Art

November 24, 2022

Enigmatic Faces Emerge From Vibrantly Colored Wooden “Pixels”

Texas-based artist Gil Bruvel captures feelings of tranquility in his ongoing series of sculptures. Using colorful blocks of wood, he constructs large-scale portraits of calm expressions. As a result of this innovative technique, these faces possess a mesmerizing textural quality to them that mimics a pixelated aesthetic. Originally from Australia and the South of France, Bruvel has been practicing vipassanā meditation for over 40 years.

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November 23, 2022

Real Dried Flowers Dangle From Ceilings in Immersive Botanical Installations

British artist Rebecca Louise Law creates immersive installations using real dried flowers. Dangling from the ceiling like a natural curtain, the flora invites the viewer to interact with the space in a new way. As they move through the strands of delicate petals and pods, there is the opportunity to look at and really study what has fascinated humans throughout time. One of Law’s latest exhibitions has recently opened at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

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November 18, 2022

Two Artists Turn One Tree Into a Different Installation Every Season

A single tree offers a unique way to chronicle the changes that happen over the course of a year. Showcasing this passage-of-time concept is the collaborative work titled One Tree Four Seasons by Swedish architect and artist Ulf Mejergren and Finnish artist Antti Laitinen. As the name suggests, they are creating four different artworks that revolve around one tree and using materials found in nature to do so.

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November 14, 2022

Wooden Sculptures of People and Animals Look Like Pixelated Glitches in Real Life

Taiwanese artist Han Hsu-Tung brings wood into the digital age with his unique sculptures. He carves realistic representations of human figures and animals that are nearly lifelike, if not for the blips of pixels that “interrupt” the image. As a result, these modern touches make it look as though the three-dimensional forms are merely paused in their motions, and that they could continue to load at any moment.

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