Origami tutus and ballet in public spaces by montreal artists

The PLI.Ē Project fuses the delicate balancing act of ballet, and the intricate, yet subtle touch of paper folding into a colorful display of movements. The project was created by two Montreal based artists, who were seeking for ways to bring their different field into one working performance. Featuring dancers in human size, paper apparels, the PLI.E project sorts to showcase dance and paper crafts.

Creators Melika Dez ( who manged the photography and models) and Pauline Loctin ( who created the costumes ) came together in 2018 for the first part of the project. Each focusing on their area of prominence and diving location and placement of dancers between themselves.

“Paper can be a fragile material to work with and that is exactly why we decided to make the impossible, possible. No matter which element we would be confronted to, water (rain), wind, we wanted to show that we are limitless.” Pauline Loctin

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In Vietnamese heart and soul, Tet holiday is the biggest season of the year, when family can gather around  and celebrate the new year and grant wishes for their loved one.This is the time  when the all the custom and tradition come back and wide spread. 

The most familiar images of Tet holiday was painted in old poems, with banh chung ( square rice cake ), watermelon and the blossom yellow apricot flower. Besides that, the Swallow Bird gathering on Tet holiday is a beautiful symbol of spring, fortune and sincere happiness.
With those core values and inspiration,  Poster is handcrafted and made of art paper and MDF wood .

The natural material and the crafting techniques is a great way to preserve the beauty of Vietnam tradition and heritage.

by Vietnam artist Ton Bui

Masayo Fukuda cuts single paper into very intricate artforms

Japanese artist Masayo Fukuda cut paper into intriguing [paper art form. Her latest “Karie form” is an intricately detailed Octopus which took over 3 months to complete.

origami enthusiast craft intricately detailed, aesthetically satisfying cranes

Featuring over a 1000 different Japanese cranes in exquisite colours, shapes and intricate designs, this paper enthusiast injects modern flair into an otherwise traditional art form of paper folding.

In a break from convention, he mixes cuts and folds ( origami and Kirigami ) in several delightful avian paper-arts forms; an amazing list featuring several feathery cranes,  with more details and empathize on the wings.

Paper creative Cristian Marianciuc once set himself an ambitious of a  1,000 origami cranes in 1,000 days — which is a form of prayer for goodwill in Japanese culture —  which he as long achieved yet still persist with his crafts and has grown his gallery over his pre-set goals, and with unique elaborate wing designs.

“I never stopped folding and decorating new ones. It just wasn’t on a daily basis anymore,”

he says .

He is focused more on exploring themes as techniques and trying out new creative mixes.



Paper folding is a traditional act from Japan which allow a single sheet of paper become any incredible peice of art, the crafter so chooses but It focuses on folds, and cuts without a single glue to the paper frame which is traditional “Kirigami” in Japanese.

Artist unveils intractive face for British tudor monarch

The Queen’s House, Greenwich has unveiled a major new installation ; using digital scans of Elizabeth’s portraits and the electrotype cast of her effigy, as well as descriptions by her contemporaries, the installation is a chillingly lifelike recreation of Elizabeth I.

Positioned directly opposite the Armada Portrait and suspended in isolation on surveillance mirror, the installation places both the aging and ageless Elizabeth in dialogue. Through this careful juxtaposition, explores the different sides of the queen, both real and imagined, and grapples with notions of mortality, the manipulation of truth, political propaganda and the extent to which female power is tied to appearance and youth.

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Commissioned by  acclaimed British mixed media artist, Mat Collishaw, “The  The Mask of Youth” , responds directly to one of the most important paintings in the Museum’s collection, the iconic and powerful Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I.

The Armada Portrait commemorates the most famous conflict of Elizabeth’s reign (1558–1603), the Spanish Armada’s failed attempt to invade England in July and August 1588. Despite being painted shortly after the invasion when the Queen was almost fifty-five, the painting depicts a woman who looks considerably younger. Inspired by this idealised image of the Tudor Queen, Collishaw has collaborated with leading special effects designers using cutting-edge technology to create a stand-alone animatronic mask which approximates Elizabeth’s appearance at the age of the portrait’s creation.

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Known for his fusion of technology and art, Collishaw brings Elizabeth back to life before her audience. By leaving the animatronics that facilitate her movements deliberately exposed at the back of her head, the artist suggests that behind Elizabeth’s public persona, her every movement was carefully controlled. Beneath the surface and behind her mask, she is busy making decisions and calculations to which no one else is privy.

