An Expansive Pavilion of Architectural Elements Constructed from Wire Mesh by Edoardo Tresoldi. All photos © Roberto Conte, courtesy the artist.
As part of a royal event in Abu Dhabi, Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi (previously) was tasked with the creation an immense environment of architectural elements built from wire. The variety of objects fully encompass the event space, creating elegant partitions and environments within the 7,000 square meter space. The installation was designed and built over a period of 3 months in collaboration with Dubai-based studio Designlab Experience. Lit from both above and below, the suspended wire domes, columns, and arches have a translucent ghost-like appearance, referencing classical architectural with Tresoldi’s modern aesthetic.
After the event, sections of the piece are scheduled to be re-installed separately in universities, parks, and museums across the UAE capital. TOP 10 art installations of 2016. Dec 15, 2016 TOP 10 art installations of 2016 see designboom’s TOP 10 stories archive: from a 100,000 square meter golden pier that wrapped a floating dock on an italian lake, to the monumental structures built for burning man in nevada’s black rock desert, 2016 saw a number of large scale installations completed around the globe. each of the projects — whether they be temporary, public, permanently fixed, interactive, or informative in nature — engages audiences with a memorable experience. continuing our annual review of the year’s BIG stories, we take a look at the TOP 10 art installations that caught our eye in 2016. photo by wolfgang volz © christo read more about this installation on designboom here.
When Accidental Art Is Better Than Your Actual Art (12+ Pics) Minimalist Single Line Tattoos By Iranian-German Artist (15+ Pics) Starry Night LEGO Mosaic. In the Spring of 2001, I created a large mosaic of one of my favorite paintings, Van Gogh's Starry Night.
The mosaic is made completely out of LEGO bricks and measures 45" (144 studs) wide by 36" (116 studs) tall. It took several months and approximately ten thousand bricks to complete. This is what the mosaic looked like immediately before I hung it up on my wall. Most of the mosaic is on six 15" square base plates, with three smaller 6" × 15" plates along the bottom. You can see several of my Blue Tubs as well, filled with sorted bricks waiting for my next project; whatever that may be. I started this project with only four Blue Tubs, each of which comes with 1,200 pieces, and quickly needed to buy four more. These are the first two 15" × 15" panels hung up on the wall. Three panels -- the entire top row of the mosaic -- are now hung and the whole thing hasn't come crashing down yet. Here's the completed image, together for the first time.
Incredible Living Painting With Realistic Body Paint. Usually, we admire that the artists can create characters vividly, while this time, we will introduce a different artist who turns living, breathing people into characters in oil painting.
That is Alexa Meade. Alexa Meade is a 23-year-old artist based in Washington, DC area. She spent four summers interning on Capitol Hill and in 2008 was a press staffer on the Obama Campaign. She graduated in 2009 from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She never attended art school nor has she ever taken advanced painting courses. Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park. Using a process that could be the new definition of meticulous, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer after layer of wire mesh.
Each work begins with a photograph which is superimposed over layers of wire with a projector, then using a subtractive technique Park slowly snips away areas of mesh. Each piece is several inches thick as each plane that forms the final image is spaced a few finger widths apart, giving the portraits a certain depth and dimensionality that’s hard to convey in a photograph, but this video on YouTube shows it pretty well. Park just exhibited this month at Blank Space Gallery in New York as part of his latest series Maya (meaning “illusion” in Sanskrit). You can see much more at West Collects. Bubble wrap typography by lo siento. Sep 04, 2012 bubble wrap typography by lo siento ‘+81 magazine’ cover design by lo siento spanish graphic design studio lo siento conceived the cover for japan’s +81 magazine, where the artist injects bubble wrap blisters with colored water to spell out the issue’s subject ‘next creativity’. the work is amongst a diverse range of typographical explorations – moving beyond the traditional realm of 2D to design for various identities and projects. ‘4D type’ is one concept that sees the idea of lettering to become viewable from all angles, or ‘empo’, which is an alphabet created as part of an identity for an osteopathy office informed by the human body. the artist injects colored water into the blisters to spell out ‘next creativity’ – the subject for that months issue promotional example of the concept.
Handmade Original Papercuts by Dmytro and Iuliia by DreamPapercut. Dmytro and Iuliia.