June 7th, 2013 – A reputation is on the rise for street artist Oli-B, as his colorful and shapely murals are brightening the grey walls of Brussels. Although he’s an amazing muralist, Oli-B (short for Oliver Binamé), won’t limit his artistry to a wall or a canvas surface, the painter beautifies stickers, clothing, scarves, and now skateboard decks. Four hand-painted boards are each composed of Oli-B’s vibrant figurines that collage into an abstract totem pole on the underside of the wood deck. These decks will more than likely be used for wall decor as opposed to shredding the rails, but for the skater/art enthusiasts, Oli-B’s boards are surely an object of affection.
May 30th, 2013 – A brief yet powerful collaboration, aptly titled – Fresh Paint, has brought three artist together to create four unique pieces of art. Jon Kleinhample, Founder of Brussels-based design firm LMBRJK, has a knack for creating intriguing objects using digital methods of fabrication. The objects of subject are LMBRJK’s Trilip Series Vases, a handmade collection of voluptuous vases constructed from layers of plywood. Kleinhample’s Trilip vases became the canvas for fellow collaborating artists Oli-B and LastYardz to paint on.
The TRILIP SERIES is an investigation and catalog of organic beauty. Each vessel is distilled from the formal logic of a tulip and an index of functional constraints, such as height, width, performative cavities, perforations, historical vase typologies, etc. The vases are a result of digital wood, A term Kleinhample has coined meaning a re-assembly of sheet lumber into functional objects.
The Fresh Paint exhibition called for both Oli-B and LastYardz to each paint two Trilip vases, one vase over the course of two weeks, and another vase was painted live at the exhibition’s final event. Oli-B is a street artist and painter from Brussels who uses uses vibrant shades of acrylic, spray paint as well as screen printing techniques to create abstract and curvacious characters.
Also a street artist and painter, LastYardz, paints tantalizing yet slightly ailing scenes filled of societal decay with an urban twist. His work, tantalizing yet intriguing, exuding a delightful bit of anarchist spirit.
To create the Trilip vases hundreds of veneer layers form together, cut from hardwood and softwood species harvested from Slovenian forests. The layers are tooled using a CAD-based, 80-watt laser cutter, and then assembled by hand in the studio.
The exhibition resulted in four unique vases, each illustrates a medley of the collaborating artist’s styles. Oli-B painted a collage of colorful curvy shapes overlapping one another, exposing portions of the raw wood below.
LastYardz coated the top portion of one Trilip in black, and the other in white, with etchings branded into the unpainted areas. At the final event, the design enthusiasts of Brussels packed into a shop to witness the artists painting the vases live, at the end of the evening, the collaborators gave away two of the four painted vases in a raffle. Lucky.
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How eight impossibly thoughtful designs are conceptualized from the most improbable everyday materials.
There was a time in all of our lives when we envisioned a rocket ship from a discarded cardboard box, light sabers from the prosaic paper towel roll, and an infra-red Mission Impossible-esque laser security system out of our standard, yawn-worthy electrical tape. Well, at some point along the way, we lost that childlike wonder and imaginative spark. Not these folks. They’re the MacGyvers of the design world. Give them a rubber band, three paperclips and stick of gum and they’ll build you a geodesic dome (Okay, okay, maybe we took that a little too far – but you get the idea). It takes a truly brilliant brain to create sheer design genius from uninspired everyday objects that the rest of the masses discard – we’re talking pencils, tape, cardboard, fabric, and chain link fence.
Enter …. designer Aakash Nihalani, artists Soo Sunny Park, Philip Karlberg, Janet Echelman, Jacob Hashimoto, Nils Völker, François Dumas, and the creatives from M4 Architects. These cardboard crusaders and rope renegades are pushing the limits with disruptive design, shifting our perception of traditional design by utilizing mundane materials in new, innovative ways. Ten bucks says they’ll have you thinking twice the next time you take out your recycling. Could that empty gallon milk jug be an impromptu watering jug? There’s only one way to find out…
Aakash Nihalani – The Taped Crusader
Featuring bold, fluorescent streaks of tape, Aakash’s geometric installations exist on a completely different plane, offering optical illusions that are divinely incandescent.
Philip Karlberg – The Pencil Pundit
A study in smart design, Karlberg’s pencil pin art effectively captures the likeness of iconic figures in a simplistically loose and beautifully abstract manner.
