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Art Illustration

Vibrant Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska

March 5, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Architect and freelance illustrator Maja Wrońska (previously) continues to amaze with her beautifully executed watercolor paintings of iconic cityscapes from around the world. From London and Paris to Prague and even Disney Land, the Polish artist brings a colorful, dreamlike perspective to everything she paints. Wrońska has been extremely active since we first covered her work here back in 2012, see much more on Behance, and pickup prints and other things on Society6.

 

 



Art

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments

February 7, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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El Claustro, 2011. Querétaro, México. 10 x 10 x 11m

Barcelona-based Penique Productions is an artist collective founded in 2007 that creates transformative installations in public spaces. To do this the group utilizes massive plastic balloons that are inflated inside buildings and other interior areas. Coupled with exterior lighting that illuminates the colored plastic, the results can be beautifully dramatic, making the new environment almost unrecognizable from the actual space.

You can see many more views of several installations on their website, and almost all of them are accompanied by videos that document the process. Penrique has upcoming projects next month at both the UB University in Barcelona, and at Galeria N2.

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El Claustro, 2011. Querétaro, México. 10 x 10 x 11m

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El Claustro, 2011. Querétaro, México. 10 x 10 x 11m

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El Claustro, 2011. Querétaro, México. 10 x 10 x 11m

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El Claustro, 2011. Querétaro, México. 10 x 10 x 11m

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La Capella, 2009. Piera, Spain. 5.5 x 6 x 15m.

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El Sótano de la Tabacalera, 2011. Madrid, Spain. 13 x 15 x 7m.

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Sala Buit, 2011. Barcelona, Spain. 12.5 x 5 x 2.5m.

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Palazzo Ducale, 2011. Genova, Italy. 15.5 x 12 x 4m

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Espaço 180, 2013. Lisbon, Portugal. 18 x 15 x 8m.

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Cerveira Creative Camp, 2012. Vilanova de Cerveira, Portugal. 13.2 x 9.5 x 7.7m.

 

 



Animation

Walking City: An Evolving Video Sculpture Morphs in Response to Architecture

February 5, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Anyone who follows Colossal knows that digital animation and motion graphics are a rarity here, but this clip is a solid exception. Created by Universal Everything, Walking City is a slowly evolving video sculpture that gradually changes form through dozens of permutations while the core motion, the act of walking, remains the same. Via Universal Everything:

Referencing the utopian visions of 1960’s architecture practice Archigram, Walking City is a slowly evolving video sculpture. The language of materials and patterns seen in radical architecture transform as the nomadic city walks endlessly, adapting to the environments she encounters.

At almost 8 minutes long it’s a captivating view for such a simple premise, it’s fun to imagine the buildings and architectural designs that inspire each step. (via Colossal Submissions)

 

 



Art

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo

January 17, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Double Conic Spiral. Ink, acrylic/canvas.

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Calculation (Sequence) #2. Acrylic, china ink/canvas.

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In the midst of our daily binge of emailing, Tweeting, Facebooking, app downloading and photoshopping it’s almost hard to imagine how anything was done without the help of a computer. For Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo, it’s a time he relishes. At a technology-free drafting table he deftly renders the motion and subtle mathematical brilliance of nature with a pencil, ruler and protractor. Araujo creates complex fields of three dimensional space where butterflies take flight and the logarithmic spirals of shells swirl into existence. He calls the series of work Calculation, and many of his drawings seem to channel the look and feel of illustrations found in Da Vinci’s sketchbooks. In an age when 3D programs can render a digital version of something like this in just minutes, it makes you appreciate Araujo’s remarkable skill. You can see much more here. (via ArchitectureAtlas)

 

 



Art

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja

January 6, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Created in 2006 by multidisciplinary artist Kimsooja, To Breathe – A Mirror Woman was an elaborate installation at the Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, in Madrid. Originally built in the late 1880s to house a collection of flora and fauna from the Philippines, Kimsooja transformed the Palacio de Cristal into a multisensory sound and light experience. A special translucent diffraction film was used to cover the windows to create an array of naturally occurring rainbows which were in turn reflected by a mirrored surface that covered the entire floor. Additionally, an audio recording of the artist breathing was played throughout the space to further enhance the experience. The installation was on view through the end of the summer and you can read much more about it here.

Kimsooja most recently wrapped the Korean Pavilion with a similar film treatment at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale. (via My Amp Goes to 11)

 

 



Photography

Photographer Víctor Enrich Imagines the Same Building in Munich Configured in 88 Ways

December 10, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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As part of his latest project NHDK, photographer Víctor Enrich challenged himself to digitally reconfigure the same building in Munich, Germany in 88 different configurations. The Barcelona-based artist is known for his warped and skewed interpretations of architecture in locations around the world including an extensive series of images shot in Tel Aviv back in 2010. All of the photos are avilable as prints which you can pickup on his website. (thnx, Nacho!)

 

 

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