Richard Long

 photo richardlong_1_zpsac7bf1b5.jpg  photo v0_master1_zps2d882f41.jpg  photo AN6063532Caption-Artist-Ric_zpsec4320fe.jpg Richard Long CBE (born 2 June 1945) is an English sculptor, photographer and painter, one of the best known British land artists. Long is the only artist to be shortlisted for the Turner Prize four times, and he is reputed to have refused the prize in 1984. He was nominated in 1984, 1987, 1988 and he then won the award in 1989 for White Water Line. He currently lives and works in Bristol.  photo tumblr_n9os9cgIfp1tecf55o1_1280_zps46ae409c.jpg  photo v0_master_zps18fcead1.jpg

Dear Jingumae Builidng

 photo 54124b33c07a80a040000066_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_006_zps0cd5b3b6.jpg  photo 54124b4fc07a80a040000068_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_011_zps05fffe59.jpg  photo 54124b2cc07a80931f00007d_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_004_zpsb23b02ff.jpg  photo 54124bd3c07a80a04000006d_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_044_zps02709af3.jpg From the architect (amano design office): This is a conversion project that totally renovated a 25-year old office building, located on a back street of Omotesando in Tokyo, in order to facilitate commercial functions.
The client requested a design that would have a façade expression differentiated from the surrounding buildings, and that would be a part of future tenants’ branding.
We aimed at a design with a soft expression that would be favorably accepted by passersby, while standing out from the surrounding buildings that tended to have physically hard expressions. (Continue..)  photo 54124c16c07a806c23000070_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_portada_zps819baa39.jpg  photo 54124b4fc07a80931f00007e_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_009_zpsc927867a.jpg  photo 54124b14c07a806c23000064_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_003_zps6b15ba35.jpg

Alma Otter Tape Dispenser

 photo aeec134b1adc8873f16a74026146d04a_zps143bed00.jpg  photo Untitled-3_zpsab0703c7.jpg 'Your colleagues often stop to swoon over your oh-so adorable otter-shaped tape dispenser by Streamline! Lying back as if its floating in the ocean, this brown ceramic sea otter holds the adhesive roll between its clawed paws while the metal tape-cutter sits at the end of its long muscular tail.' Link here.  photo Untitled-1_zpsbd5d1c66.jpg

Malmö Festival installation by Snask

 photo malmofestivalen-2014_photoshoot_skylift_11_zps4b4a320b.jpg  photo malmofestivalen-2014_photoshoot_skylift_13_zps9de14773.jpg  photo malmofestivalen-2014_photoshoot_skylift_04_zps80643cf9.jpg " We wanted Malmöfestivalen to be able to celebrate in style. Therefore we created the largest physical graphic identity the world has ever seen, a gigantic physical art installation measuring 13×8 meters, enabling the visitors to interact, climb and jump on it. To produce the identity we used 10 000 nails, 175 litres of paint, 280 plywood sheets, 14 people during 900 hours, and we rented a skylift to photograph it 30 meters up in the air." - Snask  photo malmofestivalen-2014_photoshoot_skylift_07_zpsed6de7ab.jpg  photo malmofestivalen-2014_photoshoot_skylift_12_zps621646b7.jpg  photo malmofestivalen-2014_buildup-in-the-city_02_zpsd216a834.jpg

François Daireaux

 photo Carpetweb1bis-53da1_zpsb1176790.jpg  photo P7162109-271eb_zps469c6bc6.jpg  photo DSC_0240-5c9a5_zps61178d46.jpg François Daireaux has been developing art installations for over twenty years that incorporate different mediums: sculpture, photography, video, brought back from his many travels around the world. Far from the exotic or anecdotal, as a meticulous observer, he focuses on gestures, objects and the passage of time, revealing to us unsuspected layers of reality.  photo img120-2-8a0e8_zpsf406cfd9.jpg  photo DSC_0241-9d16d_zpsb8a9b412.jpg  photo Workshop-21a90_zps34ca27e7.jpg