M4 Architects – The Fabric Shifters
For a Moroccan Tagine restaurant in Seoul, Korean design office M4 created a graphic black and white space with a dreamy, cloud-like ceiling. The curvacious white fabric is dotted with lights, and diffusers that cause the clouds to shift and move.
Nils Völker – The Rubbish Beautician
German artist Nils Völker has transformed a bunch of black plastic garbage bags into captivating wall art in his newest installation, Eighty-Eight.
Janet Echelman – From Mesh Fabric To Wind Choreographer
Janet Echelman’s floating sculpture She Changes in Porto, Portugal dances in the air because of its lightweight materials of string and mesh fabric.
François Dumas – Broom Re-purposer
Jacob Hashimoto - The Paper Prep
For the American artist’s first solo show in the UK, he hand-made hundreds of small kite elements from paper, which he then adhered to bamboo frames. In the exhibit space, the kites hang from thin dowels and rest at various levels to create an uneven, fragmented landscape.
Soo Sunny Park – The Chain Link Scuplter
Suspended from the walls and ceiling are thirty-seven individually sculpted units are arranged to appear as twisting mesh of crystals at Park’s ‘unwoven light’ installation that animates the Rice Gallery.
May 23rd, 2013 - Vivid Sydney, an annual 18-day festival of light, music, and ideas, will once again transform Sydney’s skies, waters, and landmarks into a spectacular canvas of light. Kicking off the festival is Australia’s own creative innovators The Spinifex Group who have taken over the Sydney Opera House sails with a newly commissioned artwork, “PLAY”, transporting audiences through a playfully projected journey that will celebrate Vivid Sydney’s light, music and ideas in an immersive new way.
In the ultimate art meets architecture encounter, The Spinifex Group is outfitting the Opera House sails with a new visual adventure featuring dramatic animations and iconic, thought-provoking imagery. As part of the Opera house’s annual makeover, the ground-breaking technical executions on the sails will combine light projection, architectural mapping and tightly-choreographed motion graphics as the sixty-strong Sydney agency takes on their hometown to perform on one of the nation’s most culturally significant landmarks.
Also part of this years festival will be a glowing makeover of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Using the latest interactive lighting technology, you’ll be able to select a section of the bridge to light up, choose your own color and watch in awe as your illuminated creation brings to life the beautiful grey arch and spans of this iconic piece of Australian architecture. It’s a rare treat to play with something you drive, walk or cycle over on a regular basis!
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCAA) is a major harbourside venue in Vivid Sydney. Not only do stunning 3D mapped illuminations light up the façade of the building in a creative splurge of colour and movement but, inside, the museum is home to the ever-expanding Vivid Ideas Exchange as well as a series of major new exhibitions. 3D-mapped projections are the result of a unique collaboration between a world-class content creator and a world-class creative communications company. The sublime work of Australian artist, Gemma Smith, represented in the MCAA’s collection, is also brought to life by Sydney’s Spinifex Group.
March 21st, 2013 – About a decade ago, somebody hit the fast forward button on the world and forgot to press play again. Our constant state of overdrive has borderline turned old world artistry into an endangered medium, leaving generations of arts and crafts lost. Adding a positive to that depressing intro, Jameson Irish Whiskey is one spirit maker who has placed a high value on their traditions since 1780. To parallel Jameson’s true-to-your-roots philosophy, the master blenders commissioned acclaimed glass engraver Dave Smith to dream up their limited edition 2013 St. Patrick’s Day bottle.
Keen to celebrate the pairing of their traditional Irish whiskey with Smith’s old world technique, Jameson invited KNSTRCT to hop on over to Dublin for a weekend of St. Patrick’s Day festivities, a tour of their original distillery, and to experience Smith’s work first hand. While there, the chilly weather made warming up in Dublin’s beloved Stag’s Head pub quite comforting, posing a perfect spot to watch Smith’s gold leafing demonstration. The artist was easily able to silence the room of spectators with his humble and collective demeanor, a manner well suited with his craft of choice.
The design of Jameson’s bottle was inspired by the intricate glass etching and ornate gilding synonymous with the décor of great Dublin pubs where Jameson has been enjoyed for generations. Smith began his process at the drawing board where he enjoys the freedom of using a pencil, this start ensures that the final product will avoid the appearance of coming from a production line. Pencil sketches soon manifest into an emerald etched bottle that consists of festive gold trumpets, green streamers, tiny little whiskey makers carrying barrels on their backs, and of course the classic Jameson lettering.
