In 1974, Jean-Pierre Raynaud opened La Maison de La Celle-Saint-Cloud in Paris, a house and art installation comprised entirely of white tiles.
Jeppe Hein is a Danish artist based in Berlin and Copenhagen. His work sits “at the junction where art, architecture, and technical inventions intersect.” It’s playful, interactive and experimental, and only when the audience is present do Hein’s sculptures truly come to life. Seriously, boxes vibrate and clatter when approached, walls of water appear and his various mirror works only do their thing when people move around them.
Everything is cool. You’re not still drunk from last night. No, you’re not losing your shit – the rooms here really do look like they are melting. You’re fine. Relax. ‘Le Cercle Fermé’ is a surreal art installation by Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil which took place at 2011 Venice Biennale.
01 | Yochai Matos Light Installations. 02 | Henrique Oliveira’s Baitogogo at Palais de Tokyo, Paris [TV]. 03 | Water Light Graffiti by Antonin Fourneau. 04 | Three Dimensional Drawings by Monika Grzymala. 05 | Neon Light Installations by Massimo Uberti. 06 | Silo 468 by Lighting Design Collective // Urban Light Art Installation for City of Helsinki. 07 | Berndnaut Smilde Makes Real Clouds [TV]. 08 | LEDscape by LIKE Architects// Lisbon, Portugal.
Italian artist Massimo Uberti is renowned for his gravity-defying sculptural light installations throughout the world. Simple forms, symmetry and pursuit of elegance characterise his work. Uberti paints, sculpts and recreates spaces by inserting elegant neon tubes that create secondary reality-altering 3D forms. The core of Uberti’s philosophy is the process of reduction. His efforts are almost always directed toward reducing his works to their essence, using nothing but bare neon tubes and other raw materials…
There’s nothing like a good dose of irony to get my attention. Make that a visually-arresting, beautiful-looking kind of irony, and I’m all ears… I mean eyes. These haunting sparkling crystal sculptures are the work of Italian artist Nicola Bolla. Mr Bolla is a medical doctor who divides his time between his two passions – art and medicine. These passions are linked in his desire to create objects of tremendous beauty that gives pleasure to the mind and senses. From sparking toilets, to cold weapons, assault rifles and human remains, innocent and pretty Swarovski crystals have never looked more sinister…