re constructed with extremely precisions and huge dose of technique’s knowledge. The proof of that is smoothness and essence, which he gave to sharp, mechanical pieces. However, they are not deprived of artistic […]
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.