Boolean as in computer-aided design are called operations of subtraction, intersection, and union
The Puddles came from my desire to make work that at first glance feels mundane and unassuming, a candid situation you wouldn’t immediately regard as or associate with an art experience,” said Austin. “I’d hoped that in this way they would gently present themselves as yet another detail of your natural environment, before then unfurling with a kind of subtle and surprising magic — an extraordinary quality that you have to grapple with for a moment before facing it with any criticality."
When digital meets physical anything can happen and Stokholm based duo Anny Wang & Tim Söderström managed to push their screen art into the real world
"Transitional Speculation is Wang & Söderström’s first major exhibition in Stockholm and “is the first time where we have a platform where we can showcase a broader perspective of our works,” says Tim. “With additional works, both digital and physical, the foundation of our practice which originates in the physical world, is more comprehensible.” In its combination of the unexpected and twisted familiar, the exhibition aims to create an “experience of something ostensibly well-known, something one recognises from the real world that suddenly feels warped,” adds Anny. “Where a small detail makes you question what you are seeing and by extension, how you are perceiving the world.”
"The piece symbolizes the timelessness of the off-road legend and makes a conscious reference to the natural phenomenon of insects preserved in amber. With it, the german auto manufacturer wants to portray through an art piece that these characteristics have been handed down from generation to generation, making it the perfect symbol for the premier of the classic’s newest version."
As part of NGV Triennial, twenty large-scale new artworks have been commissioned by the NGV, including Ron Mueck’s Mass 2016–17, a monumental work of extraordinary presence comprising 100 individual skulls.
"Mass" is an installation of 100 individual human skull forms piled up on the gallery floor, each which engage with the architecture of the site.
"The installation brings to mind the massed remains in the catacombs of Paris, an imposing wall of human heads that resonates with a simultaneous and strange sense of impermanence and eternality. In ‘Mass’, Mueck celebrates the form that links all humanity and pays homage to a symbol that has stood within the art of essentially all cultures and religion. surrounded by skulls covering nearly every surface of the walls, visitors are reminded of the transience of life" via designboo
Dmitri Aske, a multidisciplinary Russian artist, has had a large solo show in Moscow RuArts Gallery. The exhibition entitled Through The Mist, which lasted from November, 2 till December, 2, included 24 plywood relieves created in the artist’s unique technique and 4 middle-sized plywood sculptures. Dmitri had worked on the series for nine months.
According to the artist, the title of the show describes the life of modern people who try to find their own way wandering through the informational mist. The characters of all the artworks exist in the state of uncertainty, doubts, second thoughts, anxiety concerning past and future, which lies behind the white noise of our digital age.
Dmitri Aske is a versatile Moscow artist and one of the main figures behind the Russian urban contemporary art movement. He started his career in 2000 from writing graffiti, later moving to graphic design and illustration. In mid-2000s, Dmitri had collaborated with Nike, Reebok, PlayStation, and the like making different art objects and graphics. He also used to be an Edior-in-Chief of one of the first Russian graffiti magazines and a co-founder of a street wear brand. Since 2015, Aske has dedicated himself full-time to art, creating plywood tile relieves, sculptures, and painting murals. In 2016, according to the InArt research, he was named 4th by the sum of auction sales among the young Russian artists. Apart from working in the studio, Dmitri runs an online magazine vltramarine.ru, as well as gives lectures on graffiti and street art.
"Matelli's work is known for the juxtaposition of antique looking marble or concrete garden-like statuary, against abrupt hyperrealism embellishments. By contrasting these aged forms against unexpected decorations, such as cast bronze vegetables, fruit, meats and bread, the artist questions the value and purpose of classical figure. Turning them into a setting or a merely a pedestal for presenting common everyday objects, he shows his remarkable technical facility and a cautious romanticism. Both the aged feel of the statues and the freshness of the ornaments are created using elaborate fabrication process and peculiar materials. From meticulously cast and painted bronze that flawlessly depicts the bread texture or gradients of an apple peel, to use of cast glass to evoke the translucence of citrus flesh, Matelli continues to play with viewer's perception while presenting his iconoclastic temperament" —Sasha Bogojev
The term ‘vernacular’ tends to correlate with all things commonplace; however, in the architectural sense, the ‘vernacular’ exemplifies man’s abilities to adapt to his surroundings and build with his environment. This series explores the symbiotic relationship between the vernacular home and the environmental context in which it exists.
