A beautiful collection of photographs taken by Google street view cameras from around the world. The images where found and edited by the american photographer Aaron Hobson. To see more images, go here. To see more of Aaron Hobson work, go here.
Prickly Light, by Australian artist Lucy McRae, Is a lamp with a second skin representing the living conditions of australian women in the harsh environment of the colonial period. The lamp is made of 20’000 hand dyed wooden pieces. If you’d like to get more information about this project go here. To see more of Lucy McRea’s work, go here.
Those beautiful hybrid works by multidisciplinary light artist Dev Harlan combine the physical and the virtual with the use of sculpture, light and projection. Using a palette of strong, assertive colors, kinetic geometries, and varying vantage points the artist projects an intuitive dialogue onto the sculptures that is succinct and cohesive.
I just came across those intriguing spiderweb installations by Chiharu Shiota, a Japanese artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. Even though, there is a somewhat scary aspect to spiderwebs she manages to turn a could gallery- / museum- space into a cocooning environment. If you’d like to see more of her work, go here.
“Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1818″ remake by Spencer Harding
“The Death of Marat” remake by Ewa Wiktoria Dyszlewicz
Booooooom and Adobe have teamed up to encourage people to remake a famous work of art using photography. The outcome of this project is remarkable. If you’d like to join in, go here. If you’d like to see more remakes, go here.
Senseless Drawing Bot, by So Kanno and Takahiro Yamaguchi, is a 4-wheeled graffiti machine, with a pendulum arm, arduino and spray cans to create random strokes as it moves up and down a gallery space.
Made By Hand is an inspiring website, by Keith Ehrlich, featuring individuals who craft sustainable products locally. Based in Brooklyn, the project takes its influence from the local handmade movement. The creators hope you’ll find the spirit of it inspiring.
Artist Gary Schott utilizes his skills as a Metalsmith to create playful and beautiful mechanized objects. I like how those lovely engineered sculptures perform quite useless tasks. If you’d like to see more of his work, visit the artists website.
Words and Years, by Norwegian artist Toril Johannessen, is a series of graphs based on research in various academic journals and magazines. Going through the complete volumes of the journals from the first issues up until today, selected words are higlighted and the frequency of their use is mapped.
PressPausePlay, directed by David Dworsky and Victor Köhler, is a documentary film focusing on the democratization of culture and raises the question if that development will automatically lead to better art, film, music and literature or if true talent instead is flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?
You can download this quite beautifully made movie here.
Pneu is a series of carefully carved car tires by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye . Not only do I think the actual carving work looks impressive, but I love how Delvoye transforms this rather boring everyday object into a fascination rubber sculpture. To see more of his work click here.
British artist Jennifer Collier is remaking everyday household objects by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching recycled paper. The papers themselves serve as both the inspiration and the media for her work, with the narrative of the books and papers suggesting the forms. I love her attention to detail! If you want to see more of her work, go here.
Tokihiro Sato is one of Japan’s best known artists working in photography. Trained as a sculptor, he has been using photography since the late 1980s to express his ideas about light and space. In an ongoing series that he describes as “breath graphs” or “photo respiration,” tiny points of light or illuminated lines record his movements through space. Lovely! To see more, go here.
Eternity, by american artists Alicia Eggert & Mike Fleming, is a wall mounted art installation consisting of 30 electronic clocks. I like that you are only able to read the word ETERNITY every 12 hours when all the hands return to their original position and that in between that time the installation only seems to be a bunch of clocks going about their own business. If you want to see a little time-lapse movie of the installation, go here.
Karina Smigla-Bobinski‘s kinetic sculpture, called ada (analog interactive installation), is a helium filled balloon equipped with charcoals that is creating random wall paintings while floating through a room. I love the idea that the viewer can become a part of the artwork as it unfolds over time. To see a short movie about it, go here.
Möbius, created by Eness, is a rearrangeable sculpture consisting of 21 green triangles. It can be configured into many cyclical patterns and behave as though it is eating itself, whilst sinking into the ground. The result is an optical illusion and a time-lapse of people interacting with the sculpture and moving through Melbourne’s landmark location throughout the day. To see the making of, go here.
I just fell in love with those super realistic still life paintings by Christopher Stott. His painting skills are amazing, but not only that, the way the objects are chosen and placed, combined with the right kind of light gives those rather simple objects an importance and beauty one might usually not see. You can see his full portfolio here.
Just came across those lovely illustrations by the Toronto based designer Dave Murray. I like how he is creating a tree diminutional look by reducing the object to a complex polygon pattern. I can recommend visiting Murray’s website to see more of his great work.
Alice is a ceramic cast tea service from fabric moulds by Israeli designer Rachel Boxnboim. “The ceramic takes on the texture of the fabric and the appearance of the seams, and looks like a kind of hardened textile.” I totally love it. If you want to see a short making of, click here.
Inside Out is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Upload a portrait. Receive a poster. Paste it for the world to see. This is the first episode of this project. To see other images from other of JR’s project go here.
If breaking a salt and pepper shaker did not do the trick to increase your satisfaction, try shaking your printer while printing. Joe Winter produced those images with a standard desktop inkjet printer which was violently shaken during the process of printing. The resulting colour misalignments, interference patterns, and distortions alternately read as scientific data (EKG, seismography, spectrometry) and abstract drawings. I have a couple of printers at my studio I could imagine doing this with.
While visiting Shanghai, French photographer Alain Delorme became interested and got fascinated by the Chinese and their ability to pack and move huge amounts of goods on motorcycles or bicycles. He started documenting what he experienced every day and made it into a photo series called Totem. You can find more images on his website.
Horizons, by New Zealand artist Neil Dawson, looks like a line drawing on a photo, but is in fact a real sculpture made of welded steel. It is located at a private art park called The Farm, which reminds me a bit of Storm King located in New York. I love how this obviously heavy sculpture is lying in the grass, kept in “imaginary” motion by the wind blowing past it.