New York-based graphic design studio Pentagram has designed the gates of the Super Bowl MetLife Stadium for this Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Pepsi, a major sponsor of the Super Bowl, engaged Pentagram to design a large typographic installation that spans the entire complex. In addition, two graphic sculptures and a massive four-storey high version of their trademark globe logo greet visitors as they enter.
Li Hongbo’s sculptures will make you look twice. First glance you think they are carved from hard stone, but look again…Hongbo’s sculptures are nothing more than thousand’s of pieces of paper glued together!
Hongbo got his inspiration from Chinese paper toys that become unique shapes when they are pulled. He brought a few of the toys home and experimented to see how they worked.
The bust shown here is made from over 30,000 pieces of delicate paper glued together. He then uses an electric saw to carve the human shape.
The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson who is known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience. He was born in Copenhagen in 1967 to Icelandic parents, studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts between 1989 and 1995. In 1995 he established Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a laboratory for spatial research. Eliasson represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and later that year installed The Weather Project in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, London.
The realization of Isay Weinfeld’s Casa Cubo is the mutual vision of the Brazilian architect and the home owners; two contemporary art collectors. Conceived from the belief that art should be shared, Casa Cubo is a lodging and support center to artists and the development of the arts, but with all necessary facilities to serve as a home.
The ultimate highlight of the space is the unexpected employment of art pieces scattered throughout the interiors. Artist Antony Gormley’s headless human-like sculptures carved from lead and fiberglass are secured into the ceiling, dangling by their necks. Custom furnishings, hand-stitched quilts, and bespoke railings all act as individual and unique art pieces within the gallery.
Korean artist Yong Won Song creates life-size thread and wire sculptures that look like scribbled drawings come to life. The artist says, “My work attempts to present ‘a world of dream’ as a combination of unconsciousness and consciousness.” His augmented scenes visualize figures and objects as fragmented subjects. They are incomplete in their presence, reflecting the haziness of one’s memories of their dreams. Song’s sculptures are representations of unconscious, scattered thoughts that one tries to piece together in a lucid state.
Chinese artist Mu Boyan paints naked fat men, sometimes very big and sometimes flying through the air. Boyan has a Masters from the Sculpture department at the the central Academy of Fine Arts in China and we are glad we happened upon her work this morning!
Street art by Brazil based graffiti artist Andre Muniz Gonzaga, aka Dalata. Andre creates his work on some irregular objects in a style of abstract and surrealism using variety of techniques – painting, drawing and sculpture.
He’s previously caused a splash in the art world by creating a real life city of Atlantis, sinking a life-size sculpture of a Volkswagen Beetle and even a house. And now British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has unveiled his latest collection of sub-aquatic art – this time with a serious message.The 39-year-old has unveiled a new series of works in the Museo Subacuatico de Arte, the subaquatic museum he co-founded back in 2009 off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. The new pieces include the submerged cement heads of the anchors on American news show NBC Today, cast when deCaires Taylor appeared on the show, which sit eerily amid a bed of sea grass.
The Goodwood Festival of speed was held in West Sussex in the UK – Porsche, 50 Years and Gerry Judah.
For this festival the great luxury brand going by the name of PORSCHE, wanted to find a very dynamic and exciting way to share the celebration of the 50th birthday of the 911. The mission was truly accomplished when they commissioned the talented Gerry Judah to create a sculpture specifically for this event.
To a child, visits to the doctor can be a frightening ordeal, but even a simple image or familiar creature could help alleviate that fear. That’s why the aptly named Giraffe Childcare Center designed by Hondelatte Laporte Architectes is just what the doctor ordered. The children’s hospital features three different cement animals embedded into the architecture to brighten up both the kids’ day and the surrounding urban architecture.
As Banksy’s audio guide states, “This is a piece of sculpture art, and I know what you’re thinking, ‘Isn’t it a bit subtle?’ Here, the artist Banksy is making some sort of comment on the causal cruelty of the food industry. Or perhaps something vague and pretentious about the loss of childhood innocence.”
The guide continues: “The truck contains over 60 cuddly soft toys on the road to a swift death. However, in order to bring them to life, four professional puppeteers are required, strapped into bucket seats, dressed entirely in black lycra, pulling on an array of levers with each limb and given only one toilet break a day – proving that the only sentient beings held in lower esteem than livestock are mime artists.”
Sirens of the Lambs started touring the Meatpacking District today and will be roaming the streets of New York for the next two weeks.
From a distance, it’s difficult to tell that these abstract sculptures are even more impressive than they first appear. As viewers near each piece, it quickly becomes evident that the large, organic shapes are completely covered with dice. In the collection, Germany-based artist Anthony Cragg used only small, black and white cubes to construct the surface of each unique form. He did not find himself limited to the hard, square edges, and used thousands of the objects to create a variety of mesmerizing curves that mimic nature.
Teenager Teenager is a unique, hyper-realistic installation by collaborative Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu. The installation features human bodies dressed in fancy suits and evening gowns while lounging on leather sofas and chairs, but with giant boulders for heads. The strange situation evokes a sense of bewilderment in viewers, who are faced with deciphering a message concealed within the unusual arrangement.
Using delicate materials like layers of glass or paper, artist Ardan Özmenoğlu redefines everyday objects in her visually complex sculptures. In these tree sculptures, the Turkish artist breaks the object down into rows of hand-painted glass. A single sheet appears to be completely abstract, however, by combining the fragmented parts into repetitive rows, she gives new life to the tree which changes appearance based on the position of the viewer.
The amazing sculptures pictured here look like they’re missing vital organs. They are work of French artist Bruno Catalano who says the invisible bodies represent a world citizen. Mr Catalano has been sculpting for 20 years and often works with others in an art foundry when making big sculptures.
State-shaped cast iron pans once a limited edition art piece, soon to become a national product line… launching with New York! Under the creation by FeLion Studios, a design/build sculpture studio in Madison Wisconsin, specializing in iron casting and fine wood working techniques to achieve unique and custom pieces of art for homes and commercial spaces.
Decorative model Elephants stand in Trafalgar Square on May 4, 2010 in London, England. 260 of the decorative life size baby Elephants have been designed by established and emerging artists including Paul Smith, Marc Quinn and Julien Macdonald and have been placed across the capital in prominent places such as Buckingham Palace, Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)