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Inspired by historic art throughout his career, Collishaw has long been fascinated by the Armada Portrait and its function as a political statement that emphasises the sovereignty and ‘agelessness’ of a queen who in reality was middle aged, unmarried and heirless. Whilst Elizabeth’s portraits were designed to flatter, they also highlight her understanding of the fact that her public image could be used to suggest her power and authority. As a woman of intelligence, she used this tool to help overcome the cultural prejudices she faced due to her gender and to advertise her virtues, skills and competence as a female head of state.

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Mat Collishaw’s Mask of Youth is on display at the Queen’s House from 3 October 2018 – 3 February 2019.

Guatemalan artist imagines 3d objects in 2d forms ” in reality to Idea”

US based visual artist , Joshua Videos alters reality with monochrome painting on physical objects , giving them a “cartoon” like aesthetics. For his recent installation : ” Reality to idea” , Joshua blends physical forms with surreal perspectives and his installations are a stand out from the base reality of their surrounding.  Several products and users items are also  covered in his 2d perspective.

The Guatemalan artist finds solace in planner forms and covers most of his art in chromium matte. Opening a new experiential exhibition this weekend in Los Angeles . Taking place at the @theseventhletter gallery on Fairfax . He is currently touring the US ( see link for dates and places )

 

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Artist shapes old spoons into lustrous metallic sculptures

Influenced by natural elements, airtight artworks feature several lustrous metallic sculptures ; brilliantly crafted from disused utensils, and scrap metal, clipped, bent and smoothed over to fit with the underlining theme of the forms required.

” my goal as an artist is to make artwork unlike art people have seen, while at the same time recognizable in the identity of everyday materials. I only hope the sculptures will inspire others to appreciate the simple, neglected items from which my creations are born. ” 

Majorly animal motifs, and intricately detailed to match life size animal forms, the sculptures depict continuous life cycles, consciously and unconsciously permeated in daily awareness and serve as a testimony to the belief of conserving and appreciating of earth’s resources.

Up to this day, Wilson continues sculpting his creations out of recovered parts such as knives, forks, or cuillères. He bends metal to his will bringing various types of animals to life, and we can’t get enough of his work.

 

Ronit Baranga blurs the border with anthropomorphic china

In her series of work  Israeli artist  Ronit  sculpted human mouths and fingers emerging from tableware. The blurred border between the living and the still in these works is intriguing.

” It makes you think. In this combination of the still and the alive joined as one, I try to change the way in which we observe useful tableware. The useful, passive, tableware can now be perceived as an active object, aware of itself and its surroundings – responding to it. It does not allow to be taken for granted, to be used. It decides on its own how to behave in the situation. This is how I prefer to think about my plates and cups. Metaphorically, of course. What about you… ? ”

Embraced, 2016-2017

In this series, the relationship between the “doubtfully alive” vessels becomes physical. They lean on each other, pinching, hugging, embracing and their porcelain bodies react.

Embraced #1, Ronit Baranga.
Private Collection. Exhibited in “Gross Anatomies”, Akron Museum of Art, Akron, Ohio, USA

Embraced, Ronit Baranga
Exhibited in “Small Works”, Beinart Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

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Exhibited in “Embraced”, Solo Exhibition, Booth Gallery, NYC, USA

Time for Tea

Time for Tea, Ronit Baranga
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum Collection.
Exhibited in the 2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum

Breakfast


Breakfast, Ronit Baranga
Private Collection. Exhibited in FRONTIER, 14th Biennial of Ceramics, Andenne, Belgium

Breakfast, Ronit Baranga
Private Collection. Exhibited in FRONTIER, 14th Biennial of Ceramics, Andenne, Belgium

Breakfast, Ronit Baranga
Private Collection. Exhibited in FRONTIER, 14th Biennial of Ceramics, Andenne, Belgium

Lego unveils functional Bugatti with a million technic block

 1,000,000 LEGO technic elements and is actually drivable thanks to its 2,304 LEGO power function motors and 4,032.  The idea to build a real-size 1:1 Technic version of the Bugatti Chiron originated within the LEGO Technic design team.

Designer Aurelien Rouffiange and the team had just completed the 1:8 scale model of the Chiron and began to debate what the ultimate challenge for the LEGO Technic building system would be. A full-size, self-propelled vehicle seemed to provide the toughest test.

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These LEGO designers specialize in creating complex models for LEGO stores and LEGOLAND parks around the world. If anyone could make this idea a reality, it was them. They quickly put together a core team of 16 specialists, including design, mechanical and electrical experts, and used over 13,000 man hours creating the car piece by piece.

Th project took months of development and testing came to a head in June on the Ehra Lessien test track outside Wolfsburg, Germany – the same track where the original Bugatti Chiron was tested – when we found out if the car would actually drive.

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