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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…