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Barry McGee Installation
May 23, 2010, 12:24 pm
Filed under: Exhibitions, installation art | Tags: ,

I saw this compelling installation by Barry McGee (aka Twist) at SFMOMA while I was in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. Born and raised in SF, McGee has been a significant figure in bringing street art into mainstream galleries. His mixture of graffiti, colourful geometric graphics, and photography are displayed together in a distinctive style he adopted following a trip to Brazil, where he was inspired by a similar arrangements of artworks in churches.

You can check out my SF photo set on Flickr.


Field of light
October 4, 2008, 1:02 pm
Filed under: installation art, Sculpture

A light installation by designer Bruce Munro will be exhibited at the Eden Project in Cornwall this winter. Using 6,000 acrylic tubes containing optical fibers, Munro has created a field of light which will illuminate its natural surroundings with a spectrum of colour. He came up with the concept whilst traveling through the red desert in Australia, where he was inspired by the spectacular blooming of dormant seeds amidst the barren desert landscape. The installation will be displayed from November till Spring next year.

Kumi Yamashita
June 10, 2008, 6:16 pm
Filed under: Art, installation art | Tags: , ,

Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita creates visually arresting installation pieces through shadow play. In this piece, 3D numbers are arranged on a wall so that they cast shadows, which combined, create the illusion of a woman’s body.