Category: Art

Visitors Tunnel at the JVA/Prison in Düsseldorf by Markus Linnenbrink

Visitors Tunnel at the JVA/Prison in Düsseldorf by Markus Linnenbrink prisons painting murals interior design

Visitors Tunnel at the JVA/Prison in Düsseldorf by Markus Linnenbrink prisons painting murals interior design

Visitors Tunnel at the JVA/Prison in Düsseldorf by Markus Linnenbrink prisons painting murals interior design

Visitors Tunnel at the JVA/Prison in Düsseldorf by Markus Linnenbrink prisons painting murals interior design

Visitors Tunnel at the JVA/Prison in Düsseldorf by Markus Linnenbrink prisons painting murals interior design

Visitors Tunnel at the JVA/Prison in Düsseldorf by Markus Linnenbrink prisons painting murals interior design

Artist Markus Linnenbrink was recently commissioned to paint the visitors tunnel at the new Justiz Vollzugs Anstalt (Prison) in Düsseldorf, Germany. According to Linnenbrink the prison is a model institution and has been designed to deal with security and humanity as best as possible, thus the desire for a unique approach to a common entrance for family, lawyers and police.

Visitor access has to be underground by law in newly constructed prisons in Germany. This tunnel covers the 40m (about 132 feet) between the security check in the front building and the visitors area in one of the inner prison buildings. Concept for the installation was to create a 3 dimensional painting that follows and surrounds the visitor during the walk through the tunnel. Two sets of diagonal stripes that both grow wider while covering the distance build two different perspectives.

Born in Germany, Linnenbrink now lives and works in Brooklyn. You can see many more of his paintings, sculptures and installations on his website. (via black tangled heart)

Welded Sculptures Made from Found Objects and Recycled Materials by Brian Mock

Welded Sculptures Made from Found Objects and Recycled Materials by Brian Mock sculpture recycling guitars dogs

Welded Sculptures Made from Found Objects and Recycled Materials by Brian Mock sculpture recycling guitars dogs

Welded Sculptures Made from Found Objects and Recycled Materials by Brian Mock sculpture recycling guitars dogs

Welded Sculptures Made from Found Objects and Recycled Materials by Brian Mock sculpture recycling guitars dogs

Welded Sculptures Made from Found Objects and Recycled Materials by Brian Mock sculpture recycling guitars dogs

Welded Sculptures Made from Found Objects and Recycled Materials by Brian Mock sculpture recycling guitars dogs

Welded Sculptures Made from Found Objects and Recycled Materials by Brian Mock sculpture recycling guitars dogs

Welded Sculptures Made from Found Objects and Recycled Materials by Brian Mock sculpture recycling guitars dogs

Portland-based sculptor Brian Mock is a welding virtuoso, turning hundreds of discarded nuts, bolts, hinges, and forks into life-size dogs, birds, and even faithful replicas of doubleneck Gibson electric guitars. Mock says of his work:

I am intrigued by the challenge of creating an entirely unique piece from an eclectic collection of discarded objects. Giving these old, common items a new and extraordinary life as one sculpture is an artistically challenging yet gratifying process. This type of work is also designed to be highly interactive and prompt viewers to question the reality of what they see. Audience reactions fuel my motivation.

If you like what you see here, you should head on over to 360See Gallery, matter!, and his Facebook page. Mock also has a number of reasonably priced items available on Etsy including some beautiful small dogs.

Wire Anatomy

Wire Anatomy wire sculpture anatomy
Wire Anatomy wire sculpture anatomy
Wire Anatomy wire sculpture anatomy

Wire Anatomy wire sculpture anatomy
Wire Anatomy wire sculpture anatomy

Wire Anatomy wire sculpture anatomy

Wire Anatomy wire sculpture anatomy

A number of wonderful anatomical pieces by Montreal-based architect Federico Carbajal who uses galvanized wire, stainless steel and acrylic to make these pieces he refers to as “spatial sketches”. Beautiful work. (via street anatomy)

Aggravure III: A Mural Using 450,000 Staples

Aggravure III: A Mural Using 450,000 Staples staples murals multiples

Aggravure III: A Mural Using 450,000 Staples staples murals multiples

Aggravure III: A Mural Using 450,000 Staples staples murals multiples

Aggravure III: A Mural Using 450,000 Staples staples murals multiples

Aggravure III: A Mural Using 450,000 Staples staples murals multiples

Aggravure is an ongoing series of large wall installations by Baptiste Debombourg. His latest, Aggravure III, was inspired by drawings from 16th century engravers Hendrick Goltzius, Jan Harmensz, Cherubino Alberti and utilizes nearly a half million metal staples tacked to a wall, taking 340 hours to complete. Via the artist:

I then use some images by “worsening” the scale, the form or the context to produce an installation in the architecture by means of staples. The recurring theme in these paintings revolves around the collapse that resonates with staples. Here the staple is a material and a media that plays with contemporary aggression and daily life’s secular usefulness.

