From now till May 13 the Guggenheim Museum is presenting a retrospective exhibit of work by the late sculptor John Chamberlain. Titled "Choices", the exhibition features 100 works that span 60 years and includes works made of foam, plexiglass, paper and foil. Chamberlain was internationally known for his long career of creating vibrantly colored, dynamic sculptures from crushed, twisted and bent automobile parts. Inspired by the scale, color and impulsive creation of Abstract Expressionist work, Chamberlain was a pioneering force through his use of found materials and diverse colors.
Vieux Panier boutique hotel in Marseille commissioned graffiti artist Tilt to create the 'Panic Room', a bedroom that has been carefully divided down the middle, one half covered entirely in graffiti and the other half left pure white. That includes the bedsheets, the ceiling and even the dressing table mirror. Photographer Big Addict, documented the room in these incredible images.
For the video for his new single 'What'll It Take', English singer-songwriter Graham Coxon invited his fans to be the stars. The video is made up of featured moves sent in by 85 fans from 22 countries and is brilliantly cut together by director Ninian Doff (featured previously).
Artist Teppei Kaneuji uses layers of white polyester to transform familiar objects into unfamiliar assemblages of junk materials and pop culture action figures. The ready made objects are gathered in a certain theme or rule, for example a certain purpose of the item. The materials are then re-assembled into sculptural forms, disabling their functions and associated context to create new meanings and connections.
Dimitri Tsykalov, a series of photographs of vintage abandoned cars by Peter Lippmann, a photo-media investigation into the ‘trash and treasure’ culture of the West by photographer Sam Oster and elaborate pinned skin collages by David Adey.
Mike Mission's "Asphalt Archeology" is a series of photographs of found objects embedded into asphalt in New York City. Mike explorations are an attempt to expose the beauty in the ordinary, in the everyday surroundings and objects that are so often overlooked in our daily lives.
Galerie Rabouan Moussion.
Volker Steger, an amazing sculpture made of plastic caps gathered from bottles consumed over the course of nine years by Japanese artist Satoshi Hirose, astoundingly detailed bonsai treehouses by Takanori Aiba and abandoned structures transformed into humorous and visually striking portraits by Russian based street artist Nomerz.
Using a collection of plastic caps gathered from bottles consumed over the course of nine years, Japanese artist Satoshi Hirose created this amazing sculpture currently on view at Galleria Maria Grazia Del Prete in Rome. The found-object island rests on a rectangular wooden platform which has had a small nook cut into one of the two longer sides of its base; this undersized shelf contains an assemblage of golden beans. The massive shape fills the center of the gallery space, inviting the viewer to interact with the piece by moving around it.
Brock Davis, a collection of 2000 disposable lighters found on NYC shorelines by Willis Elkins, woven blankets produced Phillip Sterns using images generated from short circuited cameras as pattern sources and the collage work of Madrid/Berlin-based artist Pablo Genovés.
Artist Jim Dingilian uses candle smoke to painstakingly paint suburban landscapes on the inside of found empty bottles. Jim explains: "The miniature scenes I depict are of locations on the edge of suburbia which seem mysterious or even slightly menacing despite their commonplace nature. The bottles add to the implied narratives of transgression. When found by the sides of roads or in the weeds near the edges of parking lots, empty liquor bottles are artifacts of consumption, delight, or dread. As art objects, they become hourglasses of sorts, their drained interiors now inhabited by dim memories”.
'Zen of Yoda' by Henry Hargreaves is a photographic series showcasing the wise words of the Star Wars sage, in a setting designed to resemble the swamp-like environment of Yoda's adopted homeland of Dagobah. Hargreaves in collaboration with prop stylist Sarah Guido assembled keyboard keys to spell out some of Yoda's most well-known words of wisdom and admonition.
Australian painter Ben Quilty creates these amazing images by slathering thick layers of paint with a palette knife and then pressing each wet canvas against the other, folding the two sides together like butterﬂy wings. Rather than destroying the image, a new painting is born and when the two canvases are placed side by side they become a single painting and a Rorschach is formed.
For their latest experimental project called 'Jelly & Light', French creative studio Le Creative Sweatshop (aka Julien Morin and Mathieu Missiaen) in collaboration with photographer Fabrice Fouillet, created a series of sublimely strange still-lifes combining translucent jelly and designer lamps, exploring the relationship between colour and light.
Alicia Rius, ordinary plastic bags transformed into glaciers and caverns by Belgian architect Francois Delfosse, a pair of old shoes bedazzled with four and a half pounds of metal pins by Polish artist Erwina Ziomkowska and a series of anatomical cross-sections made with quilled paper by Lisa Nilsson.
This woven sculpture created by designer Ian McChesney is suspended over the entrance to Heddon Street in central London and is made up of over 1,000 forks organized in the shape of a fish. The structure is supported by arrays of very fine cables, almost invisible from groundlevel, giving the impression of the form floating over the street.
Artist Lisa Nillsson creates beautiful anatomical cross sections of the human body using rolled strips of paper, a technique known as quilling or paper filigree. Quilling was first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks who made artistic use of the gilded edges of worn out bibles, and later by 18th century ladies who made artistic use of lots of free time. Lisa says: "I find quilling exquisitely satisfying for rendering the densely squished and lovely internal landscape of the human body in cross section."