About these ads

art design & oddities

Posts tagged “Arts and Entertainment

Interactive Cloud Made of 6,000 Light Bulbs

cloud-1

CLOUD began as a large-scale interactive sculpture created from 6,000 light bulbs by Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett. The piece utilizes everyday domestic light bulbs and pull strings, re-imagining their potential to catalyze collaborative moments and create an experiential environment. As part of the process of building the sculpture, the artists collected burnt out incandescent light bulbs from the surrounding community, forging an informal relationship with non-artists, reducing costs, and asking audiences to reconsider household items in an alternative context. During exhibition, viewers interact with CLOUD, working as a collective to turn the entire sculpture on and off.

(more…)

About these ads

Imaginative mixed media art by Sarah Illenberger

Sarah-Illenberger-art-8

Sarah Illenberger is a multi-media artist  based in Berlin working at the intersection of art, graphic design, and photography. With a focus on analog craftwork using everyday items, Sarah is renowned for creating vivid, witty images that open up new perspectives on seemingly familiar subjects.

(more…)


Zipper Installations by Jun Kitagawa

zipper-kitagawa-3

Japanese artist Jun Kitagawa installs zippers in buildings, on walls, and even in public ponds, around Japan. With his zippers, either painted on walls or sculpted , he intents to give viewers a more intimate look into the world we interact with every day through a familiar object.

(more…)


Stop:watch – reinventing everyday objects

Stop-Watch-Tineke-Meirink-5

Dutch illustrator Tineke Meirink with her series Stop:Watch hopes to make people realize that “everything has its beauty and that it is just more fun to take a closer look.”
Stop:watch is about taking a closer look. To stop and watch. Tineke takes photos of apparently uninteresting items  and adds a minimal illustration digitally. That way these photos get a whole different meaning, they come to life.

(more…)


Surreal Digital Art by Ben Goossens

Ben-Goossens

Ben Goossens worked for 35 years in his native Belgium as an ad agency art director. After retiring, Goossen’s turned to creating photo montages with a distinctive Surrealism style reminiscent of his fellow countryman, René Magritte.
Goossens’ images have received awards in a number of prestigious international photography competitions including Gold and Silver medals at the Trierenberg Super Circuit, the world’s largest annual photography salon. His composite photos are remarkable for their seamless yet painterly renderings of Surrealism dreamscapes.

(more…)


Representations: Everyday Objects as Drawings

representations-greig

Visual artist Cynthia Greig collects everyday objects and whitewashes them with ordinary house paint to devoid them of color or label. Then draws directly onto their surfaces with charcoal to create visual hybrids that appear to vacillate between drawing and photography, black-and-white and color. No digital manipulation is involved, but the camera’s monocular point of view is imperative.

My series of photographs, Representations, explores the concept of photographic truth and its correspondence to perceived reality. As a kind of playful homage to William Henry Fox Talbot’s treatise, The Pencil of Nature, the images combine color photography and drawing to create what I like to call photographic documents of three-dimensional drawings.

(more…)


Cassette Tape Artwork by Benoit Jammes

cassette_art_Benoit_Jammes_8

French artist Benoit Jammes breathes new life into vintage audio cassettes turning them into colorful pieces of art.  Each piece is completely handmade, made with a bit of work but so nostalgia!  Benoit draws inspiration from popular culture, movie posters and not only.
Visit his Flickr, Facebook

(more…)


Exhibition: Feral Creatures

JAW_CooperJAW Cooper

“Feral Creatures” explores connections between the human spirit and the animal kingdom. This exhibition presents 10 contemporary artists whose inherent aesthetic employs beasts both fierce and docile as allegorical vehicles for life’s struggles and bliss. Each artist was chosen based on their natural mystique and ability to render beauty and grace with a skillful hand. By shining a spotlight on the wild, these artists allow the viewer to examine our reality through a broad tapestry of myth, imagination and animal behavior.
Artists include: Michael Alm, JAW Cooper, Peter Gronquist, Michael Page, Caitlin Hackett, Anita Kunz, Christina Mrozik, Jason Wheatley, Zoe Williams, and Kikyz1313.

Group exhibition curated by Stephanie Chefas.
Opening at Modern Eden Gallery (San Francisco, CA) on January 18th.

(more…)


Insect Women by Laurent Seroussi

Insect-women-Seroussi

Photographer and graphic designer Laurent Seroussi  in his project entitled Insectes, fuses sleek female figures with the bodies of creepy crawlies. Using what he calls “visual tricks and post-production wizardry” glamourises creatures that would naturally make your skin crawl.

(more…)


Striking bikes installation over French Canal

bikes-installation-lorgeret

Retour a Betton (Return to Betton), is a sculptural installation over a canal in Betton, France, by Guy Lorgeret. Raised five meters off the ground, the installation depicts figures on bicycles, migrating from one bank to another, claiming their freedom and refusing to compete in a fictitious competition, while their reflections in the water adding to the magic of the scene.

(more…)


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 13,499 other followers