You may think you’re looking at a bizarre painting, but look closer, and you’ll realize that it’s actually an anamorphic 3D sculpture. The massive portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyaté is the latest work of French artist Bernard Pras. It was created entirely out of recycled materials such as clothes and rags, wood, glass lanterns, dishes, rubber and other trash Bernard would gather from the installation site.
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What may look like a series of surreal photo-manipulations, actually has little to do with Photoshop! Moscow-based physician Leonid Tishkov has been traveling around the world with a private moon for over ten years now. A lamp installation, which he originally created for a festival of contemporary art, quickly found its way to Leonid’s home and the two haven’t parted since. Leonid calls this project a “performance of a lifetime”, with the moon revealing more and more spaces to him as the time goes.
Miami-based artist Augusto Esquivel creates incredible sculptures from thousands and thousands of sewing buttons. The artist carefully places these newly found tiny multi-colored art materials on a fishing line and builds magnificent artworks. Esquivel has already made quite a few of them, including a piano, a harp, a gramophone, a fire extinguisher and many more.
One of the best things in summer are the music and art festivals, ranging from a couple-night affairs with local bands to something as massive as the Burning Man. A smaller Russian version of it, called the Archstoyanie festival, among all other installations presented a 170 ft long trampoline. The massive Fast Track trampoline was constructed last July by an Estonia-based design company Salto in the woods of Nikola-Lenivets, Russia.
An average person would most likely come up with two possible uses for a toilet paper roll: first one being the very private one, and the second one – a high school TP prank. In this case, allow us to introduce you to Sakir Gökcebag, a Hamburg-based Turkish artist, and his Trans-Layers installations, made out of hundreds of toilet paper rolls that drape down the walls creating beautiful patterns.
During the gloomy winters we all need something to color and light up our lives. The Japanese devoted a whole botanical garden for that purpose, and transformed it into a 7 million LED light winter illumination. Located on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana, the installations in the Nabana no Sato garden were opened just this week.
Remember the fascinating Rain Room installation in London? The Dash7 Design studio created a similar interactive installation, presenting a swing set with water pouring down… but never actually touching you! The Waterfall Swing is a brainchild of Mike O’Toole, Andrew Ratcliff, Ian Charnas, and Andrew Witte and was first presented in the World Maker Faire in 2011.
If you come to Águeda, a municipality in Portugal, during the month of July, you may see hundreds of colorful umbrellas floating above some streets.They are hung over promenades giving pedestrians a nice shade and something cool to look at. The street looks amazing, doesn’t it?
Spanish installation artist Alicia Martin transforms thousands of old books into giant waterfalls which pour out the windows straight into the streets. Her massive installations have been installed in various places across Europe, however Martin’s most recent series, known as Biografies, are based in her hometown, Madrid. These gravity-defying book sculptures from her Biografies series were installed in the three of Madrid’s historic buildings, each installation consisting of approximately 5,000 books.
UK-based artist David T. Waller used 2,500 toy cars to create this beautiful and colorful installation piece titled Car Atlas. It reminds me of The Art of Clean Up, where Ursus Wehrli did something similar with a bunch of real cars. Last year, Waller’s work won the People’s Award at the Arts Depot Open.
Ever wonder what would happen if you gave your kids thousands of stickers and complete freedom? Then you have to see these cool pictures taken in the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane where artist Yayoi Kusama created a completely white domestic environment and gave museum’s smallest visitors thousands of colored dot stickers.