I was thrilled to spot the stunning sculptures by Bernard Reyboz on Azurebumble. These top two images are from his Pebbles Series, poetic explorations of form, texture and harmony. The bottom two images belong to his Tripodes Series, a primitive divine study of figures. The video capturing his moving sculptures is both sensual and evoking. Enjoy!
There’s something about street art that really appeals — I particularly like those that integrate objects from the surrounding environment. Street Art Utopia has posted a great selection of street art from this year. Here are a few of of my favourites.
A fantastic urban art hack from graphic designer and artist Paige Smith — using origami she creates “geodes” in nooks and crannies around Los Angeles. If you’re in LA, see her website for a map of where the geodes can be found.
I was very excited when I saw s[edition]. It’s like discovering a new continent with a land of possibilities. Anyone who owns a iPad or a TV can collect and display art works from people like Wim Wenders, Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. And my 46 inch TV in the lounge just re-discovered its purpose in life.
It’s very hard to describe accurately how one feels to be in the Philip Beesley‘s latest installation Vesica, which just premiered in the City Gallery Wellington. But let me attempt to give you some ideas: the installation is constructed in the way that it creates a hyperreal space around the observer. Like entering a glowing artificial forrest that is aesthetically stunning, but also beyond interpretation. Walking through the installation, you gradually noticing that what you perceive as normal has nothing to do with this place, everything around you is artificial but in the forms that you can still vaguely make sense with: Forrest, feathers, giant snow flakes or spiders webs etc. While your brain is busy make references about the artificial components, lighting and structure, you are invited to touch the cords hanging down from the feather like plastic wings, and that’s where the magic began.
With your touch,the light illuminates, the wings rises one after another, the cord in your hand responds, and you are forced into this pure surreal moment, as if you have just came to realise that all those artificial components you walked pass had lives of their own, and you have just awakened some unworldly holy creature. That moment is truly magical and transcendent, as I left the installation, I couldn’t help but to imagine myself entering a postmodern film, where characters from Blade Runner or Brazil would appear at any moment running past me.
Constructed from an intricate web of transparent acrylic links and thousands of digitally fabricated interactive components fitted with sensors and microprocessors, the environment responds to human presence, retracting and contracting in an ongoing series of reactions and counter-reactions.
The name Vesica references the art historical tradition of identifying holy figures by surrounding them within a luminous field or aura.