Fabian Oefner’s crazy beautiful artworks, the Fire Sculptures, as shared on Designboom.

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His latest exhibition closed days ago at the Brooklyn-based Kunsthalle Galapagos, but we still love the ninth and former solo-exhibition ‘No Blue Skies’ by New York City-based artist Eric LoPresti, which took place at the same gallery little over a year ago. The artist’s abstract landscapes are fascinating investigations into the ‘apocalyptic sublime’. Whether rendering nuclear test sites, aerial views of the scarred desert of eastern Washington State where he grew up, or ominous undisclosed explosions across a region’s expanse, LoPresti’s environments are ones of man-made disruption. In the paintings, LoPresti continues his use of the color field gradient to represent another landscape in transition. With as the main eye-catcher a 15-foot canvas of an ominous dust cloud, ‘No Blue Skies’ presents the terrifying, exhilarating moment when the shock of circumstance blinds us to both past and future. read more…

About two weeks ago, Los Angeles based artist Wes Lang came to Aarhus to set up his very first solo show in the framework of a museum. Check out this nice portrait on I Do Art.

Wes Lang, “The Studio”. From the 29th of March to the 7th of September 2014, ARoS Aarhus Museum of Art in Aarhus, Denmark.

“Highness Project” by Delphine Diaw Diallo and Tress Agoche. Via I need a guide.

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On the 8th of March Galerie Gabriel Rolt opened a new exhibition named ‘Don’t Sleep On Your Moon’. The exhibition is the fourth solo exhibition of Amsterdam-based artist Nik Christensen, who creates sumi ink works on paper. These rambling, often larger-than-life pieces contain haunting imagery that straddles the line between the natural and the artificial, the organic and the mechanized, by interspersing intuitive strokes with pixel-like building blocks. It’s a tightrope-balancing act, which Christensen has made even more explicit for the forthcoming exhibition, juxtaposing man and nature, society and isolation both in his methods and in his imagery. Frantic, kaleidoscopic, enigmatic, disruptive Christensen works leave the viewer dazzled and dazed, yet at pains to pinpoint what exactly makes these works so eerily unsettling. read more…

Modern Matter’s sixth issue, De Stijl, celebrates the inimitable style of the Dutch supermodel LARA STONE, as seen through the lens of her friend and collaborator, ALASDAIR MCLELLAN, in a cover shoot which also features SAM ROLLINSON. Presenting all the hallmarks of McLellan’s work throughout his career, Modern Matter describes the shoot as a ‘neo-retrospective’ – a body of new work curated to reference classic touchstones. Get Modern Matter Magazine issue 6 here.

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The Dutch artists Lernert & Sander continue their string of fascinatingly beautiful projects with their concept named ‘Last Season’. Amsterdam-based Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug created a concept in honor of the arrival of the new seasonal collections at high-end Maastricht-based boutique Kiki Niesten, which yearly creates a concept in honor of the TEFAF Maastricht art fair. ‘Last Season’ revolves around the reduction of last season’s knitted garments by Céline, Chloé, Jil sander and Prada to balls of yarn: “symbols of hope and aspiration.” From the 14th until the 23th of March of this year, the results of the proces will be showcased in the window display of Kiki Niesten. Every year during the renowned art fair TEFAF, the prestigious boutique in the heart of Maastricht takes pride in participating artistically to the TEFAF experience, with this year resulting in the great collaboration with Lernert & Sander. read more…

Jon Rafman’s interiors are just crazy. From the overlay with art masterpieces onto interiors theBasquiat Classroom is definitely our favourite. Via Designboom

We love the latest covers of Art Review by John Morgan Studio – via It’s Nice That.

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Today is the launch of the latest Amsterdam-based project of Dutch entrepreneur Casper Reinders named Libertine Gallery. The store and gallery is promising to be a large cabinet of curiosities, filled with neon art, Art Deco, stuffed birds and a robot. Libertine Gallery, which will open its doors at the Prinsengracht 715 for the public officially tomorrow, is the result of a collaboration between the passionate art dealer Fredien Morel from Antwerp (sometimes referred to as master of curiousa), interior fanatic Danielle Pakes, Mark Chalmers and Casper Reinders. The new interior design shop and art gallery stood on the wish list of Reinders for quite a while and with this set of collaborators it finally materialised. read more…

This three-and-a-half-meters-wide excavation is the proposal for the impressive ‘Memorial sites after 22 July’ at Sørbråten, near Utøya, by the Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg. As shared by David Report.

Crazy! This life-size model of fast-food joint, made entirely of wood, made for Apparatus, a recent exhibition at the Kuvi Gapta gallery in Chicago.

