May 6, 2019

Giant Suspended “Chandelier” Collects Rainwater in an Italian Forest

Inspired by ever-changing biological forms and natural ecosystems, artist John Grade sculpts large-scale installations that explore the impermanence of nature. For his latest piece, titled Reservoir, Grade visualizes the patterns of forest rainfall with a huge net structure suspended amongst the trees. The dazzling, chandelier-like piece is featured in the Arte Sella Sculpture Park in Borgo Valsugana, Italy. It comprises 5,000 heat-formed, clear plastic compartments that each collect the rainwater as it falls.

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April 10, 2019

Sculptor “Unzips” a Building in Milan for Mind-Bending Art Installation

British sculptor Alex Chinneck has brought his mind-bending illusions to Italy with an incredible installation in Milan. Concurrently with Milan Design Week, Chinneck has literally unzipped the facade of a building in the city in what he calls the most ambitious work he’s ever made. In addition to the incredible exterior, the building’s interior is also filled with several installations that carry through the zipper theme, making for a cohesive and immersive experience.

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April 2, 2019

Street Artist Transforms Abandoned Factory into a “Mausoleum of Giants”

British artist Phlegm brings his signature characters to life in an epic solo show staged in his adopted hometown of Sheffield. Known for his elongated, fantastical figures that look like a modern bestiary drawn in black and white, Phlegm has easily translated his painted murals into three-dimensional sculptures with Mausoleum of Giants. As the street artist turns more and more to installation art, the show is an incredible look at his artistic growth.

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March 25, 2019

Artist Livestreams Images of Earth from Space in Mesmerizing Public Art Installation

Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz is known for his captivating public art installations, but his latest piece—titled blu Marble—is quite literally out of this world. The experimental project involves a monumental 20-foot LED structure depicting a live stream of Earth from space. Installed in the middle of New York City, the illuminated spherical sculpture invites the public to contemplate human existence. “Blu Marble is a reminder of our miraculously fragile existence,” explains Sebastian Errazuriz.

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