162 posts tagged Ephemeral Art
162 posts tagged Ephemeral Art
Spanish street artist Pejac (previously featured here) isn’t content with using details as inspiration for enhancing the urban landscape. He’s also used the windows inside his own home to create playful works of art, including a recent tribute to the 40th anniversary of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s legendary walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.
"Back in 2011, when he was living in Valencia, surrounded by surveillance cameras and without curtains to protect his privacy, Pejac started experimenting with paper and acrylic works on glass. He shared a couple of these earlier works with us, photographed by Paco Esteve. Feeling exposed and trapped inside his home, he started creating these as a way of fighting this lack of privacy. By using the view from his house as a backdrop for these miniature works, he created little urban art pieces in privacy of his living room."
Head over to Hi-Fructose for additional process photos.
Depending on where you live graffiti pieces may be a regular sight, but even if that’s so, those pieces are usually created in secret - painted in abandoned or out-of-the-way locations or at least under the cover of darkness. Unless you’re hanging around legal walls, it’s unusual to get to watch a writer execute one of their pieces. This time-lapse video, produced by paint company Ironlak, shows Melbourne-based street artist Sofles doing what he does best inside an abandoned building. It’s pretty awesome to watch the creation of a burner. He makes it look so easy while revealing just how many steps there are in creating a piece of this caliber.
[via Design Taxi]
Street artist Reed Bmore uses needle-nose pliers and lengths of galvanized wire to create lyrical and playful pieces art that he hangs around the city of Baltimore, Maryland. He designed a clip system for his wire sculptures that enables them to hang securely while still being able to move with the breeze. And if you’re wondering how he gets them up there in the first place, while Reed was actually climbing street light and traffic poles at first, these days he uses a telescoping painter’s pole instead.
Considering that his work is put up in Baltimore and made of wire, we were delighted to learn that the artist is currently working on a series of pieces based on the TV series The Wire.
Feast your eyes on this mouthwatering entirely condiment-based portrait of the inimitably awesome Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. It was painted by artist Jennifer Marshall using ketchup, mustard, hoisin sauce and bleu cheese sauce. “Commander Data, please bring the veggie tray. Number One, you’re in charge of supplying the tater tots. Commander Worf has the onion rings. Snacks raised everyone? Engage.”
[via Geek Crafts]
Spanish street artist Pejac (previously featured here), skilled at making use of the urban landscape, recently paid a visit to Paris where he cleverly transformed a long crack in a wall into a wavy, dreamlike door, ever so slightly ajar. We can’t guarantee that it’s a gateway to Narnia, but - if you can get it open - we suspect this door leads somewhere awesome.
Portuguese street artist Bordalo II (previously featured here) is back in his hometown of Lisbon where he used scrap metal, found objects, urban detritus and vibrant paint to create this awesome “Space Grasshopper" installation.
For an ongoing series entitled The Great Travelling Art Exhibition, English artist Ben Long uses his bare hands to create elaborate drawings in the grime that accumulates on the rear shutters of haulage trucks. As the trucks transport their goods across town and country, Long’s artwork is shared with the public. That is, until time or the inevitable powerwasher obscures the image.
"The ongoing project aims to bring art to the public through these moving canvases, away from restricted space of museums and art institution—his artworks focus on subjects relatable to many, such as animal portraits, human and their pets."
Visit Ben Long’s website to check out more of his artwork.
UK-based street artist JPS creates playful site-specific stencils that turn puddles into oceans, wall cracks into rushing rapids, and CCTV cameras into Johnny Five. His clever creations remind us of the whimsical work of French street artist OaKoAk (previously featured here).
Belgium-based street artist ROA (previously featured here) recently spent some time in Djerba, Tunisia where he participated in the Djerbahood project, an open-air museum project featuring the work of hundreds of artists from thirty different nationalities, all organized by Galerie Itinerrance. ROA made wonderful use of the city’s numerous domed buildings to create fantastic creatures in his signature monochromatic style.
Visit the Djerbahood website to check out many more pieces from this awesome project.
Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon uses hand-cut stencils, ceramics, paint, and crocheted webbing to create ornate, lace-patterned street art on a wide variety of urban surfaces such as abandoned buildings, parking meters, utility boxes, potholes and other unadorned spaces.
The artist refers to her art as “public jewelry,” explaining: “Jewelry makes people look pretty, my public jewelry has the same goal, make public places look better. I would like people who discover, here and there, my small applications, to smile and just simply feel better.”
Visit NeSpoon’s Behance page to check out more of her lacy urban beautification projects.