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The Lotus Dome by Daan Roosegaarde is a living Dome consisting of hundreds of ultralight aluminium foils that unfold in response to human behaviour. The high-tech work of art has been travelling the world since it was created in 2012. Having been on display at a number of historical locations abroad, the Lotus Dome is now facing a contemporary juxtaposition with the Rijksmuseum’s 18th-century period room. The Lotus Dome comes to life in response to a visitor’s body heat. Hundreds of aluminium flowers unfold, a deep bass sound fills the space and light projects the lotus flowers onto the walls. Roosegaarde calls it Techno-poetry. The smart Lotus foil was designed by Studio Roosegaarde and its designers. The foil is made up of different layers of Mylar, a type of polyester, which makes the leaves fold and unfold in response to light and heat. read more…

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Marc Giai-Miniet is a French artist who makes highly fascinating dioramas that tend to feature reproductions of human organs, crime scenes, submarines in basements, and our favorite: libraries. The libraries by Giai-Miniet are detailed and striking, replete with book cover art, author names, and identifiable typography. Occasionally a diorama’s title will conjure a loose narrative, an obscure starting point from which the viewer might further consider the art. Giai-Miniet balances the handcraft of tiny diorama with poignant explorations through memory, association, and dreamscape. His tiny homes, though dealing with images of mundane possessions, industrial equipment, and furniture, evoke a feeling that’s very surreal and a little sinister. read more…

When in the Netherlands, make sure to visit the Stedelijk Museum of ‘s-Hertogenbosch for this exhibition by Formafantasma – showing design made of animal products. From cow-bladder lights, fish-skin stools to plastic made of beetles. Sick!

The contemporary Swedish artists Malin Gabriella Nordin has made this beautiful book Private Language, as reviewed by Fine Little Day.

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Stratifications is a beautiful collection of five objects by Paris-based designer Krzysztof J. Lukasik, based on the complementarity between the simplicity of the designed forms and sophistication of the texture of the laminated marble. One of the goals of Lukasik was to rid marble of the heaviness it is often associated with in funeral monuments, making it more suitable for the modern interiors. The technique of laminated marble used by the designer is a way to break the massive aspect of marble by slicing it and also to use otherwise unused scraps, just like with glued laminated wood. Lukasik found this approach to the natural stone collaborating with an experienced stone mason. The outcome of the laminating of the marble allows to bring forth the graphic aspect of marble by breaking the linear pattern of the natural veining. The series of objects is somewhat an echo of the natural stratified appearance of marble as found in quarries, before being transformed. read more…

We definitely need this brass desk by Birgit Israel in our studio! Love it!

Better than the real coral (for multiple reasons) are these Metal Coral Sculptures made from bent and woven metal with a matte grey finish. Available at C.S. Post & Co.

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Recently we stumbled upon this amazing collection of invitations, programs, flyers, posters, and broadsides from the period 1985 to 1987 of the legendary New York-based Palladium nightclub via recto|verso. The level of creativity and diversity is truly astonishing. The Palladium was a cinema, concert hall and later a nightclub. Designed by Thomas W. Lamb and originally called the Academy of Music, it was built in 1927 across the street from the site of an earlier venue of the same name. Opened as a deluxe movie palace by movie mogul William Fox, the Academy operated as a movie theater and concert hall through the early 1970s. In 1985, the Palladium was converted into a nightclub by Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager. Japanese architect Arata Isozaki redesigned the building’s interior for the club. When Rubell and Schrager took over a new important chapter started for the Palladium as the heart of the New York art and music scene, exemplified by this wonderful collection. read more…

This is awesome! Our ancestors could spot natural predators from far by their silhouettes. Are we equally aware of the predators in the present-day? Test your skills with this Drone Survival Guide by Ruben Pater.

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Copenhagen-based photographer Adam Jeppesen’s work challenges the boundaries between documentary and fiction. He is seen as one of the greatest talents in contemporary Danish photography, and we discovered his work during the last Unseen Photo Fair, after which Jeppesen’s work by far resonated the most. His photographs inhabit a blurred territory where the real and the fictional become interchangeable. Even if the Danish artist seems to remain faithful to what is in front of his camera, he doesn’t seem to be too concerned about objectivity. The highly impressive work we saw at Unseen was part of the The Flatlands Camp Project. A series of work, recorded on a journey from the Arctic through North and South America to Antarctica. For 487 days Jeppesen travelled in solitude and from this long journey a series of melancholic, evocative landscape pictures have emerged. read more…

The amazing work of Nicole Coson, as shared on ‘I need a guide’.

“The thing that has always been very important in everything we do, is that although we like using technology, it’s never about technology,” Field talking to POSTmatter