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.
Jim Victor and his wife Marie Pelton are a creative duo who work together on a number of impressive cream cheese, mascarpone and butter-based projects. The couple create brilliant sculptures by using clay modeling tools that they make from wood to model the butter. They also work with chocolate, fruits and vegetables to realize three-dimensional […]
Sri Lankan sculptor Prageeth Manohansa recently held his first solo exhibition in Singapore’s Galerie Steph, which includes a series of life-sized animal sculptures made out of recycled scrap metal. He started using found metal objects to create art since 2005, when he graduated with a Bachelor of Sculpture from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. […]
Have you ever thought to create art with your eggs on your fridge? Maybe over Easter time. But Christel Assante works on egg shell carvings every day. Born and raised in France, she grew up with no artistic education but she really liked to draw a lot and one day she got into egg art. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea’s site-specific public art installation No Limits with gigantic architectural sculptures of some of New York’s iconic landmarks is now showing alongside Park Avenue Malls till June 9. These sculptures of Chrysler Building, Citicorp Center, Empire State Building, Flatiron building, Helmsley Building, MetLife Building, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, Seagram Building, Sherry […]
Japanese artist Kenji Yanobe often incorporates wearable sculptures into his work. Particularly with the multiple photography series under the Atom Suit Project, he explores a post-apocalyptic world centering around a humanoid figure clad snugly in a protective suit and headgear, standing out against the backdrop of Earth’s muted ruins. The mood is contagiously melancholic.
I was fortunate to attend a talk by Luke Jerram about his Sky Orchestra project, where he commissioned a musical composition to be played by a fleet of hot air balloons, flown low over cities in an attempt to ‘affect’ people as they stir in the early morning. Jerram is truly an innovator and other […]
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 […]
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 […]