On the occasion of The Giant Sculptured Mushrooms by Carsten Höller presentation, it is attempted to critically present a wide spectrum of selected works and exhibitions of the artist, while is no avoiding the problematic behind the so-called artworks, as well as their reflection on their prestige and place in contemporary art.
Plants in Art
The following article is dedicated to the Lemon Tree movie of the important Israeli director, Eran Riklis. A movie that, in the simplest way, manages to show that paranoia is not just a psychopathological impairment, but it can also be a political project and a dominant social condition.
Living and creating away from his home country of Cuba, the expatriate visual artist Jorge Mayet builds small three-dimensional meteoric landscapes, where the usual protagonist is one or more trees – sometimes partly, sometimes totally uprooted. The following article presents some of his greatest artworks in a critical way.
With raw material the flowers, the British artist Rebecca Louise Law manages to create colourful spatial compositions that are fragrant. But with the action of time, the installations lose colour & fragrance, leaving in place the pure & powerful sculptural structure of the perishable & consumable ephemeral artworks.
Henrique Oliveira, a Brazilian-born sculptor and painter, creates three-dimensional constructions using materials of little value that transform the real into a dreamy space and the imaginary into a tangible one. In the following article we go through some of these places by way of the Henrique Oliveira’s installations.
When an excellent idea is implemented by a gifted artist the result is always marvelous: the Dutch Wageningen University commissioned the sculptor Frank Plant to create a work that will artistically represent what the University represents. And Frank Plant did it. He gave a wall-mounted large scale sculptural composition entitled ‘Grow’.
The use of the material, where third-party rights are not mentioned, is absolutely free. Its sharing, possibly, useful.
From the ancient ceramic art, to the art forms of clay, the engraving, the baking and the decorative interventions of modern Korean artists and masters.