Hoping to showcase his skills in order to start his own business, Chinese architecture graduate Li Rongjun, built an incredible office using thousands of discarded beer bottles. Along with help from his father, Li spent four months building the 18-feet high two-storey structure, which consists of a top level made of 8,500 beer bottles in 40 layers and a bottom floor built with mud and brick. "I want to build an office which combines artistic beauty with pragmatism." Li Rongjun explains, "This building is my calling card for my future business plans. It will allow investors to see my products in real life and see my talent.”
"Droppings and the Dam(n) " is a large-scale installation created by Indian sculptor Arunkumar H.G., for this year's Sculpture by the Sea event in Aarhus,AARHUS, Denmark. The monumental polychrome structure was woven out of 70,000 discarded plastic bottle tops and steel wire, conveying a powerful environmental message. Sculpture by the Sea continues along the coast of Aarhus, Denmark (Tangkrogen, Marselisborg Havnevej 1, 8000 Aarhus C) through July 5.
Mechelen Muurt Project, Belgian painter and sculpturor Stefaan De Croock (aka Strook), recently completed a new mural installation on the side of an old furniture factory in Mechelen, Belgium made by piecing together discarded wooden planks, doors and furniture. Titled "Elsewhere", the piece is the result of meticulous scavenging, mindful planning, and skilled construction. “Every recycled sculpture or mural has it own story. In this case, the wall on which I constructed the installation was also an inspiration,” De Croock told My Modern Met. “The melancholic, fragile pose of the figure symbolizes a person in the comfort of his home, where he is truly himself.”
Jason Nocito’s "PUD" is a series of edgy, gritty, hyper-realistic photographs of New York City street puddles strewn with debris and spilt oil. This series of images has been genuinely collected overtime and was initially conceived out of curiosities about "street photography" in NYC. "I was living in New York and I was burnt out professionally and emotionally." Nocito says, "I would walk around the city all the time with my head down, like a lot of people do, and I would see all these things. That’s what I was looking at, so that’s what I photographed."
Festival Juin Jardins Cahors 2015 , Paris-based Atelier YokYok created "Les Voûtes Filantes", a temporary installation within the 16th-century Gothic-style cloister at St Stephen's Cathedral in Cahors, south-west France. Designed in collaboration with metal sculptor Ulysse Lacoste and Laure Micarré. the threaded structure is divided into four pathways, linked with blue-hued woven strings culminating in a circular central point. "The colourful woven structure performs with light and mystery, revealing a light, dematerialized architecture," said Atelier Yokyok.
Spanish artist A. L. Crego creates incredible GIF art by animating urban graffiti and murals he finds in the streets and transforming them into mind-bending immersive loops. The artist has been taking pictures of street art and murals and making animations for several years, but it was only recently that he thought of putting the two together. He told Hyperallergic, “The result surprised me a lot, we’re used to watching motionless photos, and when we see some movement in them, it’s unexpected.”