69 cities of the UK

Artist Carl Lavia and photographer Lorna Le Bredonchel have been collaborating on a project called ’69 cities of the UK’ since 2016. Carl, who is a London-based artist, is travelling around the UK sketching large drawings of the cities he visits, as Lorna tackles historical research, photographic research and documentation. Each piece takes 2-4 months to create, and the […]

Shantel Martin

New York-based British artist Shantell Martin covers surfaces with black and white doodles that feature faces, catchy phrases and short narratives.  While her doodles seem simple, they aim to address issues of identity, intersectionality, and modern culture. Martin creates her work through a meditative drawing process, sometimes even working in front of a live audience. Martin has […]

Marc Fornes / Theverymany

For the last ten years, the art and architecture studio Marc Fornes/Theverymany have been creating installations that disrupt notions of form, structure and space. Their works aim to create a whimsical experience for visitors while adding appeal to the surrounding space. The studio, which is based in New York and France, has installations all over the […]

‘Matter to Matter’ by Arthur Analts

The Latvian National Museum of Art recently coordinated Latvia’s representation at the second London Design Biennale. They chose designer Arthur Analts of Variant Studio, and his installation titled Matter to Matter to represent their country. Analts’ piece was inspired by his hometown and Latvia’s Capital, Riga, and its surrounding forests. Because of Riga’s proximity to the Baltic […]

Modular Maze at the V&A Museum

During London Design Festival 2018, Waugh Thistleton Architects showed their interactive installation ‘Multiply’, outside of the V&A museum. The creators encouraged visitors to explore the work and freely climb through staircases, rooms, and bridges and to enjoy various lookout points. The installation was engineered by ARUP and informed by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), who used sustainable, carbon-negative […]

Shirt sculpture in abandoned building

British sculptor Alex Chinneck creates his work by transforming existing building exteriors with surreal twists. Chinneck’s newest work is a building suited with a larger-than-life zipper that appears to be unzipping the walls to create a collar. The zipper, collar and color of the building give it the appearance of a retro polo shirt. The work is located […]

Expo Chicago

EXPO CHICAGO is coming up from September 27th through the 30th. This modern and contemporary art fair, which takes place at Navy Pier, has established Chicago as a preeminent art fair destination. The art fair hosts leading international art galleries in the main exhibition hall as well as panel discussions, performances and installations throughout the […]

Nituniyo + Memosesmas: Interactive Sculpture

Spanish design studios Nituniyo and Memosesmas designed a dynamic sculpture as public work for the Festival of the Fallas in Valencia. The festival celebrates the arrival of spring with four days of bonfires, fireworks and parties. Architect Miguel Arraiz, designer Carlos Tíscar, and illustrator Luis Demano, were all invited to create works on the sculpture during the event. Between creations, the piece […]

Frozen Formations by Photographer Ryota Kajita

Japanese photographer Ryota Kajita has spent the last 8 years photographing ice formations on the surface of Alaskan ponds. He captures fleeting structures, consisting of frozen bubbles and splinters of snow, that display the simplicity and fragility of nature. Ranging in diameter from 10 to 50 inches, formations like these could be easy to miss, but Kajita […]

Clare Rojas at Kavi Gupta

Contemporary painter Clare Rojas uses simple, geometric shapes and vivid colors to create abstract works that lie somewhere between folk art and Bauhaus Design. Rojas is fascinated with storytelling, and the realization that every form of storytelling requires large simplifications. The abstract forms in her works are an example of this simplification process. Renowned Chicago gallery Kavi Gupta, […]