03.03.10 by Jeff

Hans Hemmert

Balloon sculptures by Hans Hemmert.

Balloon sculptures by artist Hans Hemmert

Balloon sculptures by artist Hans Hemmert

Balloon sculptures by artist Hans Hemmert

Balloon sculptures by artist Hans Hemmert

Balloon sculptures by artist Hans Hemmert

Balloon sculptures by artist Hans Hemmert

Balloon sculptures by artist Hans Hemmert

Balloon sculptures by artist Hans Hemmert

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://www.sleekdesign.fr Elodie

    The picture featuring a woman crossing arms, standing in front of the huge yellow balloon, absolutely needs an Unhappy Hipsters’ caption.

    • http://idekumiko.tumblr.com/ Kumiko

      Love it; I laughed out loud at this comment.

      • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

        haha yea so good

    • anomie

      “i want to expand with you in abstract angles”
      lol hipsters. tank is sexy though

  • http://joeyzrappicturez.tumblr.com/ joeyzrappicturez

    I get it
    the kids stomp out the tank

    I wonder how long it took for those balloons to deflate….

  • http://michael.schlenzig.dk/blog Michael

    I would love to see this in real life. I think its amazing

  • http://www.vinorossi.com Marco Rossi

    my god; the tank is the best sculpture if seen this faar; what an idea

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  • http://www.woohaaa.com Lukasz

    It’s quite impressive the contradiction between the balloons and a symbol of violence.
    And somebody spend hours mounting all these balloons so neatly :)

  • http://www.bradjreynolds.blogspot.com Brad Reynolds

    I imagine the movement of the balloons in real life would be quite amazing. They intrude upon the space while maintaining that light and delicate feeling.

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  • http://www.thisiscoreythompson.com Corey Thompson

    Love how the sculpture evolves over time. Thinkin’ in 4D.

  • http://www.stickytack.com Ari

    The ones with the huge yellow balloon really intrigue me.

  • jordan

    i imagine the giant yellow balloons would be incredible in real life

  • http://www.dorithegiant.com Dori

    This is awesome! Although I wouldn’t understand why someone would want one in their home. Haha.

  • http://wix.com/elledesigns/elledesigns Elle Johnson

    This so reminds me of Stephan Sagmiester’s work.

  • http://www.huhmagazine.co.uk jack

    this guy is fantastic. I especially love the bottom pics with the large yellow balloon.

  • http://dontcrybaby.org/blog/ DAN MARKER

    this is an old one – i saw this set lest year

  • Tyler Austin Bradley

    Six and eight remind me of thos blobby characters… I think they were called Barba Papa (Poppa?) or something.

  • http://www.selinaloveshard.blogspot.com selina

    HA! nice…

  • Ellie

    whoa, OLDDDDD, i remember this like 2-3 yrs ago!! wowzers!still love it though! the colors make me so happy!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      i love when people make comments like this! this site didn’t exist 3 yrs ago so am i allowed to make up for lost time? haha

  • http://spencertweedy.com Spencer Tweedy

    So cool.

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  • ben

    this is the first time ive seen this and its awesome!
    i hope ellie and dan will forgive me for being so behind the times, but i live in australia and we only got the internet here 3 weeks ago; thanks jeff :)

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  • Sean E

    Reminds me of the inflatable trash bag sculptures in New York, funny how progress in art is relative to when you see it–not when it’s made.

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  • Kudi

    Balloon’s make me nervous, but this is really cool.

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