The most popular posts from July 2012 —-
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1. New York based artist Ran Hwang uses buttons and pins to form large sculptural murals. The intriguing quality of the work lies in details like how the buttons are still able to move once pinned to the wall. According to Hwang, buttons are “as common and ordinary as human beings” and, although pinned, the fact that they can still move “suggest the genetic human tendency to be irresolute.” Also mesmerizing is the way the clusters of buttons deliberately trail off, falling in clumps on the floor, as if the image is decomposing before our eyes.
3. Using miles of black wool thread, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota recreates the visceral feeling of entrapment by entirely encapsulating the contents of an entire room with thick black thread. Read more about it here.
5. New York City based artist Mia Pearlman creates these amazing site-specific cut paper installations. The common element in these installations is the vortex which takes the viewer on a visual roller-coaster “between actual, illusionistic and imagined space.”