You can see much more of Aggravure I, II, and III on his website. (via job’s wife)

Wire Sculptures by Derek Kinzett

Wire Sculptures by Derek Kinzett wire sculpture
Wire Sculptures by Derek Kinzett wire sculpture
Wire Sculptures by Derek Kinzett wire sculpture
Spirit of the Road, photographed by Steve Watson

Wire Sculptures by Derek Kinzett wire sculpture
Wire Sculptures by Derek Kinzett wire sculpture
The Lady and the Bicycle, photographed by Steve Watson

Wire Sculptures by Derek Kinzett wire sculpture
Walk of Faith, photographed by the artist

Wire Sculptures by Derek Kinzett wire sculpture
The Wood Cutters Sprite, photographed by the artist

Wire Sculptures by Derek Kinzett wire sculpture
The Seated Man, photographed by the artist

Wire Sculptures by Derek Kinzett wire sculpture
Spirit Of Reflection, photographed by the artist

UK artist Derek Kinzett crafts these amazing figurative sculptures by cutting and forming different kinds of wire. Kinzett closed a solo exhibition yesterday for The National Trust, Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England but you can see much more in his portfolio.

New Stencil Works by Street Artist C215

New Stencil Works by Street Artist C215 street art stencils
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New Stencil Works by Street Artist C215 street art stencils

New Stencil Works by Street Artist C215 street art stencils

New Stencil Works by Street Artist C215 street art stencils

New Stencil Works by Street Artist C215 street art stencils

New Stencil Works by Street Artist C215 street art stencils

New Stencil Works by Street Artist C215 street art stencils

A number of jaw-dropping stencil works from the past few months by French artist Christian Guémy aka C215 seen on the streets of Barcelona and Berlin. C215 has been an active street artist for over 20 years, his first stencils going up around 2006 and according to Street Art London his daughter is now following in his footsteps making her own 2 layer stencils. See much more on Flickr. (via antonia schulz)

Multi-Perspective Shadow Sculptures

Multi Perspective Shadow Sculptures wood shadows sculpture
Multi Perspective Shadow Sculptures wood shadows sculpture
Multi Perspective Shadow Sculptures wood shadows sculpture

At face value these small hand-carved wooden sculptures by scientist and artist John V. Muntean appear to be a random amalgam of mixed geometric shapes, curves and holes, but shine a light at the right angle and suddenly in the objects shadow is a discernable image. In fact, each sculpture contains three images, usually revolving around a theme. Via his website:

A Magic Angle Sculpture appears to be nothing more than an abstract wooden carving, skewered with a rod and mounted on a base. However, when lit from above and rotated at the magic angle (54.74º) it will cast three alternating shadows. Every 120º of rotation, the amorphous shadows evolve into independent forms. Our scientific interpretation of nature often depends upon our point of view. Perspective matters.

Muntean has numerous videos showing how each piece works, I definitely recommend spending a few minutes poking around. You can also follow along via his blog, and inquire about purchasing a piece. (via neatorama)

2,000 Suspended Tennis Balls Appear to Bounce Through Mustang Art Gallery

2,000 Suspended Tennis Balls Appear to Bounce Through Mustang Art Gallery tennis multiples installation balls

2,000 Suspended Tennis Balls Appear to Bounce Through Mustang Art Gallery tennis multiples installation balls

2,000 Suspended Tennis Balls Appear to Bounce Through Mustang Art Gallery tennis multiples installation balls

2,000 Suspended Tennis Balls Appear to Bounce Through Mustang Art Gallery tennis multiples installation balls

2,000 Suspended Tennis Balls Appear to Bounce Through Mustang Art Gallery tennis multiples installation balls

2,000 Suspended Tennis Balls Appear to Bounce Through Mustang Art Gallery tennis multiples installation balls

Spanish visual artist Ana Soler is known for working with a multitude of objects from dangling hundreds of pairs of scissors or spoons, to creating dense clouds of string, coins, and paper cranes. In her most recent work, Causa-Efecto (Cause & Effect), she hung 2,000 tennis balls in spaces throughout the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain. The balls are carefully aligned in suspended trajectories that appear to bounce off walls, floors, and other surfaces providing an uncanny sense of motion similar to a photograph taken with a strobe light. See much more on Soler’s fancy Flash website. (via collabcubed)

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