To achieve the desired black bar mirror look, which is frequently used in traditional pubs in Ireland, Smith explained that he used a reverse glass technique. This is a technique where gold and silver are hand painted onto the back of the glass. “Gold leaf is light, delicate, and very fragile. If you touch it, it will tear,” his connection with this material is undeniable, “nothing conveys as much impacts as gold leaf itself, especially applied in reverse. It has that dignity and richness, providing something that no other material can.”
Because of its fragile consistency, applying the gold is a very tedious process. This led Smith to design and develop a new handmade tool to lay the gold onto the glass, making it easier to apply. With a few tests, the artist noticed that with this new tool, even kids as young as five are able to apply the gold leaf. The joyous discovery opened up new doors for continuing the trade, as Smith is now able better to teach his three young daughters Hannah, Lauren, and Millie the old craft in his quest to pass on a dying art.
With Jameson’s Irish hospitality, you’re always in for a good time – but I didn’t know how good. The weekend itinerary included exotic cocktails at the Vintage Cocktail Club, A whiskey and cheese tasting at L Mulligan Grocer, checking out the Bombay Bicycle Club at the Jameson St. Patrick’s Day Live concert, and a proper whiskey tasting with Jameson’s 17-year distiller and chemist, Liam Donegan. Not on the weekend itinerary was a few awkward attempts at river dancing, learning how to strategically maneuver in and out of the smallest bar in Dublin, discovering that “mushy peas” is not guacamole, losing a passport, and thankfully, avoiding a naked sleepwalker – but we’ll leave those stories for a travel feature on St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin coming next week – hook. line. sinker.
March 19th, 2013 – At the moment, technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting are sort of a delicacy. Experimenting with these tools requires designers to get past the steep equipment and software prices, but these hurdles didn’t stop the Savannah-based crew from Magnetic Kitchen. Designers Wes Batts, Dan Dittmar, and Kayla Colaizzi, co-founders of Magnetic Kitchen, started tinkering around with laser engraving as an artistic medium while they were studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The trio quickly became frustrated with the limited time they were allowed to use the tool at school, so they banded together and started a Kickstarter page to fund a new laser cutting machine.
After funding kicked in, Batts, Dittmar, and Colaizzi began to kick it in the workshop until the wee hours of the morning experimenting with the machine. Out of those after-hour sessions came an intricate new series of laser engraved skateboard decks with names like Grandma’s Sofa, Death Grip, and Hangover Cure. The 7-layer ply hard rock maple boards are sourced from a craftsman in Pennsylvania, the team then “creates the design in Adobe Illustrator, refines it in Rhino, before bringing it into the laser cutter,” Colaizzi noted while explaining their process. Each deck is an artistic piece that can be visually preserved for something along the lines of wall decor, but the designers made sure that the laser cutting went through less than half of a layer, allowing the deck to keep its ride-able integrity. The team is keen on forging clean design and homemade goods in order to create a one of a kind experience for the user – all at a competitive price of $95.00 to $125.00 per deck. If you’re in the market for a stellar new board, check out the rest of the collection at Magnetic Kitchen’s Shop.
Photography By Magnetic Kitchen
January 21st, 2013 – Bastian Preussge’s drippy hatchings are usually carefully carved out from coffee ashes, tea, gouache, or Indian ink. But the Hamburg-based artist is now pairing his daring doodles with a little bit of urban flair. Preussge has created a series of story telling skateboards with illustrations of a powerful bird kingdom, biblical tales, and a graffiti-esque black and white depiction of a life gone to waste. Preussge says that the skateboards are currently designated to no one. This was a passion project, done for no money, or attention. So if you’re a million dollar skate house looking for some creative new decks to sell, please do not bother Preussge…. unless you’re a multi-million dollar skate house, because these cool decks are aching to ravage some concrete, and are sure to sell.
January 16th 2013 - Berlin’s Pictoplasma is the world’s leading Festival of contemporary character culture. The artist line-up has just been released with some awesome illustrators such as Andrea Wan, Mr Clement, and Bakea headlining the conference. In the midst of all the talent, it’s the glossy 3D-esque characters of El Grand Chamaco that are catching some well deserved attention. El Grand Chamaco is a 30 year old artist based in Los Ramones, Mexico, who creates 3D illustrations of characters who are playful, dramatic, and somewhat defiant.
