Octavi Serra uses the structures and symbolism of public spaces to question the systems we live with and find humor in their details. The Barcelona-based artist often engages with signage to subvert its original meaning, like forming a massive arrow pointing left with safety stickers that all individually indicate to exit to the right, or adding opposite directives to a signpost for routes to “hope” and “doom”. Serra also questions strictures of space, like adding “the road is lava” to a painted crosswalk, referencing the universal childhood game, or replacing parallel parking space lines with nonsensical squiggles. Continue reading »
Step into the unknown with urban photographer David de Rueda. From ghost towns to abandoned buildings, David unearths and captures some of the more eerie forgotten places of the world – some of which might be closer to you than you think. Continue reading »
What if art invades advertising spaces? Meet the Art in Ad Places project!
Launched in January 2017, this collective of artists, curators and enthusiasts wants to fight against the omnipresence of advertising, generating a real visual pollution, replacing it with creations proposed by artists from all over the world! Continue reading »
Photographing abandoned spaces has exploded in popularity in recent years. For photographer Karen Jerzyk, however, finding those spaces is only the first step. She transforms each one into what she describes as a “dark fairy tale” scene. Continue reading »
You love plants, plants love light, you love light, you’ll both love the Mygdal plantlight! Continue reading »
Instead of competing with giant graffiti tags or wall murals, Spanish artist Javier De Riba (previously) takes an entirely different approach with his spray painted street art. Utilizing carefully overlapped stencil sets, Riba creates pristine sections of tile floor patterns in the midst of cracked sidewalks or on the floors of abandoned buildings. His measured use of color, original geometric arrangements, and precise execution makes every artwork stand out, no matter how mundane the location. Continue reading »
“Bodies in urban spaces” is a temporarily intervention in diversified urban architectonical environment. The intention of “bodies in urban spaces” is to point out the urban functional structure and to uncover the restricted movement possibilities and behavior as well as rules and limitations.
By placing the bodies in selected spots the interventions provoke a thinking process and produce irritation. Passers by, residents and audience are motivated and prompted to reflect their urban surrounding and there own movement behavior and habits. “Bodies in urban spaces” invites the residents to walk their own city thus establishing a stronger relationship to their neighborhood, district and town. The interventions are temporarily without leaving any traces behind, but imprints in the eye-witnesses` memory.
“Bodies in urban spaces” is a moving trail, choreographed for a group of dancers. The performers lead the audience through selected parts of public and semi-public spaces. A chain of physical interventions set up very quickly and only existing temporarily, allows the viewer to perceive the same space or place in a new and different way – on the run. The special quality of each place at various times of the day creates unique presentations. Photos: “Bodies in Urban Spaces”, September 26, 2010. (Photos by Andrew Russeth) Continue reading »
‘Colourful spaces’ is a serie of work by Laura Niubo, graphic designer based in London. An exploration of colour and geometry as the means to evoke a parallel dimension full of energy. Mixing shapes, experimenting with colour and sensations. A new colorful space for delighting and for letting people mind and heart to imagine and feel. Continue reading »
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