Sure, knitting often gets pooh-poohed as a granny pursuit all the time. Which probably makes Canada-based visual artist Candace Couse’s knitted corpses — with innards, organs and guts spilling out and loose red vein-like threads crawling out of them — all the more sweeter. She uses the idea of personal geographies to approach issues like orientation and identity that are profoundly detached from collective knowledge and public geographies.
French artist Jérémy Laffon wants to stick gum to your new shoes. So he built a gallery floor made of gum. And he wants to build insanely huge gum towers. So he put thousands of sticks of gum together then applied heat. These fragile leaning towers of distaster are structurally unsound due to Laffon’s carefully chosen heat gun […]
Calvin Seibert, who we spotted via This Is Colossal, built these perfectly sculpted sandcastle creations that are anything but amateurish. This is how he sums up his building process: “In my mind they are always mash-ups of influences and ideas. I see a castle, a fishing village, a modernist sculpture, a stage set for the […]
Now this is truly Lego for adults. The arched backs and suggestive poses of these pixelated Lego sculptures of realistic female forms — virtually all nude except for stilettos and g-strings — give the innocuous building blocks a decidedly adult spin. Fun. Photographer Jean-Yves Lemoigne teamed up with 3D artist Pierrick from Spark for a […]
Combining objects in unexpected ways challenges us to rethink our understanding of the common world. The unique way artist Myeongbeom Kim merges objects from nature with those that are man-made absolutely blows me away. Personally, I would have never though to plant a tree in a urinal. But I guess that way it gets watered.
One of the downsides of modern performance oriented societies surely is a concerning increase of burnout syndrome cases. Wolfgang Stiller from Germany has come up with a sculpture series that illustrates the impact of the disease on the human soul quite literally. His burnt down matchstickmen communicate the exhaustion and desperation like no other series […]
How does anyone look at electrical tape and think ‘I want to carve topographical landscapes out of it‘? It blows our mind. Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki is this mindblower who has also crafted elaborate architectural sculptures out of thin thread. It looks as crazy as it sounds.
Peter Gentenaar, who was originally a printmaker, only started dabbling with papermaking when the commercial paper he used wasn’t good enough for his engraved works. It’s taken his work in a whole new direction as he is now known for his massive paper sculptures. These take on a life-like quality during the pulp drying and […]
Just so happens that artist Nathalie Miebach was taking astronomy classes at Harvard and learning to weave baskets at the same time when it occurred to her that she could basically weave baskets to interpret data in a three-dimensional space. Since then, she’s translated all sorts of scientific data from astronomy, ecology and meteorology — […]
Utah-based artist Brent Christensen creates these magical 25-foot tall sculptures out of icicles. Christensen started making these impressive ice castles after he and his family moved to chilly Utah, and he began displaying them in 2009. His fantastical sculptures look like they came straight out of a fairytale.
Luke Jerram makes exact glass replicas of harmful viruses and bacteria: SARS, HIV, E. Coli, and many more. Each replica is about 1,000,000 times the size of the actual virus/bacteria. Who would have though these nasty little organisms could look so beautiful?
Baltimore-based artist Jonathan Latiano is interested in where things begin and end. Explains why a number of his artworks, like 2012’s Emerge, appear to be created at the exact place where 2D and 3D dimensions meet.
French sculpter Marc Sparfel twists and forms animal sculptures out of discarded furniture. They are equal parts whimsical and grand — especially the ones standing on their hind legs, looking like ancient Egyptian guards.
Maud Vantours’s 3D paper sculptures are a great example of how complex a simple visual can be. Each piece is elegant and rhythmic, but the detail and precision behind the sculptures is just as impressive.
Spanish artist Eugenio Merino makes a point with his ironic but humorous sculptures. Clearly influenced by the history of his own country, he’s found a way of dealing with it and at the same time exploring global issues like religion, war and poverty, always putting his finger on the tender spots. His work shows the sad side of this world´s society and politics in a most humorous way.