sculpture

Walter De Maria

Any good work of art should have at least ten meanings.
—Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria was one of the leading protagonists of the 1960s and 1970s American art scene and a key figure of the Earthworks movement.  He worked in genres such as Land art, Conceptual Art and Minimal art.  He studied music and performed as a percussionist in jazz and as a drummer for the rock group The Primitives, which later evolved into The Velvet Underground.  Perhaps best known for large-scale outdoor works that often involved simple ideas rendered in grand ways: his Earth Room in New York City, and The Lightning Field in New Mexico are two well known examples.

Walter De Maria, The New York Earth Room, 1977.  Via Dia Art Foundation ©Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria,  The New York Earth Room, 1977 Installation View. Via Surround ©Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, The New York Earth Room, 1977. Via Gagosian ©Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, The Lighting Field, 1977, Photo by John Cliett Via Gagosian ©Walter De Maria

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Walter De Maria, Lightning Field, 1977,  Photo by John Cliett ©Walter De Maria

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Walter De Maria, Beds of Spikes, 1968–1969,  Via Kunstmuseum Basel ©Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, Original spike from the first Bed of Spikes, 1968 ©Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, The 2000 Sculpture, 1992.  Via LACMA ©Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, The 2000 Sculpture, 1992, Details  ©Walter De Maria

Walter de Maria,  The Broken Kilometer, 1979 Via Dia Art Foundation  ©Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, One Mile Long Drawing, 1968, De Maria drew two parallel lines of chalk across the floor of the Mojave desert. Eeach stretched a mile.  @ Walter De Maria

Art by Telephone, 1967 - Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, Art by Telephone, 1967. @ Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, Time/Timeless/No Time by Schneckenhausmann

Walter De Maria, Time/Timeless/No Time, 2004, in situ at the Chichu Art Museum. Photo by Schneckenhausmann @ Walter De Maria

Walter De Maria, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

Walter De Maria, Truth/Beauty Series, 1993-2016, Via Gagosian

Walter De Maria, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

Walter De Maria, Truth/Beauty Series, 1993-2016, Detail Via Gagosian 

 

 

Eduardo Chillida

Eduardo Chillida  was a Basque artist known for his monumental abstract iron and steel sculptures which are to be found in public places all over the world. . Chillida’s combination of sculptural form and metaphysical significance is integrated with architectural and environmental space to produce distinct urban spaces.

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The Comb of the Wind (San Sebastian, Spain  1977)

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The Comb of the Wind (San Sebastian, Spain  1977)

Eulogy to the Horizon (Gijon, Spain 1989)

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Our Father’s House (Guernica, Spain 1988)

Eduardo Chillida Modulation of Space I

Modulation of Space I, 1963

 

Eduardo Chillida, How profound is the Air, 1996. Alabaster, 37 x 48 1/16 x 48 13/16 inches (94 x 122 x 124 cm)

How Profound Is The Air, 1996

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Enchained, 1956

Eduardo Chillida, From Within, March 1953. Iron, 38 3/4 x 11 x 15 3/4 inches (98.4 x 27.9 x 40 cm)

From Within, 1953

Eduardo Chillida, Three Irons, 1966. Steel, 22 3/4 x 38 1/4 x 42 inches (57.8 x 97.2 x 106.7 cm); 2505.1 lb. (1136.3 kg)

Three Iron, 1966

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The Irons of Tremor II, 1956

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Lurra, 1984

 

 

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Hollow

Hollow , is located in Royal Fort Gardens and represents the planet’s history and evolution through time.

This Public artwork is created by conceptual artist Katie Paterson and architects Zeller & Moye.

Spanning millions of years, Hollow is a miniature forest of all the world’s forests, telling the history of the planet through the immensity of tree specimens in microcosm. This immersive piece of architecture brings together over 10,000 unique tree species,including petrified wood from the earliest forests that emerged over 390 million years ago; a sample from the oldest tree in the world, and some from the youngest and near-extinct species.

Forming the inside in all directions, the untreated wooden pieces are organised in an organic yet precise manner specific to the origins, types and characteristics of the wood. Shifted and staggered to each other, thousands of blocks conjoin to form one immense cosmos of wood producing textures, apertures and stalactites.  Inside Hollow, light filters through apertures in the ceiling, suggesting sunlight radiating through a forest.

