Vancouver-based artist Mark Ollinger’s maze-like sculptures are equal parts op art and graffiti. When we last featured his work he was hiding his large foam sculptures on the underside of bridges, now he’s laser cutting his designs out of wood. His new process is quite labor-intensive and requires tools and techniques Mark has developed himself. See more images below.
“Pigeonner” – bronze, pigeon scale 1:1 (2014)
I think I’m going to eventually feature every single thing artist Julien Berthier has made; I’ve already share his work nine separate times (you might remember “A Lost”, “Love Love”, “Left-Handed Chair”). For his work “Pigeonner”, Berthier appended bronze pigeons to existing public sculptures with matching patina. The Paris-based artist refers to these interventions as “plus-products” or “classical post-production”.
Here his works are seen grafted onto sculptures by Auguste Cain, Marino di Teana, and Volti. See more images below.
Subject, Object, Abject (2006) – Chair, wooden shavings from chair legs
I’m obsessed with these sculptures by artist Jaime Pitarch that I came across on the Spencer Brownstone Gallery website. The Barcelona-based artist explores our relationship to household objects by making subtle and not-so-subtle alterations rendering them completely useless. He says the works have “to do with the human being’s inability to identify with the structures he himself has created”.
Have a look at more images below.
“Mass” is a project by artist Carson Davis Brown in which he creates sculptures inside of big-box stores and other places of mass. He constructs the unauthorized installations, photographs them, and then leaves them to be discovered by shoppers and staff. Images of the installations are printed, framed (using un-sold frames), and exhibited inside the stores without permission. See more images from the series below as well as video clips documenting the building of installations using cameras tethered to in-store camera displays!
Our friend Brendan Monroe’s show “Mammatus” just opened at Curator’s Cube in Tokyo. We stopped by the space last week and it all looked fantastic — a nice mix of drawing, painting and sculpture (especially loved the ceramics). The shows up until the 29th so if you happen to be in Japan go go go. Have a look at more images below!