September 20, 2021

670,000+ Flags Are Planted on the National Mall To Commemorate American Lives Lost to COVID-19

As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, one artist is using her creativity to express her sadness for all the lives that have been lost. Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg is a Washington, D.C.-based artist who actively creates work that touches on social issues. Her latest installation is one of her largest to date—over 670,000 white flags planted on the National Mall to symbolize the American lives lost to the coronavirus.

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September 17, 2021

Expressive Oil Paintings Show the Rhythmic Beauty of Visible Brushstrokes

Some artists create paintings that look like real life, whereas Daniel Bilmes creates paintings that look like another medium entirely. The Los Angeles-based artist weaves ethereal female figures into abstract environments by raking through nearly dry paint. As a result, his subjects appear to float in a mesmerizing dreamscape. Bilmes' upcoming solo exhibition Eternal Recurrence, features a mix of abstract portraits with natural motifs, as well as some full-length figurative paintings.

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September 14, 2021

Urs Fischer’s Sculptures Are Candles That Slowly Melt Away Over Time

In 2011, Swiss artist Urs Fischer set the art world on fire—literally—with his melting wax figures installation at the Venice Biennale. Now, his melting sculptures are on view once more—this time at the Bourse de Commerce. This new Parisian museum is the latest venture by the Pinault Collection, which handles the art collection of French businessman François Pinault.

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September 11, 2021

Dutch Artist Installs a Dazzling Bejeweled Carpet in Amsterdam’s Royal Palace

Dutch artist Suzan Drummen has always found herself utterly enchanted by things that glisten and sparkle. From the colored silver foil carefully removed from a chocolate egg to the smooth, gleaming outer shell of a chestnut. This fascination, nurtured since childhood, has now made its way into her artwork. Since 2002, Drummen has been creating dazzling art installations with her growing collection of shiny objects.

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