2011

Posts that feature are art made or presented in 2011.

Why you should explore Andy Goldsworthy’s Wood line

Who is Andy Goldsworthy? Andy Goldsworthy is a widely known artist famous for creating intricate and elaborate sculptures with his bare hands. He draws his inspirations and motivations to work from a specific location. If he likes the site, he creates art using natural materials he finds around the place, including icicles, stones, mud, flower …

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Anish Kapoor’s Leviathan at Grand Palais – His most impressive work yet?

Description ‘One of the most powerful artworks of all time’ The Leviathan at Grand Palais is just another massive artwork of Anish Kapoor that has captivated the world. Described by art enthusiasts as one of the most powerful artworks of all time, the sculpture is a culmination of the mental and physical dimensions. Like other …

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Nadav Kander’s in Kurchatov – This city has never appeared on any official maps

If it were possible to take a picture of the entire earth’s surface, the mosaic of human co-existence would be a sight to behold. Some areas are military grounds, mining cities or tourist destinations while others are education hubs just to mention a few. It is hard to appreciate that in the midst of …

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Ian Strange burns down suburban houses in the name of art

Suburban by Ian Strange Suburban is a complex film and photography installation by New York-based Australian artist Ian Strange. Suburban was created by Strange as a result of a collaboration with a film crew and volunteers from different parts of America including Alabama, Detroit, New Hampshire, Ohio and New York. Over the course of three …

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Barry McGee’s tag murals – Walls covered with hundreds of red tags

Barry McGee’s tag mural in New York In August 2010 Barry McGee (aka Twist) and Josh Lazcano (aka Amaze) painted a mural on the iconic corner of Houston & Bowery in New York’s Lower East Side, covering the wall with hundreds of red tags, filling it up with the names and crews of different graffiti …

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Kaarina Kaikkonen – These are some of her best installations

Kaarina Kaikkonen’s biography Kaarina Kaikkonen is one of the most important artistic sculptors of our time. She is best known for her inventive use of second-hand pieces of clothing (mostly jackets & shirts) and molded craft paper to transform public places like churches, streets and plazas into memorable jacket installations. The environment is incorporated into …

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Artist David Brooks installed this dune-like landscape in the middle of Manhattan

Desert Rooftops by David Brooks is a 5,000-square-foot sculpture that is a wavy configuration of multiple asphalt-covered rooftops similar to those on suburban developments, McMansions and strip malls conjoined to resemble a rolling, dune-like landscape. Desert Rooftops The piece examines issues of the natural and built landscape by comparing the monoculture that arises from …

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Who is Katharina Grosse & Why does she matter?

Born on October 2, 1961, in Freiburg im Breisgau, Katharina Grosse is a German artist. She is known for using architecture, painting, and sculpture in her artworks, which tend to be large-scale, site-related installations. Grosse attended art academies in Düsseldorf and Münster. After her education, she taught at the Art Academy Berlin-Weissensee for more …

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Why is Franz West considered one of the most important Austrian artists?

Who was Franz West? The Austrian Franz West (1947-2012), one of the most important postwar-artists, died less than two weeks ago on July 25, 2012. He left a career and a vast body of work, spanning over several decades. Childhood Franz West was born on February 16, 1947, in Vienna, Austria. His father was a …

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What do you think about Robert Montgomery’s poem billboards?

About Robert Montgomery Robert Montgomery is a Scottish/British artist, poet, and sculptor famous for his site-specific billboards that are created from light and text, and also fire poems. Montgomery is also the associate publisher of Dazed & Confused. His works border melancholic post-situationist tradition. The artist believes that art should be taken out of galleries …

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