Wrapped interiors by Penique Productions
Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.
The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself.
The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color.
Penique productions appropriates the original site that loses its routine to become part of the work getting a new identity. The balloon acts as a border and frames a new space. The container is also the content blurring the idea of the art object.
Penique productions offers an experience to the viewer. Therefore, through this clear, direct and simple perceptual message, Penique aims to reach all kinds of people without setting a closing speech.
Wooden Cityscapes Sculpted with a Bandsaw by James McNabb
just emailed me with the layout for the interview and it looks fantastic. it should come out pretty soon.
we talk about transgender issues, pansexuality, being bullied, family,sex… also Love their selection of works and it feel it’s a nice retrospective =)
Working from her Brooklyn, NY studio, artist Zaria Forman creates pastel landscapes inspired by the beauty and vastness of the sky and the sea. Hers is an art created for facilitating a deeper understanding of a world in crisis. She is fascinated by the constantly-changing nature of water and inspired by the challenges of her medium.
Read our exclusive interview with Zaria Forman on Hi-Fructose.
Gas Gaint by Jacob Hashimoto currently on exhibit at the MOCA Pacific Design Center.
The current art market in the Bay Area is precarious. Two of the City’s three major art fairs disappeared last spring, galleries are getting evicted and artists are leaving due to unimpressive sales and rising rents. Curators from San Francisco and Oakland alike are racking their brains about how to appeal to the growing class of Twitterati. There is a disconnect between the Bay Area’s influx of wealth and its art. Tucked away in suburban San Mateo, just south of SF, Art Silicon Valley was envisioned as a fair that would entice the tech elite. With Maserati as a sponsor and only high-end galleries allowed, this was the glitzy answer to DIY endeavors that have been popping up recently (like Art Beats,covered here).
Regardless of one’s stance on the Bay Area’s rapid gentrification, it’s clear that a new approach is needed to keep the arts viable. The selection of galleries at Art Silicon Valley was refreshing. The event was put together by Art Miami, the organization behind several annual Basel Week fairs in December, and felt truly cosmopolitan. Art Silicon Valley was like a playground. There was a heavy emphasis on unusual materials, surprising effects and optical illusions. Read more on Hi-Fructose.
Beautiful Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park by Tom Fruin
Artist Tom Fruin is back with a new creation, a beautiful stained glass house installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The colorful glass house is inhabited by two performers, who portray everyday dilemmas and lifestyle paradoxes in a subtle manner. They have lost the ability to meaningfully discriminate, and are trapped in a long chain of procrastination, mirroring our current social patterns.
Via: My Modern Met