Tauba Auerbach’s RGB Colorspace Atlas Depicts Every Color Imaginable
The RGB Colorspace Atlas by New York-based artist Tauba Auerbach is a massive tome containing digital offset prints of every variation of RGB color possible. For you designers, think of it as a three-dimensional version of a Photoshop color picker. At 8in. x 8in x 8in. the perfectly cube book was co-designed by Daniel E. Kelm and bound with assistance from Leah Hughes. What a beautiful sculptural object. (via designboom)
Surreal Wooden Figures
Sculptor Morgan creates beautiful surreal wooden sculptures by hand. Each piece in the dedicated craftsman’s collection takes over a year to complete, resulting in intricately detailed works of art. Using otherwise cheap and disposable materials like construction grade 2x4’s, Herrin transforms the recycled lumber into stunning life-size figures infused with elements of surrealism.
MAGNIFICENT AND INCREDIBLE SCULPTURES BY ARTIST KRIS KUKSI
Kris Kuksi is a phenomenal sculptor/artist from Springfield, Missouri. He has won countless prizes and awards and has been featured in hundreds of galleries and exhibitions all around the world. His work is unbelievable and can serve as inspiration for us all… Enjoy!
For more of Kris Kuksi’s work, visit his website at Kuksi.com.
Life-Size T-Rex Skeleton Pops Up in Paris
A giant Tyrannosaurus Rex sculpture sits atop the platform of Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches by the Seine River in Paris, France. Created by sculptor Philippe Pasqua, the 4-meter-tall and 7-meter-long structure is composed of 350 molded bones, constructed in the likeness of those discovered in China. The colossal dinosaur skeleton is designed as an accurate depiction of the skeletal assemblage with a silvery finish.
The chromed aluminum figure was requested by Charlotte Bruel-Matovic, the daughter of the founder of Bateaux-Mouches, in an effort to support and promote contemporary art along the river. The inclusion of the T-rex along the waterway is already an intriguing spectacle. It’s size and unexpected placement in the area adds a new and ironic sense of life. The piece may even prove to be a great tourist attraction over time with hoards of visitors wanting to angle their cameras in such a way that it looks like the skeletal dinosaur is about to consume the Eiffel Tower.
Top photo credit: Anthony GELOT
Hyperrealistic Animals Created by Painting on Layers of Resin
"Goldfish Salvation" Riusuke Fukahori from ICN gallery on Vimeo.
Singapore-based artist Keng Lye meticulously produces three-dimensional works of art with acrylics and epoxy resin that lie somewhere between painting and sculpture. Using a technique originated by Riusuke Fukahori (see this video), Lye manages to produce the illusion of different animals swimming in water. The time-consuming process involves pouring resin into a bowl and then painting on top of it with acrylics, layer by layer.
Lye’s labor-intensive approach requires the utmost patience and attention to detail, as each piece could consist of numerous layers. Altogether, the carefully plotted and executed layers present a rich sense of depth and life. After completion, the artist then photographs each piece as though it were just a still of real, living and breathing aquatic life in a bowl of water. Several requests have been made to purchase work from this series, known as Alive Without Breath, though it is currently unavailable. The artist hopes to sell some work, though he says it will probably be through an art gallery and admits, “[T]he problem with this kind of art is that it require[s] a great deal of time to complete, therefore they won’t come cheap.”
Keng Lye on deviantART
Keng Lye on Flickr