Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Javier Siquier: Graffiti Removal" (via Collab Cubed)


"Spanish graphic designer, illustrator and street artist Javier Siquier seems intrigued by reversal. Recently, he created a series of work on the streets titled Graffiti Removal where he whites out graffiti, leaving blocks of (mostly) white paint, as if redacting the words from the streets." (via Collab Cubed)

Friday, April 13, 2012

"Art to Occupy Times Square" (via New York Times)

Ultimate Times Square 1

"Imagine a canvas at the so-called Crossroads of the World: Artists are being invited to take over the giant screens of Times Square. Chashama, an organization that supports artists, has teamed up with Artists Wanted and the Times Square Alliance to create “Art Takes Times Square,” which starts with a day of events on June 18.

The selected artworks will be shown on Nasdaq, Thomson Reuters, Clear Channel and Spectacolor signs, among others, as well as A2aMedia’s Port Authority display. Artists can submit their work for consideration here through May 25." (via New York Times) 


Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Eerie Mirrored Sculptures by Rob Mulholland" (via Colossal)


"Scottish sculptor Rob Mulholland creates these eerie mirrored sculptures out of Perspex, a kind of acrylic glass. The pieces create the uncanny effect of blending into their surroundings, at times appearing almost completely camouflaged and yet jumping out at you suddenly as your perspective shifts around them. Mulholland’s largest installation of six figures, Vestige, is currently installed at David Marshall Lodge in Scotland." (via Colossal)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Cause and Effect Art Installation by Ana Soler" (via Zilla Mag)

"An amazing art installation entitled Causa-Efecto (Cause-Effect) made by Spanish artist Ana Soler. Using 2,000 tennis balls suspended throughout the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain, the artist created a sense of motion by carefully aligning them to create trajectories as if the balls were bouncing all over the place." (via Zilla Mag)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"Boa Mistura Uses Graffiti To Connect Communities" (via Huffington Post)


"Street artists Boa Mistura sees their graffiti as an intervention...Their latest, "Luz nas Vielas," is in the Sao Paulo favela (shanty town) of Brasilandia. The troupe painted the walls of the town bright colors, and using a clever visual trick -- painted words that appear to float when viewed from, a certain angle. With words like "Amor" (love) and "Firmeza" (stability), the project is right in line with the group's mission." (via Huffington Post)


"TUFT" at Pula by Numen/For Use (Croatia)

  [A toddler walking inside Numen/For Use's "TUFT" at Pula \\ source]

Numen/For Use's latest creation, TUFT, is a large scale interactive sculpture made predominantly from transparent adhesive tape.  It is an evolution of Numen's earlier tape concept which is more permanent and inhabitable than its predecessor due to it being lined with cozy, red colored floor carpeting. 

[Night View of TUFT hanging in Pula\\source]

"Rough, industrial surface of the back side of the carpet is deliberately exposed to serve as a counterpoint to the invitingly soft, carnal interior. The result is a surreal simultaneous feeling of anxiety and thrill whilst entering into the installation. The exhibition of the structure at the height of 4 meters in the middle of the former church in Pula, additionally enhances the tension and the sensational perception of the visitor..." (via Numen/For Use website)

Check out: Astrid Bowlby

[Scale View of Astrid Bowlby's "Chrysanthemum"\\source]

Astrid Bowlby is Artists Wanted's 2011 Year in Review Sculpture + Installation Award winner.  She creates room-sized installations from hand-cut ink drawings that collectivity resemble fantastic and whimsical landscapes.  Check out detail images of Bowlby's work on the Artist Wanted website, here.

"White"\\Studio 400 Book Show Installation at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


"White was a gallery installation produced by the 20 students of Studio 400, a fifth-year architectural design studio at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The installation, which served to present each of the student's research books, was designed, developed, fabricated, and installed by the studio in a collaborative effort. The students developed the design over a period of about a month, with fabrication and installation occurring over a five day period. 80,000 square feet of plastic sheeting was sliced, loomed, woven, stapled, taped and tied to provide a climbable and malleable surface in the 4,500 square foot gallery. "White" supported a variety of interactive experiences above and below this dynamic surface, opening and exploring the relationships between book, user, material, space, and collective group." (via Pablo Sandoval)

"Andreas Von Gehr: Re-Bio-Gehr" (via CollabCubed)


"Chilean artist Andreas Von Gehr is interested in the interaction between photography, digital media and painting. Much of his work involves his family and the theme of immigration. His installation Re-Bio-Gehr, which was exhibited at Scope here in NYC last month, is one such piece. Von Gehr fragments the image of his father into 256 separate framed portraits with a young German boy at the center base of each frame, his father in his youth (or maybe a representation of his father – I’m not sure). The larger portrait alludes to immigration in its typical passport or ID photo style."  (via CollabCubed)

Space Invaders Game As Interactive Art Work (Manchester, UK)


"A man plays a 17m high Space Invaders machine on the side of Manchester's Town Hall. Street artist Filthy Luker used road barriers, traffic cones and other street furniture to create Manchester's largest ever interactive artwork as part of the Make With A Red Stripe art project." (via The Telegraph UK)

Starheadboy + Public Art Campaign (Seattle, WA)


"Our good friend Starheadboy recently put some wheatpaste pieces on the streets of Seattle depicting awesomely cute and rather thoughtful kitties frolicking in boxes while pleading the case for public art instead of advertising." (via Geyser of Awesome)

"Tremor Laquearia" Installation by Remon De Jong

 [Time-Lapse of Remon De Jong installing "Tremor Laguearua"]

"Remon de Jong captivates his audience by capturing the essence of time in his art installation called ‘Tremor Laquearia.’ 

