textures from art, life and science

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Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki make a giant Kaleidoscope inside a Shipping Container

For the Kobe Biennial’s Art Container Contest, numerous designers were challenged to create an environment with the confines of a standard international shipping container. Designers Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki decided to create a gigantic kaleidoscope that people could walk inside and experience (sort of like the entrance to Tokyo Plaza).

But it wasn’t just about putting mirrors at every angle so the environment would radically change as people walked through it, explains Shirane. “We wanted to create the world’s first zipper architecture. In other words, this polyhedron is completely connected by zippers. And in order to facilitate even more radical change some of the surfaces open and close like windows.”

Via Spoon-Tomago and Colossal and A'Design Award

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Alfonso Batalla (b.1958, Spain) - Prefabricated life

Capturing abandoned buildings in a complete state of disrepair, spanish artist Alfonso Batalla has photographed them for the Prefabricated life series. The images reveal a city that has been uninhabited since 1986, with the apartments left to crumble since they were initially conceived. Depicting an eerie atmosphere, the work is the result of two different trips, both in winter and autumn to achieve variation in the lighting. The rooms expose floors that bend, painted cracking walls, and paper falling across the spaces at random, showing the decoration and remnants of families that once lived there. (src. Designboom)

© All images courtesy of the artist

[more Alfonso Batalla | artist found at Designboom]

mymodernmet:

Audiovisual artist Joanie Lemercier recently unveiled Nimbes, a spectacular 360º installation that immerses viewers in a breathtaking virtual universe. Created using photography, CGI, laser scans, and projection mapping, the piece takes the audience on a 15-minute journey around the cosmos, displaying constellations, solitary landscapes, and crumbling architectural structures.

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twentysplenty:

Pawel Kuczynski’s satirical art. Take a moment to look at these properly.

Now THIS is worthy of being one of my favorite posts of all time on tumblr.

Holy wow

(via mewzealand)

mymodernmet:

Things Organized Neatly is a perfectionist’s dream come true. Curated by Indiana designer Austin Radcliffe, the blog features visually satisfying images of various items meticulously organized in tidy rows and patterns.

curioos-arts:

“Creating new artworks is an exciting and surprising journey”, says multi-talented artist Mareike Böhmer, “-you never know what will happen”. 

Mareike’s artworks are easily recognized by their colorful, bright and abstract designs. She draws inspiration from the clear, timeless lines found in Scandinavian design as well as the vibrant world of urban street art in her favorite city, Berlin. Nature also serves as an endless source of… | Read more & see all of Mareike’s beautiful works here: http://cur.im/Mareike
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Conrad Jon Godly - Oo. Oil on canvas, 70x50 cm (2013)

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Conrad Jon Godly - Oo. Oil on canvas, 70x50 cm (2013)

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Conrad Jon Godly (Switzerland)

An inner knowledge of the essence of mountains grows in us when we look at Godly’s paintings. And it is precisely such internalized knowledge of the mountains that the Swiss artist has continually brought on to the canvas. Godly paints such works exclusively, basically always the same - pictures of mountains in all kinds of weather, sometimes only of rocks formations, big, small, very big and very small paintings - and nothing else really. (cf. What is a mountain? by Philipp Meier)

© All images courtesy the artist

[more Conrad Jon Godly | artist found at nearlya]