The Installation Art of Bernard Pras
French artist Bernard Pras creates fantastical found-object installations which are also optical illusions. Sometimes called “anamorphic”, the intended final image can only be seen through a particular device or from a particular vantage point. Otherwise, they just look like a huge pile of junk. See his completed Dali (above) and the entire installation, (below.)
Book Nook: Traveling Device
With the prospect of summer travels and voyages looming on our calendars, we thought this new art book from Device Gallery, Traveling Device would be a timely inspiration. This is Device’s third publication and it’s all about travel and the fantastical machinery we employ to get away.
DESIGN: Motoart’s Airplane Furniture
We love the art of recycling and reuse, especially when it is done with a great eye like Motoart has. These pieces can stand on their own as fine art sculpture – yet they are fully functional and user friendly, gleaming machined sweetness with a history.
Osaka-based artist Yasuaki Onishi is an installation artist, creating sculptures and site specific environments. Currently working with found materials and (in the past) LED lights to create forms and shapes. The pieces pictured here, which are titled - Reversal of Volume, is an installation created using “the negative space of stacked objects”.
Altered Space Gallery, Venice, Ca Altered Space Gallery had the most varied, eclectic and solid exhibits going on of all the galleries we visited along Abbot Kinney Blvd. It is a large space and they featured very creative jewelry, sculpture, …
Jessica creates wonderful assemblage creatures using an array of remnants from the natural world, obsolete bits of antique mechanical mechanisms, vestment trims, glass eyes and other oddball artifacts. Just found Jessica’s oh-so-cool creatures and while googling her, came across …