The room itself is part of the project where it seems everything froze during an earthquake. The use of space is entirely used and it’s like stepping into a room where everything is incorporated as the project. Falling ceiling tiles are turned into still life objects where it looks as if one is staring at a photograph. Dutch artist Remon de Jong creates a feeling of being lost in time with this motionless project.


Like the Tremor Laquearia project, De Jong’s specialized work of videos, paintings, music and sculptures often stirs up the theme of man’s relationship versus the environment. Check out the video to see how this artist created the crumbling ceiling effect." (Review by Kevin Young at Trend Hunter)

"Tearing Open the Night Sky" (via My Modern Met)


"We've seen cross-dimensional portals open up in movies, but how would an ordinary person recreate this exact same scene in real-life? Israeli artist Yochai Matos used hundreds of fluorescent bulbs to tear open the night sky. I can only imagine the sense of wonderment I would feel if I randomly stumbled upon this installation titled Flame (Gate)." (via My Modern Met)

"Horizons, Giant Steel Sculpture on a New Zealand Hilltop" (via Laughing Squid)

“Horizons” by New Zealand artist Neil Dawson is a giant outdoor steel sculpture that gives the illusion of a windblown piece of paper resting on a hilltop. Dawson created the sculpture back in 1994 for Gibbs Farm, a outdoor sculpture collection in New Zealand. (via Laughing Squid)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

On View: Richard Telles Gallery Presents "B. Wurtz & Co."//March 17- May 4, 2012

"[B. Wurtz & Co.] includes work by an inter-generational group of artists whose individual approaches resonate with the prevailing attitudes – aesthetic or otherwise – at play in Wurtz’s art. For more than four decades B. Wurtz has deftly avoided categorization. Operating in the elastic space between sculpture and drawing, his work invokes a decidedly informal take on formalism....the exhibition seeks to explore the serendipitous correspondences – both formal and psychological – at play between a group of artworks, made by an eclectic group of artists, and produced in idiosyncratic contexts and for decidedly singular ends..." (written by Matthew Higgs via B. Wurtz & Co. Press Release)

This is installation is on view at the Richared Telles Gallery (7380 Beverly Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90036) now through May 4, 2012.  For more info visit www.Tellesfineart.com.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

On View: Xavier Veilhan's "Promenade" at Hatfield House (UK)

[One of Xavier Veilhan's sculptures in Promenade\\source]

Xavier Veilhan's sculpture exhibition Promenade is currently on view at the Hatfield House in the United Kingdom.  Veilhan's intriguing sculptures will be in the Hatfield House gardens now through September 30, 2012.  Click here to learn more about the artist's inspiration and the work found in Promenade.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

AiOP Open Call//Deadline April 15, 2012

"Art in Odd Places (AiOP) invites citizens from all walks of life and from anywhere in this world to propose projects for its eighth installment in New York City. Taking place from October 5–15, 2012, along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River in New York City, AiOP 2012: MODEL will proclaim 14th Street as the largest and longest runway in the world. MODEL intends to take pedestrians off their predictable paths and move them into a new awareness of their everyday landscape..." (via AiOP website)

Deadline Sunday, April 15, 2012 midnight EST

Visit Artinoddplaces.org to submit a proposal today.

Check Out: Florian Riviere


"Florian Riviere is an 'urban hacktivist' He founded and led from 2008 to 2012 the collective Democratie Creative very active in the public space of Strasbourg.

Inspired by the hacker culture, he reinvests and diverts public space to allow citizens to reclaim their environment. His interventions, located between urban design "Do It Yourself" and upcycling (upgrading waste), have the particularity to be spontaneous and raw, exclusively made with objects found in the street, and always with humor.
Games, furnishings, traps, maps, instructions ... : so many urban tactics to show the functionality of sites, and direct action of the user on urban space." (via FlorianRiviere.fr)

"Joseph L. Griffiths’ Drawing Machines" (via Beautiful/Decay)

"Melbourne based Joseph L. Griffiths’ drawings and mechanical installations seek to transcribe the living relationship between man and machine. The relentless accuracy of the drawings evoke the printed sheen of digital reproduction, simultaneously celebrating and denying the human touch. His interactive drawing machines propose a return to primitive technologies and encourage a reconnection to the natural and man -made worlds through manual crafts."
(via Beautiful/Decay)

"Suspension" (Via Daily Serving)

 [Sam Smith, 'Into the Void', 2009, single channel HD video, 5:50 minutes\\Source]

"Suspension is an exhibition of video works that boldly steps outside the forgiving confines of the gallery and enters public space...This collection of screen works offers several videographic explorations of suspension and the complex passive / active consciousness of the viewer. This thematic focus is further enhanced by [Erin] Coates’ choice to present the work outside of a gallery, challenging conventional viewing practices of video art." (via Daily Serving)

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