Chamaco’s pursuit of artistry began to develop as a young orphan who spent his childhood and adolescence with his grandfather on his mother side, it was she, who drove him through the paths of drawing and painting. As his passion for his artistry grew, outside appreciation did not. Chamaco was rejected from art school, but channeled all his frustrations into his work. It wasn’t until a few years back, when Chamaco’s small village received the internet, that he was able to properly showcase his talents to the world. This art school reject will be proudly speaking about his work, and his journey as an artist at Pictoplasma in April, where a dense marathon of inspiring lectures and presentations by some of the most outstanding artists, illustrators and designers pushing the edge of contemporary character visualization will be featured as well.
Photography courtesy of the talented Fernando Guerra
November 26th, 2012 – Archstoyanie is a creative festival that kicks off every year in the forest of Nikola-Lenivets, Russia. This year, the architects from Salto created a performance piece called ‘Fast Track’ – a 170 foot long track made of a trampoline! Designers Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, and Ralf Lõoke built the Fast Track to challenge the concept of infrastructure that only focuses on technical and functional aspects and tends to be ignorant to its surroundings.
The team explained that the track “is an attempt to create intelligent infrastructure that is emotional and corresponds to the local context, giving the user a different experience of moving and perceiving the environment.”
Lawsuits and insurance issues aside, imagine this as your morning commute everyday. Work would literally be a ‘hop, skip, and a jump’ away as commuters would breeze through the forest avoiding congested traffic, loud honking, and the occasional collision.
The idea behind the Fast Track instillation is not just to jump on a cool trampoline, it is to evoke a conversation; new thoughts about the way we move in society. There is an asset to exploring new ways of commuting that will surely saprk some ideas to lend some ease to the congestion of our current methods.
Instead of just deeming our traditional ways of commuting as the only way, Salto created a new user experience in effort to explore avenues of commuting that might work better with various types of environments – in this case – the forest.
(Photography: Nikita Šohov & Karli Luik)
We continue to be absolutely amazed with the savagely surreal and adventurous work of Tokyo based artist Ryohei Hase. His latest creation comes in the form of an album cover, for the Japanese band L’Arc-en-Ciel. Hase created an intricate and finely detailed illustration to represent the hit song on the album titled Chase, where he shows a half-man-half-wolf desperately embracing an ethereal woman. Hase is a multidisciplinary artist, his work has been featured globally in magazines, websites, advertisements, CD covers, and video games – he says that these paintings are what he does in his “spare time.” (Prints range from $200 – $600)
(Photographs Copyright @ Ryohei Hase)
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It seems like the duo behind FWY can go from 2D to 3D with a quick snap of the finger. Borkson and Sandoval decided to give us a glimpse into the schematic phase of the Happy Rainbow exhibition, with their conceptual illustrations – which are art in itself. The joyous characters are first created on a two dimensional wonderland, then transformed into an interactive rainbow shrine. We caught up with Borkson and Sandoval, and decided to ask them some trivial questions, to get a better idea of who they are and how they work (note: Borkson and Sandoval answered the questions as one – which made us smile.)
KNSTRCT: If aliens came to our planet, and you could send only one person to be an ambassador, to talk them out of annihilating the human race, who would you send?
K: When you sleep at night, do you dream of the color spectrum? Do more than less objects in your dreams have smiley faces?
FWY: No, there are so many things that happen in dreams – so abstract or normal situations or magical ideas or things that are not quite explainable.
K: FriendsWithYou expresses their dream of pushing evil out of the world, we love this concept! What’s your game plan on kicking evil out?
FWY: I think we do this in our personal lives. We don’t want to kick out evil. Sometimes it’s necessary. We just want to arm people with power and increase love and magic between all people.
K: Would you consider the TV series Jersey Shore a reality show? or a documentary?
FWY: It’s just awesome
K: FriendsWithYou has copyrights to the term “Magic, Luck, and Friendship. Do either of you practice magic?
FWY: We both do!
K: Who do you like more, your mom? or your dad?
FWY: love them both differently.
K: Do you prefer to read fiction? or non-fiction?
FWY: I like fictional graphic novels depicting factual stories or legends the best.
