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Photographs by Lisa-Marie Vlietstra and Alice Trimouille

Milena Naef juxtaposes the manufactured shapes of marble slabs with the organic forms of the human figure in her performative sculptural works. In her series ‘Fleeting Parts,’ the artist removes portions of Cristallina marble to create openings that are perfectly shaped to allow arms, legs, and torsos to emerge.

Naef, who lives and works in Amsterdam, describes her work in a statement: “Once tangible, the interaction with the concrete material allows for a space to ‘open’ in which a given context can be changed. The body itself with its physical presence and its absence becomes a vital aspect of the work. When do structures inhibit or liberate us and our physical form? What is the consequence of the fact that our bodies are always ‘filling space’?”

The artist’s solo show is on view through August 20, 2018, at Studio Oliver Gustav in Copenhagen, and she will also be exhibiting work at the Garage Rotterdam museum from August 31 to October 28, 2018. You can see more of her work on Instagram. (via I Need A Guide)

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/06/milena-naef-marble-sculptures/

MrKiff · Jun 14 · Tags: thisiscolossal.com

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MrKiff · Jun 14 · Tags: artnews international

The artist currently has an expansive show on view at the Kunstmuseum Basel. Read More

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MrKiff · Jun 14 · Tags: artnews international

The prize awards £100,000 to a UK organization working with mid-career female artists. Read More

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MrKiff · Jun 14 · Tags: artnews international

Among the highlights are wildly bucking sculptures by Nina Beier and a mysterious Mark Manders installation. Read More

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MrKiff · Jun 14 · Tags: artnews international

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MrKiff · Jun 14 · Tags: artnews international

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MrKiff · Jun 13 · Tags: artnews international

Billowing clouds of smoke burst upon rugged mountainous terrains, deserted architecture, and blossoming fields. These vibrant, ethereal sceneries are captured by French photographers Isabelle Chapuis and Alexis Pichot and are part of their Blossom project. The duo’s smokey clouds emerge from beautiful landscapes and desolate buildings alike, transforming both natural and abandoned scenes into enchanted spaces of sorcery and wonder.

Chapuis and Pichot’s collaborative project is a celebration of the beauty of natural forms, of what nature grows into without humankind’s influence. Each cloud is created by adding colored pigments to smoke including pastel pinks, vivid blues, dark greens, and creamy yellows. The duo captures the resulting colorful scene scene with a Nikon D810 camera.

The project is set in various parts of the globe including the US, Morocco, Turkey, and Norway, each of which has unique natural topography. The clouds take different forms depending on the landscape. In one photo a mustard yellow cloud resembles volcanic smoke, yet in another, a cloud looks like an peach-hued spiritual form haunting an old industrial site.

With ‘Blossom’, the artists share with Colossal that they seek to illustrate a visual manifestation of humanity’s creative impulse, and to raise awareness on the interventions of mankind in territory. “If people are absent from these photographs, their imprint is suggested among these wild natural or abandoned landscapes,” states Chapuis.

To view more of Chapuis and Pinchot’s work visit their website and Instagram.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/06/isabelle-chapuis-alexis-pichot-smoke-clouds/

MrKiff · Jun 13 · Tags: thisiscolossal.com

In his 49 years on Earth, the multi-hyphenate artist and musician Rammellzee covered a staggering amount of creative ground. Circling the worlds of hip-hop, art, fashion, and language in downtown New York, the artist’s consistent presence on the peripheries of … Read More

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MrKiff · Jun 13 · Tags: artnews international

South African artist Daniel Popper, known for his massive figurative sculptures, has constructed a new artwork as part of an arts and culture festival in Tulum, Mexico. The towering installation is titled Ven a la Luz (come into the light), and is comprised of wood and rope formed into a female figure. Her torso is filled with lush green plants, which creates an archway for viewers to walk through.

Ven a La luz will be permanently installed at the resort Ahau Tulum now that the inaugural festival, Art With Me, has concluded. As Tulum’s popularity for vacationing has exploded over the last several years, development and cultural investment has dramatically increased in the area. Recently, a member of the famed Guggenheim family built an art gallery using a similar rustic, curvilinear style to Popper’s festival-friendly sculpture. You can see more of Popper’s large-scale sculptures on his website and Instagram. (via Street Art News)

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/06/towering-wooden-sculpture-by-daniel-popper/

MrKiff · Jun 13 · Tags: thisiscolossal.com
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