Calcutta-born, London-based artist and designer Gerry Judah has been delighting visitors to the Goodwood Festival of Speed with iconic and gravity-defying sculptures since 1997. Every year I look forward to seeing what he’s produced, and this around it’s a 26 metre high, 45 metre long, 160-tonne parabola steel arch celebrating 120 years of Mercedez Benz motorsport. The sculpture features two speedsters travelling in opposite directions. Engineering by Capita, production by Littlehampton Welding. Check out the making of video then look back at previous years centrepieces, all available to view on the site here.
The 30m high, 300 tonne steel horse structures are visible for miles around and are bound to invite more people to visit Falkirk’s new £46m Helix Park project.
Visitors will have the chance to look at them up close when they open to the public in spring 2014. I can’t wait to see these myself! It’s the sort of approachable public art that allows even the most bitter art cynic to be in awe of it’s beauty, might and technical achievement.
Stumbled over the work of Katharina Fritsch this week. Best known for her sculptures and installations that transform everyday objects or ordinary figures into something intriguing through repetition and manipulation of scale and color.
Apparently her sculptures are the result of a rather time-consuming process: a piece is usually molded by hand, then cast in plaster, reworked, and then cast again in polyester.
Find more of her work at the Matthew Marks Gallery.
Really enjoyed looking through the work of prolific Belgian painter/illustrator Oli B.
Great mixture of mediums, especially the LMBRJK Studio sculptural collaboration – always good to see illustrators breaking out of what’s expected from them.
If you’re a creative-type at all you’ve probably messed around with a macro lens at some point. But Artist Takahiro Iwasaki lives in a macro World. He makes impossibly small, super-intricate works from carved electrical tape, thread and other materials. Many of the pieces shown here were part of the Constellations show at Cornerhouse in Manchester back in 2011. According to designboom, Iwasaki now has a new collection of much larger works at the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at GOMA in Queensland, well-worth checking out but I love the playfulness of his previous adventures in miniature…
Los Angeles–based artist and designer Steven Harrington, best known for his bright & playful style, has a new website packed with new work. The site featuring full screen images of Harrington’s work was designed by Forrest and developed by Camp Quiet.
If you’re interested in Steve’s work you’ll most like enjoy this interview by our friends at Freunde von Freunden.
Critical Objects by HelloMe is a series of items that balance on the border between functional furniture and sculptural form without taking a definate position within either concept. In this self initiated project, graphic design studio HelloMe explores the curious nature of everday objects in three dimensional space.
The Objects will be on show from 22nd of November – 12th December in Berlin at by ( Marsano ) Pop-Up Store
Website launch for Helen Musselwhite, a talented illustrator specialising in paper illustrations.
— Branding and website by Raw
There are some contemporaries whose work you can always rely on to be inspirational, Karim Charlebois-Zariffa comes into that category. He has recently added new projects to his portfolio and as expected the rich aesthetic and mixture of formats makes for a potent visual cocktail. If you aren’t familiar with his work, check it out.
I love this installation Christopher Bettig created for the J Crew shop at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. The shapes and textures are amazing…wish I could do something similar in my own home. Click here for a video Christopher made about the installation.
Amazing papercraft from Lobulo Design of Barcelona/London. Also, fun to see behind the scenes process insights from many of the projects. Check it out.
Intensely captivating sculptures from Guy Laramee entitled The Great Wall are created from single or multiple books and encyclopedias. Practicing as both a landscape painter and sculpture both of which feed into The Great Wall help Guy to create intricate detail that is astounding.
HeyHeyHey’s latest project Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine (or just Melvin the Machine) is best described as a Rube Goldberg machine with a twist. It’s an extraordinary example of what Rube Goldbergs do best – performing a simple task as inefficiently as possible.
More images on Flickr.