In JR’s latest project he canvased portraits of anonymous people onto the interior and exterior walls of the Panthéon in Paris. A month before the installation was unveiled, the French artist collected hundreds of photos of people while traveling in a photo booth truck. The black and white images were aggregated together forming a photographic mosaic of portraits. I love the . . . → Read More: A massive installation of hundreds of portraits on the walls of the Panthéon in Paris
Architectural glass artists Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell have collected 3500 wayward earrings, and other assorted jewelry pieces, to create an enormous chandelier. Standing 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) high and 1 meter (3.2 feet) wide, the dazzling lighting fixture is housed inside a glass house on the grounds of St. Mary’s Maternity Hospital in . . . → Read More: “Chandelier of Lost Earrings” by Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell
Melting into a tub of strawberry jam. Polish artists Sainer and Bezt (aka Etam Cru) recently painted this surrealistic mural for the 2013 Richmond Mural Project in Virginia.
See more of their work on Facebook, the Etam Cru blog, and on Behance.
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“Hunks” 2010 sheepskin, 225 cm high
Some sculptural work by Netherlands based artist Marjolijn Mandersloot.
Clearly favoring animal forms, Mandersloot plays with unexected mediums to build her creations. A set of 7-feet tall gorillas made from sheepskin. A bear with leather-looking skin composed of bronze, aluminium, stainless steel.
From the artist’s statement, “… even . . . → Read More: Gorillas in sheepskin and other surprises by Marjolijn Mandersloot
This past summer artist Charlotte Smith installed several hundred light bulbs in front of a large window of a galvanizing shop at the Chatham Historic Dockyard (Kent, England). Smith’s work explores the relationship between light and space. In “Ephemeral Rays” the positioning of the installation over a large window overlooking the sea forced the . . . → Read More: “Ephemeral Rays” an installation of several hundred light bulbs by Charlotte Smith
Is it a crowd or a mob? Madrid, Spain based artist SUSO33 paints squiggly lines which form figures which join other squiggly lines which form masses of people. The mural in this post was completed in Madrid, Spain.
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France based artist Benedetto Bufalino creates humorous public art installations. A car turned upside down and planted with bamboo. A telephone booth sealed and filled with fish. Bicycles enclosed with sheets of recycled cardboard.
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I like this mural created by London based designer Anna Garforth, called “Love Your Street.”
As part of an annual street party during the London festival of architecture, Garforth adorned a steel wall on Wicklow Street with paper pyramids. Each pyramid was folded from one page of the the Yellow Pages phone directory and arranged to resemble urban sprawl.
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This year at the Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, there is a staircase that lets adventurous climbers reach the clouds. Surreal.
The sculptural installation by artist David McCracken only looks like a never-ending staircase from certain angles. Playing with perspective, McCracken crafted a replica of a staircase that decreases in size as . . . → Read More: An infinite stairway to heaven by David McCracken
RVA Mural, 2013, Richmond, Virginia, Site-specific installation commissioned by Venture Richmond, House paint and aerosol on building
Alex Brewer (aka HENSE) combines the visual vocabulary of graffiti with abstract expressionism to build these enormous murals, some of which wrap around entire buldings. The Atlanta, GA based artist scribbles, drips and splashes paint, producing brightly . . . → Read More: Colorful murals and buildings by HENSE