“Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. Other terms for this type of art include “independent public art”, “post-graffiti”, and “neo-graffiti”, and is closely related with guerrilla art” is what Wikipedia says. What it doesn’t say, is how much more there is to explore within this “unsanctioned” way of expressing oneself.
Month: April 2019
When one comes to think of the extraordinary power art has over us, it often comes down to whether the message that artists implant into their work resonate with our view of the world. And if it does, some art pieces not just pause us for a few moments but linger in our minds for much longer.
This time the Unesco World Heritage Site, London’s Royal Botanical Kew Gardens, are occupied with awe-inspiring creations which in a way resemble alien plants from the outer space. These are glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly. Some of them have never been exhibited in the United Kingdom before. The exposition Chihuly: Reflections on Nature includes large-scale installations, sculptural works and drawings, reflecting the artist’s 50-year-long career.
Human beings are inseparably connected to nature on every level, including the creative one. The connection is so strong that any form of art is unthinkable without the nature featured in it. Yet what unusual ways do today’s artists use to recreate their favourite images of nature?
Founded in 1981, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) is a design studio whose practice spans the fields of architecture, urban design, installation art, multi-media performance, digital media, and print. The studio is based in New York and is led by four partners—Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro and Benjamin Gilmartin.
The word ‘museum’ first came into Latin from Greek ‘mousa’ as ‘a temple or shrine of the Muses’ and only then acquired its meaning as ‘a library’ or ‘study’. And just as the Muses were the ones to inspire the creation of museums, the contemporary versions of their buildings are able to amuse and inspire you in equal measure.
SOFTlab is a design studio based in New York City focused on producing digitally fabricated large scale sculptures, interactive design and immersive digital video installations. Each of their spectacular works has an inner idea and make you “stumble on” it by captivating use of light and dazzling colours.
The person who once revolutionized attitudes to the depiction of form in space by deconstructing his muses beyond reality, Pablo Picasso is known as one of the most prolific artists of the 20 century. His works have been and will continue to be a powerful source of inspiration, so let us remind ourselves of a few, and explore them via their three-dimensional digital and physical recreations, inspired by Picasso.