Posts tagged sculpture

Kendal Murray: Plant Sculptures

Julian Opie Caterina dancing naked 03. , 2009

Julian Opie 
Caterina dancing naked 03. , 2009

Mateo López - Helecho, 2011
cut paper, plastic bag, air
dim. var.

Mateo López - Helecho, 2011

cut paper, plastic bag, air

dim. var.

Jeff koons, metallic venus @ whitney museum, new york city, usa, www.whitney.org

Jeff koons, metallic venus @ whitney museum, new york city, usa, www.whitney.org

Norman Mooney

Charles Ray

Selected Works, 1981 - 85

Netherland-based artist ©Peter Gentenaar Paper sculptures at Abbey of Saint-Riquier, Picardie, Somme, Northern France (2012)

100 ethereal, large-scale sculptures of organic shapes float in mid-air throughout the church’s grand halls. 

  • A paper sheet is thin and strong and, reinforced with very thin ribs of bamboo, can be compared to a leaf. By beating pulp a long time, an extraordinary play of forces occurs during the drying process of my paper sculpture. The paper shrinks considerably, up to 40%, and the force of this puts the non-shrinking bamboo framework under stress, just as a leaf when it drys.

    My sculptures start as totally 2-dimensional, colored sheets of pulp laying on my vacuumtable. The forms in my work are caused by pulp drying and shrinking in unison. The simplicity of the material, which is the carrier, the color, the texture and the form, in one, makes working with it wonderful and direct.

via | vmagazine

Renowned Chinese artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei has just launched his largest solo exhibition to date, called Evidence, in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau. The show is expansive, sprawling across 3,000 square meters and 18 rooms. The centerpiece of the exhibit is an installation called Stools, which features a staggering number of 6,000 wooden stools arranged in the atrium.

Evidence will be on display from April 3 to July 7.