2011

Why you should explore Andy Goldsworthy’s Wood line

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 petals, leaves, twigs, snow, …

Why you should explore Andy Goldsworthy’s Wood line Read More »

Urs Fischer & You – The giant $250,000 hole

Urs Fischer is a Swiss-born visual artist that now lives in New York City. His artwork includes installation, sculpture, and photography. Fischer has produced an enormous number of drawings, collages, room-size installations and other objects. One of his best-known works is You. You was an impressive installation, created by Urs Fischer in 2007 for Gavin …

Urs Fischer & You – The giant $250,000 hole Read More »

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

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 works done by the same artist, this particular one has …

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

Nadav-Kander-The-Polygon-Nuclear-Test-Site-I-after-the-event-Kazakhstan-2011-feat

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 all …

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

Ian Strange burns down suburban houses in the name of art

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 months, Strange and the …

Ian Strange burns down suburban houses in the name of art Read More »

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

When the iconic gallerist Jeffrey Deitch swapped the East Coast for West Coast, many wondered about the state of street art in New York City. Granted, the newer generation of gallerists such as Joshua Liner and Jonathan Levine had become preeminent curators with their fresh take on street art. However, with his unlimited resources, Deitch …

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

Beni Bischof’s cars – A vision for driving in the future?

Beni Bischof has created a series of art that he calls ‘Handicapped Cars’. Through these series, he has developed an uncanny ability to manipulate cool autos digitally. He’s proven quite adept at this sort of work. Consequently, he has earned rave reviews from all over the world. Through this series and others of a similar …

Beni Bischof’s cars – A vision for driving in the future? Read More »

Kaarina Kaikkonen – These are some of her best installations

Kaarina Kaikkonen is one of Finland’s most important artists. She is best known for her inventive use of second-hand clothing pieces (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 these installations in some way, resulting in a …

Kaarina Kaikkonen – These are some of her best installations Read More »

Artist David Brooks & These massive rooftops on Manhattan’s last undeveloped lot

Imagine viewing rooftops at eye level with pedestrians in Manhattan, New York? That seems nearly impossible when you consider New York has more than 300 high-rise buildings taller than 150 meters. This means that to really appreciate the city’s landscape of rooftops, one has to climb to the rooftop of another landmark building or take …

Artist David Brooks & These massive rooftops on Manhattan’s last undeveloped lot Read More »

Who is Katharina Grosse & Why does she matter?

Born on October 2, 1961, in Freiburg im Breisgau, Katharina Grosse is a German artist. She uses 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 than a decade between …

Who is Katharina Grosse & Why does she matter? Read More »

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

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. Franz West was born on February 16, 1947, in Vienna, Austria. His father was a coal dealer and his mother, …

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

Photographer Timo Stammberger in subway tunnels without permission

Timo Stammberger (b. 1980) is a Berlin-based photographer. He is the first to document subway tunnels in his extensive series Underground Landscapes that shows the underground architecture from major cities like New York, Lisbon, Budapest, Berlin and others. Underground Landscapes The surprising element is that the subway tunnels that millions of people pass through …

Photographer Timo Stammberger in subway tunnels without permission Read More »

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

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 and be placed …

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

Cyprien Gaillard’s Recovery of discovery – A beer pyramid

Cyprien Gaillard is a French modern artist born in 1980 in the capital of France, Paris. Currently, he lives and works between New York and Berlin. His work oscillates between minimalism, romanticism, vandalism, and land art. Land art artist Robert Smithson created and advocated the concept of entropy. This concept, the idea of disorder, transformative …

Cyprien Gaillard’s Recovery of discovery – A beer pyramid Read More »