Category: Art

Cloudy House: A Geodesic Paper Cloud Installation by Tomás Saraceno

Cloudy House: A Geodesic Paper Cloud Installation by Tomás Saraceno paper clouds

Cloudy House: A Geodesic Paper Cloud Installation by Tomás Saraceno paper clouds

Cloudy House: A Geodesic Paper Cloud Installation by Tomás Saraceno paper clouds

Cloudy House: A Geodesic Paper Cloud Installation by Tomás Saraceno paper clouds

Cloudy House: A Geodesic Paper Cloud Installation by Tomás Saraceno paper clouds

I just spotted this 2009 installation by Tomás Saraceno (previously) at Andersen’s Contemporary Berlin. The exhibition consisted of numerous suspended geometric clouds made from white matte paper along with video, photographic, and sculptural pieces. You can read a bit more about it here. If you liked this, don’t miss Daniel Arsham’s Pixel Clouds.

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Environmental Artist Tony Plant Transforms the Beaches of England into Swirling Canvases

Environmental Artist Tony Plant Transforms the Beaches of England into Swirling Canvases sand land art England

Environmental Artist Tony Plant Transforms the Beaches of England into Swirling Canvases sand land art England

Environmental Artist Tony Plant Transforms the Beaches of England into Swirling Canvases sand land art England

Environmental Artist Tony Plant Transforms the Beaches of England into Swirling Canvases sand land art England

Environmental Artist Tony Plant Transforms the Beaches of England into Swirling Canvases sand land art England

Environmental Artist Tony Plant Transforms the Beaches of England into Swirling Canvases sand land art England

Environmental Artist Tony Plant Transforms the Beaches of England into Swirling Canvases sand land art England

Environmental Artist Tony Plant Transforms the Beaches of England into Swirling Canvases sand land art England

Environmental Artist Tony Plant Transforms the Beaches of England into Swirling Canvases sand land art England

Armed with little more than standard garden rake, environmental artist Tony Plant transforms the breathtakingly scenic beaches of England into temporary canvases for his swirling sand drawings. Each work is created below the tidal zones where the sand is flatter and wetter, allowing for greater contrast as he quickly drags the rake into various geometric patterns. The beauty however is fleeting as the artworks last only a few hours before being consumed by the incoming tide. Recently Plant’s work was used in the music video above by Light Colours Sound for recording artist Ruarri Joseph. If you liked this also check out the sand art of Jim Denevan and Andres Amadore. (via faith is torment)

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New Skeletons and Insects Carved from Common Inanimate Objects by Maskull Lasserre

New Skeletons and Insects Carved from Common Inanimate Objects by Maskull Lasserre wood sculpture animals anatomy

New Skeletons and Insects Carved from Common Inanimate Objects by Maskull Lasserre wood sculpture animals anatomy

New Skeletons and Insects Carved from Common Inanimate Objects by Maskull Lasserre wood sculpture animals anatomy

New Skeletons and Insects Carved from Common Inanimate Objects by Maskull Lasserre wood sculpture animals anatomy

New Skeletons and Insects Carved from Common Inanimate Objects by Maskull Lasserre wood sculpture animals anatomy

New Skeletons and Insects Carved from Common Inanimate Objects by Maskull Lasserre wood sculpture animals anatomy

New Skeletons and Insects Carved from Common Inanimate Objects by Maskull Lasserre wood sculpture animals anatomy

New Skeletons and Insects Carved from Common Inanimate Objects by Maskull Lasserre wood sculpture animals anatomy

New Skeletons and Insects Carved from Common Inanimate Objects by Maskull Lasserre wood sculpture animals anatomy

New Skeletons and Insects Carved from Common Inanimate Objects by Maskull Lasserre wood sculpture animals anatomy

New Skeletons and Insects Carved from Common Inanimate Objects by Maskull Lasserre wood sculpture animals anatomy

New Skeletons and Insects Carved from Common Inanimate Objects by Maskull Lasserre wood sculpture animals anatomy

Montreal-based artist Maskull Lasserre (previously) recently completed a new body of work for an exhibition titled Fable at Centre Space gallery in Toronto that ran through January 19th. Lasserre is known for his incredible ability to carve anatomical forms of animals, people, insects and other forms out of inanimate objects such as doors, tables, pianos, and even instruments. In a two part interview with Liana Voia (part 1, part 2) the artist discusses the intent behind his work:

When the remnants of life are imposed on an object, and that’s true especially with the carving work that I do, it infers a past history or a previous life that had been lived, so again where people see my work as macabre, I often see it as hopeful, as the remnants of a life. Despite the fact that the life has ended, at least that life had a beginning and middle as well, so often by imparting these bodily elements to inanimate objects it reclaims or reanimates them in a virtual way.

The objects in Fable included a crow skeleton carved into a chair and axe, a vulture skull carved into two hand planes, a human ear carved into a violin and case, a rat carved into a door and rolling pin, and an incredible rhinoceros beetle taking flight from within an upright piano. You can learn more over on Center Space.

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Nico Delort’s Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Nico Delorts Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives ink illustration drawing

Artist Nicolas Delort lives and works in the suburbs of Paris where he creates evocative and imposing illustrations using ink and scratchboard. Each piece represents a moment from an unknown narrative leaving me filled with questions in the same way Chris van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick leaves you curious of the circumstances behind each image. Delort is officially represented by Shannon Associates where you can see much more of his work and hopefully hire him to illustrate a graphic novel that I will wait in line to purchase. You can also follow him on Tumblr. (via behance)

Update: An earlier version of this post referred to these illustrations as being “Unknown Narratives” which is not entirely true. Indeed several of Delort’s ink drawings illustrate key moments from the Harry Potter series or Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. Thanks, all.

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The Street Art of DMS

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

The Street Art of DMS street art graffiti

I’m really enjoying the street art and paintings of Brazilian artist DMS (Davi De Melo Santos) whose work I find to be humorous, hopeful, and extremely inventive. Go get lost in his paintings, murals, and this fun series of faces. (via moon83)

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The Mind-Warping Animated GIF Art of Paolo Čerić

The Mind Warping Animated GIF Art of Paolo Čerić gifs digital

The Mind Warping Animated GIF Art of Paolo Čerić gifs digital

The Mind Warping Animated GIF Art of Paolo Čerić gifs digital

The Mind Warping Animated GIF Art of Paolo Čerić gifs digital

The Mind Warping Animated GIF Art of Paolo Čerić gifs digital

Digital artist Paolo Čerić is currently studying information processing at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Croatia where his experiments with processing and digital art have resulted in a steady stream of fascinating animations which he publishes on his blog Patakk. Čerić tells me that he began about two years ago knowing very little about digital art or animation, but was fascinated watching other coders create art with code. For a while he simply tried to mimic other animations he’d seen, but lately has truly developed his own personal style that varies from pulsating geometric patterns to glitch art and everything in between.

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Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Submergence: An Immersive Field of 8,064 Suspended Lights by Squidsoup multiples light installation

Like a pixelated holodeck, Submergence is an immersive array of 8,064 suspended LEDs built by an international group of artists and designers known as Squidsoup. This particular installation is currently on display at Gallery ROM for Art and Architecture in Oslo, Norway and is comprised of a light field with motion sensors that responds to your actions and illuminates as you move through it. The piece was created by Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell, Chris Bennewith, Liam Birtles and Ollie Bown and you can see many more photos here. Submergence is on view through February 13, 2013. (via juxtapoz, notcot)

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