"Conceived by partner and co-founder of Danish practice Norm Architects, Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, and co-founder and creative director of Kinfolk, Nathan Williams, CLOSE CONTACT is a conceptual project that brings a series of bespoke leather spheres, crafted by Danish brand Sørensen Leather, and the human body together in a tactile dialogue of textures, shapes and hues. The project was launched at the Kinfolk Gallery in Copenhagen via an exhibition that ended at the end of October 2017, and is comprised of ten large-scale, limited edition artworks and 100 portfolios of smaller prints of photographs taken by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen"
"In this ongoing body of sculptural works, Brazillian artist Vanderlei Lopes creates temporary interventions where his polished brass objects appear to pour and drain like gold from the walls or floors of galleries. Much of Lopes’ work plays with aspects of transformation, be it through the tension of liquid and solid forms seen here, by subtraction, or experimenting with orientation. You can see much more of his work on Artsy and Athena Contemporânea"
During Paris’s premier contemporary art fair, (the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain), known as FIAC the luxury brand Cartier chose the shallow reflecting pool outside the Palais de Tokyo, Paris’s most avant-garde art center, to show an installation billed as “OSNI 1- Le Nuage Parfumé,” or “Unidentified Scented Object 1 – Scented Cloud.”
"Visitors were invited to enter the cube and climb up the staircase. Traversing the thick cloud on the landing, they could experience—against a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower—the perceptibly warmer air above the cloud and the enveloping scent of L’Envol, a masculine fragrance created by Cartier’s in-house perfumer, Mathilde Laurent."
Massimiliano Pelletti was born in Pietrasanta, a land of noble sculptural roots that gave and gives a lot to the contemporary art. In Pietrasanta he also grown up, and he trained technically in the study of his grandfather, the sculptor Mario Pelletti. He made his debut as an artist in 2006 by winning the 12th biennial of young artists of Europe and the Mediterranean.
Pelletti makes experience of the shape with rigorous attention compositive, strictly consistent with the creative mood of his territory.
He puts togheter the mannerism with the conceptual relevance and the narrative sensibility, because he realizes that the aesthetic perfectionism contains in itself the conflicting root of the emotions.
Titled ‘The Spirit Of Ecstasy’, the artwork is a collaboration between the unnamed model, Chemical X and artist Schoony. According to the press release, “the British model and actress, who is a fan of Chemical X’s and already collects his work, has been identically recreated – as a hyperreal silicone and fibre glass model.”
The model was digitally scanned “posing in position with her hands and feet life cast” with her head and body 3D printed in order to make the silicone sculpture. This was then suspended into five sheets of acrylic “surrounded by a halo of 7,254 meticulously hand placed pills.” See images of the artwork below.
In Amsterdam-based, Milena Naef’s new series, “Fleeting Parts,” sections of her body fill tailored empty spaces in expertly cut-out marble. Creating these pieces was a process as carefully mentally planned to fit her exact measurements, as the designing and stitching of an exquisite couture silk dress might be. But whereas the dress will disintegrate with time, the marble slab, with its custom-designed sections that Milena's body - and hers alone - fill will last “forever.” Even if it is just for one fleeting moment. And it is with that defining moment, she demonstrates, in a tangible way that the relationship between an existing structure and the human form, transform “the mental into physical to find a new relation between the two.” - via Yatzer
"Currently hidden away in the City of London’s landscape of glass and concrete is a vibrant and squishy celebration of playfulness in the form of Villa Walala. The latest creation by textile-designer turned installation artist Camilla Walala opened on Saturday as LDF’s Landmark Project, and will remain open until 24 September." - Ruby Boddington @ It's Nice That
Walala was chosen by London Design Festival’s headline partner British Land to create this year’s Landmark Project to celebrate the 15th anniversary of London Design Festival
"Very Still Life" is a series of clay sculpture created by Tel-Aviv artist Roni Landa depicting veggies in a totally "carnivorean" way
For her US solo exhibition debut, artist Lucy Sparrow opened a pop-up convenient store at the Standard, High Line Hotel. “Handmade in Manhattan: 8 Till Late” is a ‘fauxdega’ that features 9,000 handmade felt products that are all available for sale.
Sparrow transformed the 1,200 sq ft space into an exact convenient store replica with food, books, drinks and household products. The exhibition was intended to run from June 5 – June 30, but due to overwhelming demand—all of the products were sold, shelves were emptied and the store closed 9 days early on June 21. Sparrow even closed the store for 3 days midway through the show’s run to restock the shelves but was still unable to meet customer demand.
Life-size sculpture "Wreck" by Jordan Griska is a perfect replication of a Mercedes Benz S550 car constructed from thousands of polished steel mirrors. The Brooklyn-based artist echoes the themes of F.S.Fitzgerald's Gatsby juxtaposing the efflorescence of luxury with brutality of wreckage