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Hundreds of Colorful Café Chairs Take the Form of a Winding Roller Coaster in the Middle of a French Square

August 4, 2015

Kate Sierzputowski

All images via Baptiste Debombourg Baptiste Debombourg (previously here and here) has transformed a public square using the very objects that typically occupy it—taking 1,200 café chairs and forming them into an elaborate roller coaster. Although the installation is static, Debombourg created movement within the sculpture by incorporating six bright colors and four sky-high loops that twist and turn far from the ground. The installation, titled…

 

 



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A Wall of Shattered Glass Floods a Benedictine Monastery

April 26, 2012

Christopher Jobson

…Aerial is a new site-specific installation by Baptiste Debombourg (previously) at an old Benedictine monastery called Brauweiler Abbey near Cologne, Germany. Debombourg used numerous sheets of shattered laminate glass to mimic a frothy flood of water rushing into a room. Remarkably beautiful work. See much more by clicking on the thumbnails here. (via mission / vision)…

 

 



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Aggravure III: A Mural Using 450,000 Staples

March 6, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Aggravure is an ongoing series of large wall installations by Baptiste Debombourg. His latest, Aggravure III, was inspired by drawings from 16th century engravers Hendrick Goltzius, Jan Harmensz, Cherubino Alberti and utilizes nearly a half million metal staples tacked to a wall, taking 340 hours to complete. Via the artist: I then use some images by “worsening” the scale, the form or the context to produce an installation in the…

 

 



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A Virtual Reality Sky Projected Above a Parisian Church by Artist Miguel Chevalier

October 11, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

Projected onto the ceiling of Saint-Eustache Church in Paris, Voûtes Célestes is a work by Miguel Chevalier that turned the ancient chapel into the backdrop for a constantly morphing sky chart produced in real time. Cycling through 35 different colored networks, the ceiling glowed with each successive pattern, highlighting the grand architecture that laid below the swirling universes above. The work, accompanied by musical improvisations…

 

 



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A Mirrored Golden Egg Sauna is Hatched in Sweden

May 8, 2017

Christopher Jobson

All photos by Jean-Baptiste Béranger. Architects Bigert & Bergstrom recently unveiled Solar Egg, an egg-shaped wood-burning sauna that can seat up to 8 people. The project is part of an urban redevelopment effort lead by developer Riksbyggen in the northernmost city in Sweden called Kiruna. Standing 16 feet (5m) tall, the eye-catching egg is comprised of a pine wood interior and highly reflective gold plated steel panels that reflect the…

 

 



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Evolution: A Stunning Monochromatic Exploration of Vertebrate Skeletons by Patrick Gries

November 20, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Horse and Rider © Patrick Gries Opah © Patrick Gries Cheetah © Patrick Gries African Elephant © Patrick Gries Rattlesnake © Patrick Gries Mandrill & Humbolt’s Wooly Monkey © Patrick Gries Orca © Patrick Gries Lemur © Patrick Gries Flamingo & Water Monitor © Patrick Gries © Xavier Barral © Xavier Barral Created in collaboration with the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, Evolution is an extraodinary collection of images…

 

 

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