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Posts Tagged ‘ Installations ’

Get Your Head In The Clouds.


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Clouds are natural canvases and in certain conditions, they can look very picturesque. French artist and photographer Charles Pétillion drew inspiration from the visually limitless variations of cloud formations to create a cumulus cloud using over 10,000 illuminated white balloons. The installation, titled, “Heartbeat”, is featured inside London’s Covent Garden and stretches the length of its entire South Hall.

Describing the project, Pétillion says, “With Heartbeat I wanted to represent the Market Building as the beating heart of this area — connecting its past with the present day to allow visitors to re-examine its role at the heart of London’s life.” Check out some more photos below.

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Akacorleone Tricks Eye Anamorphic Installation


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Portuguese artist Akacorleone is presenting a solo show at the underdogs gallery, lisbon, comprised of a vast collection of installations, graffiti works and illustrations. At the exhibit’s centerpiece is the anamorphic ‘find yourself in chaos’, a richly colored circle which bears the piece’s namesake as a bold typographic composition. Comprised of various objects, items and memorabilia, the dynamic teal colored installation is optically different at every angle and tricks the eye by appearing as a two-dimensional surface when viewed straight on. Symbolism behind the work and notions addressed throughout the exhibition are described by the artist as ‘the feeling of excess of information in the brain which makes it impossible to focus on one task alone, the idea that we’re never satisfied making us therefore accumulate, the visual pollution to which we submit ourselves without questioning’. Akacorleone is currently exhibiting ‘find yourself in chaos’ and other works at the underdogs gallery.

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Little People Project


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Slinkachu is as a London-based artist who creates very small street-based installations and then photographs them. He modifies tiny human figurines from model train sets and places them in real urban situations, capturing them sight-seeing, camping, grocery shopping, fighting and dying. Slinkachu creates tiny scenarios that, seen from afar, are almost unrecognizable, but when viewed up-close unveil an almost-hidden alternate reality.

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David DiMichele


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An elevation of natural phenomena and perceptual experience is behind all David DiMichele’s imagined installations. Pushing the envelope of what seems possible, he is creating inspiring art. With his photographs of seemingly impressive, large-scale installations, he gives viewers little chance not to pay attention. His installation photographs are usually shot in low-angle with humans included for scale, and with careful attention to lighting, deep focus, and composition. Unlike most installation photos, however, DiMichele’s documentations are themselves artworks. As their titles reveal, they are ‘Pseudodocumentation’, depicting masterfully made models for works whose full-scale perceptual tricks and awe-inspiring sublimity can only be imagined.

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Mike Hewson’s Public Installations.


In Christchurch, New Zealand, 10 massive optical illusion-inducing mixed-media art pieces by Mike Hewson pay homage to the former Christchurch Normal School which opened in 1876.  The building, completely renovated for apartment and retail use in 1981 and renamed Cranmer Courts, was damaged badly in the February 2012 magnitude 6.3 earthquake and it is now destined for demolition. Before it is gone forever, Hewson wanted to pay homage to the building that used to house a vibrant community.

He covered the total of 130 square meters of plywood with mixed-media images depicting artists and others who lived and worked in the building.  Private donations and Hewson’s own money covered the $15,000 installation costs. New Zealand-born (in 1985) Mike Hewson is a civil engineer, graduate of Canterbury University (2007). He has worked as a civil engineer in Port Hedland in Western Australia, but has travelled regularly to New Zealand to complete works of art there. He will move permanently back to New Zealand next month and focus on his art full time.

The Heike Weber Installations.



This is a collection of utterly amazing installations by Heike Weber. She draws with permanent markers on acrylic floor and walls.  I can’t begin to imagine how time consuming these breathtaking installations must have been.

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