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A Chromatic Installation by Felipe Pantone Turns a Public Walkway into an Architectural Kaleidoscope

 Art #color theory #installation #public art #site-specific May 6, 2022 Grace Ebert Photo by Matt Alexander. All images © Felipe Pantone, shared with permission Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone (previously) magnifies the prismatic principles that ground his Subtractive Variability series to a phenomenal scale in the newly installed “Quick Tide.” Whether working in kinetic sculpture …

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Illuminated Inflatable Sculptures Populate Whimsical Wonderlands by ENESS

 Art #inflatable #public art #sculpture March 31, 2022 Grace Ebert All photos © ENESS, shared with permission Giant striped characters, the world’s first inflatable fountain, and a mass of towering arches occupy the otherworldly installations designed by ENESS. The Melbourne-based studio creates immersive worlds of whimsical creatures and puffy, illuminated structures that spring from …

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An Annual ‘Giant Letter’ Installation Displays a Heartfelt Note from a 100-Foot-Tall Boy Named Bobby

 Art #installation #letters #public art #street art January 21, 2022 Grace Ebert 2020 in Austin. All images © Giant Letter, shared with permission Every year on December 12, a handwritten letter on oversized lined paper appears on a residential lawn in Chicago or Austin. The massive constructions, which stand between 8- and 12-feet high, …

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Marked with Pattern and Texture, Hula’s Murals Appear to Emerge from the Sea

 Art #murals #public art #sea #water December 28, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Sean Yoro, shared with permission To paint his murals, Sean Yoro, aka Hula, yields to the shifting tides of the ocean. The Los Angeles-based artist (previously) paddles out to underpasses and concrete barriers only accessible by water where he balances …

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A Spectacular Staircase by Alex Chinneck Uncoils as It Scales a 25-Meter Building in Brighton

 Art #architecture #public art #sculpture #stairs #steel December 23, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Alex Chinneck, by Marc Wilmont, shared with permission Part functional walkway and part dramatic sculpture, an outdoor staircase by Alex Chinneck unfurls into individual metallic ribbons as it climbs a brick building in Brighton. The latest work by the …

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Bars of Light Pierce a Dilapidated Sydney-Area Home in Ian Strange’s Illuminated Intervention

 Art #architecture #installation #light #public art #site-specific #street art December 3, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Ian Strange, shared with permission Tagged with graffiti and marred by a chipped facade, a stately Victorian home in a Sydney suburb is the site of a brilliant site-specific installation by artist Ian Strange. “Light Intersections II” …

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From Intricate Stencils to Vibrant Flowers, Nine New Murals Transform Blank Facades in Tbilisi

 Art #flowers #murals #public art #street art #trompe l’oeil November 29, 2021 Grace Ebert MonkeyBird. All images courtesy of Tbilisi Mural Fest, shared with permission Since Tbilisi Mural Fest began in 2019, the streets of Georgia’s capital have seen the towering, large-scale works of artists like Collin van der Sluijs (previously), Case Maclaim, and …

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A ‘Staircase to Heaven’ Installation Ascends into the Sky as a Trippy Optical Illusion

 Art #installation #public art #sculpture #site-specific #stairs #steel #video November 12, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Strijdom van der Merwe, shared with permission South African artist Strijdom van der Merwe’s deceptive “Staircase to Heaven” sculpture is designed to make you wonder. When viewed straight on, the towering optical illusion appears to ascend into …

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13 Staircases Blanketed with Prismatic Murals Evocative of Andean Textiles Run Through Lima’s Hills

 Art #murals #Peru #public art #stairs #street art October 13, 2021 Grace Ebert All images by Jeremy Flores, © Xomotak, shared with permission Artist Xomatok (previously) translates the vibrant, geometric motifs of handwoven Andean blankets, or ilicllas, into large-scale works that mark the pathways through the hilly Alisos de Amauta neighborhood in Lima, Peru. …

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Vibrant Murals by ‘Bicicleta Sem Freio’ Burst with Pop Culture and Cartoon Characters

 Art #murals #public art #street art October 4, 2021 Grace Ebert Jerusalem. All images © Bicicleta Sam Freio, shared with permission Brazilian artists Douglas de Castro and Renato Reno (previously) are the duo behind Bicicleta Sem Freio, who paint large-scale murals that surround their subjects with a chaotic mix of cartoon characters, squiggly splashes, …

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