Posts Tagged ‘water’

swimming pool

27Feb13

Here’s a fun project. Made for the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, here is essentially a fake swimming pool. Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich is the brains behind this piece. Two sheets of acrylic glass are placed a foot apart and filled with water atop a would-be swimming pool. On the top […]


These paintings are by Los Angeles based artist, Jeff Ramirez. They remind me of parties, more specifically – of the photos I used to take at parties. For still images in oil, they suggest a lot of conversation and laughing to be going on within the imagery. They’re a lot of fun. Look at those […]


Water has not been rendered quite as clear to me than in these paintings of Swedish artist Linnea Strid. She paints individuals (often self-portraits) submerged in water or covered with water. For such a difficult thing to paint on a technical aspect – it’s painting a transparent thing with very-solid-oils after all – she executes […]


exposure

29Sep11

This 25.5m high sculpture in Lelystad, Holland was designed by Antony Gormly. His statement for Exposure tells us that he was interested in the way a still sculpture reacts to a moving world – namely, the rising sea level as a result of global warming is expected to gradually bury the sculpture. I suspect that […]


stacked water

21Sep11

Wanted to share this local site-specific installation by Teresita Fernández at the Blanton Museum of Art here in Austin, TX. Titled Stacked Water, this work is located in the two-story Rapoport atrium, and designed to give the impression of under water. The Blanton’s site tells us: Utilizing the natural light afforded by the space’s many skylights, […]


beautiful steps

28Mar11

The following images are of installations designed by Lang & Baumann. The first, a 2009 project that was located in Warsaw, Poland, is made of aluminium soccer goals, wood, styrofoam, and sand. I like the subtlety of the unconventional placement of the soccer goals; they seem to belong on the water. I found Comfort #4 […]


cleansing

17Feb11

Here are images of paintings by Ana Teresa Fernandez, from her series Ablution. The oil paintings serve as stills from performances that involved submerging the body at various sites. found out about Fernandez here, but the images are from her website.