 


Image Courtesy of : Zeller & Moye http://zellermoye.com/

and Katie Paterson  http://katiepaterson.org/portfolio/hollow/ 

 

Sandy Skoglund

Sandy Skoglund is an American photographer and installation artist. She creates surrealist images by building elaborate sets, furnishing them with carefully selected colored furniture and other objects, a process of which takes her months to complete. Finally, she photographs the set, complete with actors. The works are characterized by an overwhelming amount of one object and either bright, contrasting colors or a monochromatic color scheme.

THE COLD WAR 1999 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

SHIMMERING MADNESS 1998 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

WALKING ON EGGSHELLS 1997 Copyright Sandy Skoglund 

 

CATS IN PARIS 1993 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

BODY LIMITS 1992 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

GATHERING PARADISE 1991 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

SQUIRRELS AT THE DRIVE-IN 1991 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

THE GREEN HOUSE 1989 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

MAYBE BABY 1983 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

REVENGE OF THE GOLDFISH 1981 Copyright Sandy Skoglund

All images copyright of the artist: http://www.sandyskoglund.com/

Sculpting Scent – ZUZA MENGHAM x LABORATORY PERFUMES

London based artist Zuza Mengham teamed up with British fragrance makers Laboratory Perfumes, created a series of unique scent-inspired sculptures. Transforming intangible aromas into solid objects, Mengham used coloured resin sculptures to represent five signature scents through form and colour.

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AMBER: Mengham envisions grassy, woody notes with green and red

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GORSE: Zesty Gorse is translated with pale yellows and pinks

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SAMPHIRE: Layers of indigo evoke oceanic Samphire

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TONKA: Slate powder creates a mottled base to represent the Tonka bean

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ATLAS: The brand new fragrance uses amber and ochre hues

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Images source: http://www.zuzamengham.com/#/lab-perfumes/

 

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Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner (American, b. 1942) is a central figure of Post-Minimalism conceptual art, a movement that emphasizes the artist’s idea as the work of art over its material and aesthetic existence as an object. Though he is perhaps best-known for typographic wall installations, which he has produced since the 1970s, Weiner’s oeuvre encompasses many media, including sculpture, performance art and video art.

Cycle of Ten Wall Text Works by Lawrence Weiner, 1988 © Lawrence Weiner

1988 © Lawrence Weiner

Shot To Hell, 1996 © Lawrence Weiner

Without A Structure 2009 at Micheline Szwajcer © Lawrence Weiner

 

 

Poised Between Dissolution & Resolution At the Present Time,2007 © Lawrence Weiner

Lo and Behold: Pearls and Pigs, 2006 © Lawrence Weiner

In Direct Line With Another & The Next, 2000. © Lawrence Weiner

STASIS AS TO VECTOR ALL IN DUE CORSE, 2012 © Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner’s exhibition named “With a Realm of Distance” is now showing at Blenhaim Palace until 20th December 2015.

 

 

Jakub Geltner – NEST

Czech artist Jakub Geltner‘s “Nest” project is a series of sculptures feature CCTV cameras and other surveillance objects installed in public spaces. The project expressing the artist’s interpretation of artificially-infested urban environments.

Nest 05, Sculpture by the sea, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015

Nest 05, Sculpture by the sea, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015

Nest 05, Sculpture by the sea, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015

Nest 04, Installation on a former elementary school, Sokolov City, 2012

Nest 04, Installation on a former elementary school, Sokolov City, 2012

Nest 03, Installation on skeleton structure of a former KV KSC, Ostrave City, 2011

Nest 03, Installation on skeleton structure of a former KV KSC, Ostrave City, 2011

Nest 03, Installation on skeleton structure of a former KV KSC, Ostrave City, 2011

Nest 02, Installtion on on Church, Libechov City, 2011

Nest 02, Installtion on on Church, Libechov City, 2011

Nest 01, Sculpture on Vltava waterfront, Prague, 2011

Nest 01, Sculpture on Vltava waterfront, Prague, 2011

Nest 01, Sculpture on Vltava waterfront, Prague, 2011

Please visit http://www.geltner.cz/ to see more work buy Jakub Geltner.

All images courtesy @ Jakub Geltner