April 13, 2018

Interview: Artist Unveils Architectural Wire Mesh Sculptures at Coachella

Dubbing himself an “artist of Absent Matter,” Italian sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi continues to grow and develop his technique. Through the use of wire mesh, he's able to mold incredible installations that have found homes around the world, from Abu Dhabi to Paris. Now, he takes his majestic architectural installations to the 2018 Coachella Festival, where his enormous installation is placed against the background of California's Colorado Desert.

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April 12, 2018

Artist Uses 120 Marker Pens to Create Swirling Landscape Drawings Inside a Dome

Brazilian-born visual artist Oscar Oiwa is globally recognized for creating fully immersive installation art made from 360-degree drawings. For his latest piece, titled Oscar Oiwa in Paradise – Drawing the Ephemeral, the artist used 120 black marker pens to adorn an entire inflatable dome with illustrations of imaginative pathways, mythical forests, and swirling skies. Created exclusively for JAPAN HOUSE São Paulo, the installation took two weeks to complete with the help of five assistants.

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April 9, 2018

Busy City Street in Santiago Is Turned Into a Colorful Pedestrian Promenade

The city of Santiago, Chile has recently turned one of its most busiest streets into colorful urban art with a project titled Paseo Bandera. Opened on December 21, 2017 and designed by Chilean visual artist Dasic Fernández, the entire 35,500-square-foot floor mural sprawls across almost four blocks and three sections. Located next to the city’s government palace and main square, Bandera Street had been closed to traffic while the Santiago Metro was under construction.

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April 8, 2018

Exploring the Fantastic History of Gargoyles in Gothic Architecture

Fantastic and frightening, gargoyles have become one of the most distinctive features of Gothic architecture. Likely erected as a defense against demons, the stone statues are rooted in religion and steeped in superstition. While these looming figures can be found on the façades of most Medieval cathedrals, many of the protectors perched atop these buildings are not gargoyles at all—they're grotesques.

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