Mysterious disembodied hands sprouted from walls and sidewalks in Barcelona in “Hands”, a 2012 street art project. The hands were posed in provocative gestures — begging for change, holding nooses, menacing passersby with mimed pistols — as a commentary on the upheaval caused by the Eurozone economic crisis. The project was created by four artists: Octavi Serra, Mateu Targa, Pau García, and Daniel Lugany.
A German team of prop builders and Star Wars fans at Project X1 created a fantastic half-scale replica of Darth Vader’sTIE Advanced x1 starfighter. The replica will be unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration Europe on July 26, 2013 in Messe Essen, Germany. You can view more photos on the Project X1 website.
With travel restrictions now easing in the once-isolated country of Myanmar (aka Burma), filmmaker Jacob Schwarz shot some stunning ultra high definition video of the country during a recent visit. Be sure to watch the video in its original resolution. We previously wrote about Schwarz’s ultra HD video of ink drops splashing.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 sports car, artist Gerry Judah created a 111-foot-tall sculpture of 3 of the cars soaring into the sky. Commissioned by Porsche, the sculpture includes an early 1965 model, a limited edition 1973 RS, and a brand-new 2013 model. The sculpture was displayed at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK recently.
Entitled La Mise en Abîme, the mesmerising installation comprises two large, extremely precise and impeccably finished receptacles in which vast quantities of used oil are contained. Shaped like giant puddles, the sculptures with their shiny, and lacquer surfaces (thanks to the expressive properties of oil) reflect the surrounding, allowing the viewers to interact with the architecture of the church by being pulled into the reflection so that they, in turn, become part of the sculpture itself. The installation not only dispenses multiple visual thrills and mysteries but also offers a moment where sculpture creates another reading of space.
Working in a scale simultaneously monumental and intimate, these sculptures continue CRELIER‘s career-long exploration of the space through conceptual engagement with buildings as well as his experimentation with light and dark, form and void, inside and outside, surface and depth, abstraction and figuration, reflection and absorption.
And good news: this exhibition is currently on view the Abbey-church of Bellelay, Switzerland and is running through September 16, 2013
Washington-based artist Jeffro Uitto creates these amazing animal sculptures out of driftwood from the beaches and waterways of Washington State’s Pacific coastline. From a truly majestic rearing horse to a soaring eagle, Jeffro has a talent for finding just the right piece to make his works look gracefully realistic.
For “Vending Machine,” Switzerland-based artist Baker Wardlaw has transformed a classic ski gondola from Verbier, Switzerland into a toy vending machine. It was converted for the Vernier Mountain Climbers Exhibition, a project where these icons of Swiss culture have been “re-imagined and adapted into new, unique objects by seven of switzerland’s most recognized designers and artists.”
photo by Annik Wetter via designboom
While you discovered his piece for Memorie Urbane yesterday (covered), Sam3 also worked on this brilliant piece in Blanca, a Spanish municipality, in the Region of Murcia, located in the “Vega Alta del Segura”.
Using only black paint the Spanish artist is interested in the “naked idea”, which can be expressed simply with a silhouette.
Check back with us soon for more street art updates from Spain…
Over The Line is a group art show at Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle featuring a collection of original artwork “paying tribute
to the many incredible films of the legendary Coen brothers.” The show opened on Friday, June 7, 2013 and will run through Sunday, July 14, 2013. You can still RSVP for the event online via Facebook.
images via Ltd. Art Gallery and credited artists