Christine Kim: Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Sculptures
Toronto-based artist Christine Kim cuts and layers paper together into beautifully intricate geometric sculptures. Through cutting, Kim feels as though she “liberates the work from the confines of the original surface.” Her artwork is delicate and complex, and she is constantly finding new ways to work with the everyday material.
Kim has completed a variety of projects including Paper Orbs (below) and Scribble (far below) that show off her amazingly meticulous techniques. Her recent paper installation, Accumulation (above), will be featured as part of the Toronto Design Offsite festival in January 2014. The series of hand-cut sculptures consist of small orbs that explore light and shadow through intricately composed forms. According to the project statement, “This is an investigation of what a line can do when it is folded, cut, curved, and gathered.”
Matilda by Charlotte Olympia
Crystal’fountain of Light by Ai Weiwe
One of Ai Weiwei’s greatest works is ‘Fountain of Light’, a 7 meter high sculpture crafted in steel in a slightly inclined cone-shaped structure. The curved steel beams wind round in an upward spiral of crystal prisms and light bulbs - as a huge chandelier on foot His works made out of crystal prisms are both beautiful and ‘kitschy’ at the same time, and give connotations to the opulent style of decoration one often finds in official buildings in communist countries.
Ai Weiwei created the Fountain of Light for TATE Liverpool. Here it was placed, as was the plan for the Tatlin tower - as a floating object on the water. From the quayside the viewer could enjoy the illuminated tower, while the wind carried the constant clatter of cheap crystals towards land.
"Art is’ Mimi Yoon
For international artist mimi yoon, there is no concrete definition for art. to her it is simply that “art is.” Her artwork vibrates with tangible and sensual beauty and honesty. it subtly allures then climaxes to demand attention and is immediately unforgettable. Mimi has a bfa in graphic design from California state university long beach, and has founded an art academy for youth and mentored for 10 years before she started to paint her passion. When not painting, mimi can be found curating art shows and contributing to local charities, with the goal of using the arts to bring raw honest humanity into the realm of community.
Baroque Hot Air Baloon Light Bulbs
"La Madone" from Thierry Mugler fall 1984 rtw
Leonid Afremov is a passionate painter from Mexico who paints with palette knife with oil on canvas. He loves to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in his paintings, which are rich in different moods, colors and emotions.