Colorful art

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What are Kimsooja’s rainbow rooms all about?

Kimsooja is a Korean-born artist that has won recognition around the world. Despite living in New York, her work is exhibited across Europe, Asia and America. Her work includes performances, photographs, installations and videos. Kimsooja’s work involves several subjects like relationships with others, nomadism and the role of women in dealing with challenges that we […]

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Alain Delorme’s Totem – Colorful madness in Shanghai

French artist Alain Delorme’s Totem series features images of towering stacks of objects that appear to teeter perilously like totem poles. His project name is ambiguous because it almost indicates that the project is about the dazzling heights of the Shanghai skyscrapers. However, the entire project focuses on migrants attempting and struggling to ferry their

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Joan Miró’s most impressive ceramics & murals

Throughout his career, Joan Miró created numerous notable artworks that earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He was never the one to play by the book and by rubbing shoulders with the most famous creatives of his generation; Miró was open to the influence of any works of art, movement, manifestos, and schools. Nevertheless, his work

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Ugo Rondinone’s colorful rocks in Vegas

Far in the desert south of the city of Las Vegas in Nevada, you will find seven colossal pillars of stones made by pilling small, colorful pebbles perpendicularly. The figures appear poised between monumentality and collapse, creating a striking sight amidst barren landscapes. Titled Seven Magic Mountains, the shapes were installed by internationally-renowned New York-based

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Artist Susan Silton covers entire museum with colorful tarp

Susan Silton’s piece Inside Out is regarded in two parts, while it is an exploration of the duality of stripes as mutually a signifier and as an extremely utilized decorative pattern. Her installation “inside” functioned as a store chock-full with numerous striped objects for sale, exposing the innocent function of stripes to decorate (and make

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Christian Marclay: 7 stained glass windows you won’t see in any cathedral

After spending a whopping $26 million on renovations, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris is now the largest contemporary art center in Europe. It has four levels and is as big as three football fields. With plenty of space, they have creatively allowed the building itself to become part of the art. Artists were invited

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Yayoi Kusama – Dots for Love and Peace, 2009, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand feat

Yayoi Kusama covers the City Gallery Wellington with her dots

Dots for Love and Peace (2009) was one of only three temporary public art projects worldwide designed by iconic Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. It was installed on the exterior architecture of the City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand. Dots for Love and Peace is an intense and unexpected public artwork and reflects Kusama’s obsessive interest in

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Why are Sol LeWitt’s wall drawings so influential?

1,350 Wall Drawings in four decades Over the course of his prolific and influential career, Sol LeWitt (1928–2007) produced approximately 1,350 wall drawings, comprising approximately 3,500 installations at more than 1,200 venues. Why did Sol LeWitt let others paint his ideas? Early in his career, Sol LeWitt began to have others help execute his wall

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Christo’s Mastaba – From Abu Dhabi to London

Christo’s first permanent large-scale work, The Mastaba, would have been the world’s largest sculpture and installed 160km south of the city of Abu Dhabi. The planning of this enormous installation begins in 1977. It was originally conceived as a sculpture for the desert in Abu Dhabi. Christo and his wife and long-term partner Jeanne-Claude drew

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Tom Fruin’s Watertower – Made of 1000 scrap plexiglass pieces

Not many artists enjoy the privilege of having their pieces displayed in New York City’s prime locations, but artist Tom Fruin does enjoy this. His creation of the Water Tower is a sight to behold and can be easily viewed from FDR Drive, parks and streets of Dumbo, Manhattan Bridge, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge Park

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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 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

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Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings – Trivial or inspiring? You decide

4 min 37 sec Damien Hirst is one of the most successful and controversial artists and has been dominating the British art scene since the 1990s. Though he became famous through a series of artworks centered on the death motif, the Spot Paintings have become his signature. His spots are easily recognizable and widely sought

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What is the Senseless Drawing Bot? Takahiro Yamaguchi & So Kanno

The Senseless Drawing Bot by the two Japanese Takahiro Yamaguchi and So Kanno explores the relationship between machine and art and was shown at the exhibition “UTOPIA no OSHIRASE” in Tokyo in October 2011. What the device does The Senseless Drawing Bot is a self-propelling device on a skateboard that sprays abstract linework on a

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