Motion-control artist Bruce Shapiro’s “Sisyphus” is an incredible sand drawing machine that creates elaborate patterns using magnets (click here for previous post). While several installations have been set up in countries around the world, Shapiro is now working toward a version people can enjoy in their own homes! See more images and information about this Kickstarter below!
Our friends over at It’s Nice That have come up with a series of clever installations for this year’s London Design Festival! Designed by creative duo Isabel + Helen, each of the five pieces play on design industry phrases that’ve become part of our everyday speech. Check out more images from “A Load of Jargon” below or on display at The Conran Shop starting September 17!
London-based artist and designer Dominic Wilcox (if you don’t know who he is you have to watch this) has come up with the ultimate contemporary art exhibition for dogs as part of an initiative to encourage people to play more with their pets.
Working in consultation with veterinary experts, installations include an open car window simulator and a 10 ft ball pit made to look like a dog bowl filled with dog food. Paintings by artists Claire Mallison, Joanne Hummel-Newell, Robert Nicol and Michelle Thompson hang low to the ground and specifically draw on colours within dogs’ visual spectrum.
Such a great idea! Check out more images and video of the exhibit below, including some of Wilcox’s preliminary sketches!
More playful projections from artist duo Ygor Marotta and Ceci Soloaga aka VJ Sauve (click here for previous post). Part of their Walk & Talk art residency in São Miguel Island (Azores, Portugal), each animation interacts with the natural landscape of the area its projected onto. More images below!
French artist JR has created two new public artworks in Rio de Janeiro in celebration of the Olympic games and as part of his ongoing Inside Out Project. Using construction scaffolding, the installations involve enlarged images of athletes in-action: the first high jumping way over a building and the second diving into the ocean.
Click here to see previous posts of JR’s other large-scale/site-specific work. And check out more images of his latest project below!
Chinese artist Zhu Jinshi’s 12-meter long installation is made of 8,000 sheets of Xuan paper draped on pieces of bamboo suspended from the ceiling. The overall effect is something like a tunnel (which viewers are encouraged to pass through) reinforcing the theme of journeying from one place or culture to another. More images of Jinshi’s “Boat” below.
French artist Mathieu Tremblin is responsible for several clever interventions in urban spaces throughout Europe. His project “Tag Clouds” involves replacing unruly graffiti tags with legible translations, similar to the clouds of keywords you see online. More images below.