K: What should we expect from FriendsWithYou next?
Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval, founders of FWY, July 2012
What at first glance appears to be an Avatar-like parallel dimension is actually Nike’s experiential Flyknit Collective installation at London’s 1984 space. Yep, just when you thought the London games couldn’t get any more wild, Nike drops a bomb – materialized in crocheted neon and looking oddly reminiscent of your Grandma’s macramé on acid. We were lucky enough to spend some time last week catching up with Ben Shaffer, studio director for Nike Innovation Kitchen, along with project curator Neville Wakefield, who gave us an awesomely exclusive inside look into the installation.
So – what’s the inspiration behind the woven web of gloriousness? We thought you’d never ask. Turns out that Nike has unveiled a very cool, cutting-edge performance shoe, made out of – yup, you guessed it – Flyknit technology. The revolutionary product allows the upper to be constructed entirely out of precisely engineered yarns, eliminating massive amounts of waste and giving performance athletes a light, glove-like fit.
Cables are built in through a breathable fabric, acting like a skeletal corset and moving with the foot like a second skin. This is the very shoe worn by many of the Olympic runners, comprised from a material that is said to change the way performance footwear is deigned, produced and worn.
Okay, as awesome as that all is, how does the Flyknit technology translate to the yarn-bombed, carnivorous plant-like installation at the London games? Nike Teamed up with leading Brazilian sculptor and artist Ernesto Neto to create the Flyknit Collective – a unique hybrid learning workshop and an art exhibit – all inspired by the Flyknit technology.
Shaffer describes the Flyknit Collective as “a series of events focused around different elements of the Flyknit design; performance, lightweight, formfitting, and sustainability.”
Nike has always been big on collaborations, they operate under the philosophy that when two designers collaborate, the final product would be different than either of them would have created on their own. The man responsible for the collaborations of the Flyknit Collective is Neville Wakefield. “The collaborating artists were chosen because they have a similar approach to their art as Nike does,” Wakefield explained.
It is Neto’s previous work of transforming materials into biomorphic sculptures that captivated Wakefield, and made Neto a perfect choice to join forces with on London’s Flyknit Collective.
Lucky for the rest of the world who were too cheap to pony up for airfare to London, Flyknit Collective events are popping up all over the place from Milan to NYC, London, Tokyo, Shanghai and finishing up in Rio.
With permission of the artist – you can leave the ‘don’t touch the art’ rule at the front door. If you visit London’s Flyknit collective, feel free to take off your shoes and dive right into the nets. Go on, show us your best back flip!
(Exclusive Photography Provided By Nike)
Does the name Choi Jeong Hwa ring a bell? He is the same artist who decorated the 2008 Seoul Olympic Stadium with pieces of plastic garbage brought in by 10 million citizens! Hwa is an artist known best for his over-the-top and extravagant pieces of artwork with the amazing ability to take everyday objects and cleverly assemble them into vibrant large-scale installations. Hwa’s most recent work is title Cosmos, and has been put on display at the Kyiv Biennale in the Ukraine. From Afar, the building appears to be decked out with hanging beads – as if Mardi Gras magically sprouted up in the Ukraine. At second glance, Hwa has masterfully hung strings of colorful plastic balls, connecting chains, knitted flowers. Underneath the strings are rows of Hwa’s custom designed Low Seating Tables where visitors can sit underneath the festive ceiling!
(Photography: Choi Jeong Hwa)
Rewind? If we were the on the National Olympics Committee we’d be wishing we had discovered Italian graphic designer Leonardo Dentico little earlier. Dentico explained that he has been in London right now watching the Olympics and is completely inspired by the current energy of the city at the moment. He converted his inspiration into a stunning graphical piece, which represents the Olympic games. The unofficial logo is a dreamy photograph London with the traditional six connecting circles. Except in Dentico’s version, each circle is carefully details with action shots of the athletes performing their sport. Take a closer look at the amazing detailing on the circles and you’ll find that Dentico transformed the red circle into a track, the green circle into tennis courts, the blue circle into water and the brown circle into a basketball court!