Olafur Eliasson

 photo IMG_MDA115571_1600px_zpsb6e79482.jpg  photo IMG_MDA115565_1600px_zps1a4c6a63.jpg  photo e84983ae08_zps50a579b4.jpg Olafur Eliasson’s art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. Eliasson strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world. Eliasson’s diverse works – in sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installations – have been exhibited widely throughout the world. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects and interventions in civic space.  photo Olafur-Eliasson-Riverbed-2014-via-Lousisiana-Museum-of-Modern-Art-1_zps2ae6997f.jpg  photo IMG_MDA115567_1600px_zpsa325e806.jpg

Manon Weiser

 photo 24_img1249_zps224a3452.jpg  photo 24_img1032_zpsfa415c71.jpg  photo 24_img1811_zps107f1ec1.jpg " I never remember my dreams. In the morning, images come to my head, like visuals "flashes". From there, an obsession is born: photographically staging these flashes. I've deduced that these images are excerpts from my dreams. My work is mainly based on the intimacy and emotions. I stage the body and the relationship we can have with it." - Manon Weiser  photo 24_img1389_zps8aaca7aa.jpg  photo 24_img1133_zps300e4af5.jpg

BIG Maze

 photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o1_500_zpsbd5b8353.jpg  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o3_500_zps00cd9953.jpg  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o4_500_zps5d731af6.jpg Check out this 60-foot life-size indoor maze by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.c. Link here.  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o2_500_zps755d4491.jpg  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o5_500_zps60f5e1fe.jpg

Cesar Biojo

 photo 283693_335036159913328_1446695805_n_zpsd48f4774.jpg  photo 202463_335955166488094_1865379164_o_zpsa91dfc6b.jpg  photo 397333_355901721160105_1355637063_n_zps0addb7e1.jpg Cesar Biojo (1981, Cali/Colombia) holds degrees in Fine Arts and Art History from Florida State University and currently works on a Ph.D. in Art Research from the University of Barcelona. His works are oil portraits created from pictorial resources that are destroyed inmedialty leaving an evidence behind. This way the concept of time is introduced, connotating concepts inherent in the human being such as creation and destruction, the perishable and ephemeral. His work recovers in some cases post-impressionist styles, resulting in a personal language that makes his art project one of the most interesting in the contemporary scene. Taking as starting point the quote of Jean Paul Sartre, "The gaze of the other makes us aware of ourselves", his work becomes an introspective study of human beings, their conflicts, their nature and existence. His work has taken part in a number of national and international exhibitions. He lives and works in Barcelona/Spain.  photo 376768_335955323154745_1170903695_n_zpscc60ea27.jpg  photo 229884_317218878361723_836269979_n_zps151cea29.jpg

Encarnado by Lucy Pereira

 photo 782e6e8021bf07b5bc7a5fe69c8a17fb_zps38bb33e4.jpg  photo tumblr_nc08chV7Pr1sfocoko1_1280_zps554583d3.jpg  photo tumblr_nc08chV7Pr1sfocoko8_1280_zpsadaf9cbf.jpg " My creative practice draws on my desire to think about fragility, to reflect about an eager to learn and understand the human body, to comprehend limits, straights, weaknesses, and contents. The body of work exists in the territory of sculpture, installation and drawings. All the installations expect to lead us into reflections about materially, corporeality and impermanence. The plasticity of the materials chosen reflects the desire to create delicate, intricate, organics and fragile natures, it is used as a metaphor to speak about weakness, fractures, instability and ruins, resembling characteristics that one find in the human body. The drawings, extremely intricate and detailed, are studies for further installations. Common to all the works the saturation illustrate overloaded surfaces resulting in a negotiation between the work and the viewer due to the visual complexities. I´m interested in the ambiguity between the beautiful and the grotesque, the ephemeral and permanent. There is a sense of nostalgia as well an acceptance that an art work can have a time life as our selves." - Lucy Pereira  photo e744851974978592a895ed31b0638411_zpsa8c21c66.jpg  photo tumblr_nc08chV7Pr1sfocoko4_1280_zps29552aa2.jpg