( Photography: Leonardo Dentico )
Fabio Novembre says “drawing a rainbow to connect Heaven and Earth in that constant state of human balance we maintain with our feet in the mud and head up in the stars.” Novembre’s quote is the defining concept for his new exhibition at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum. The “rainbow” is an artistic metaphor for an “intangible pathway ” from Heaven to Earth, which is represented in the colorful exhibition. Novembre explained that creating the exhibition “involved exhibiting something absolutely new compared to previous editions, a selection of carefully chosen items confirming the theory that there is only one Italian school of graphics,” continuing on to explain “even though it has no proper structure, hardly surprising since the same could be said about everything connected with our dear old unpredictable country.”
Novembre was asked to add a third dimension to graphics – which are almost always two dimensional. The third dimension came in the form of a built space: full of color and divided into nine sections consisting of books, letters, magazines, culture and politics, packaging, advertising, visual identity, video and signposting. The clever designer imagined the space as a blank book, then decided to introduce the color spectrum to the empty white pages. “using color as an authentic graphic hypertext to support material, which, nevertheless, require more complex codes in order to be fully interpreted.” There’s some food for thought for ya!
(Photography: Fabio Novembre)
Though he probably wouldn’t admit it, it’s in his nature to push buttons; it must be. Or maybe he is just excited by the provocative and shocking world we live in? We are talking about Milan-based artist Andrea Maestri, whose most recent collection, MAESTRILAND, pokes fun at religion, racism, stereotypes, and iconography. If you’re dining room needs a conversation piece, check out Maestri’s ‘I Love Jesus’ table, a cross shaped wood table that uses upside down Jesus statues for legs. Another humorous piece of art in the collection is the ‘Johnny’ cabinet, a 6′ high white cabinet that has a penis sculpture poking through a small hole in the door – sure to add excitement to any space!
(Photography: Andrea Maestri)
The Armenian Church | Lim Woan Wen
The Peranakan Museum | Michael Lee
Singapore Art Museum | :Phunk
School of The Arts | Grace Tan of Kwodrent
National Museum Of Singapore | whenligtswork+Luke Smith-Wightman
The Custard Factory is a buzzing quarter in Birmingham which is home to a hive of young creative companies, galleries, and fine artists. A new five-story creation called the Zellig Sculpture, which contains three glass bridges and 2000 meters of steel tubing, has been created inside the factory by Nottingham based design firm Philip Watts. The sculpture consists of long white tubes which intersect as they reach from wall to wall in the atrium of the building. The glass bridges run along the same paths as the tubes while creating an awesome moment where visitors can intertwine themselves within the sculpture, and experience it first hand!
(Photography: Philip Watts)
Sometimes the hum of a dusty heating vent just doesn’t cut it when you want to cuddle up and get cozy in the wintertime. Well, until you have the dinero to install a state-of-the-art woodstove feast your eyes on this charming little string of lights. Rafael DeCardena’s Firewood Lights is just what the name describes – a lovely, glowing abstract version of a fireplace. Constructed of angular cut wood, the Firewood Lights are internally illuminated with a warm light. Now all you have to do is download crackling fireplace sound effects on iTunes, grab a mug of cocoa and you’re good to go! Oh, and scroll down, we included more of Mr. DeCardena’s new furniture collection below!
(Photography: Architecture At Large)
The Institute for Computer-Based Design and the Institute for Structural Engineering and Structural Design, University of Stuttgart, have come together again to create a structure which embodies the idea of bionics. The structure is intended to be an “advance of the search for a natural structure,which has an especially efficient and adaptable character: light weight, while capacity and flexibility.” The two teams searched for a reflection of this concept in nature and after some digging, found it at the marina: the Sand Dollar. “Belonging to the family of sea urchins, it returns the prototype, at the skeletal structure of the resulting experimental pavilion ajar.”
The idea behind building the pavilion was an essential and integral architectural lesson to the students, in that the architecture students work closely with the scientists to understand biological pattern formations and how to incorporate that into architecture. The result is a multi-dimensional material system made of connecting facets of birch plywood – a 72-square-foot structural and artistic pavilion with seating for park visitors to stop and enjoy!
Seoul based artist Kang Duck-Bong’s solo exhibition titled Disguise is a series of sculptures constructed out of small PVC pipes covered in urethane paint. The sculptures range anywhere from a man riding a unicycle, superman flying through the air, cars, and a man running, collectively intended to touch on the idea of “time and space dynamics.” Each piece is saturated with color to create an abstract version of it’s reality. Duck-Bong’s solo show is happening right now, until December 23rd at Gallery 4Walls in Seoul.