HYPNOTIC – kinetic sculptures by Netherlands-based sculptor Jennifer Townley

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Jennifer Townley works derive from her fascination with science, with an emphasis on physics, engineering and mathematics. Geometric patterns in Islamic art or mathematical drawings of Dutch artist M. C. Escher often serve as an inspiration. Images where lines and figures match each other so perfectly they could be repeated indefinitely. This infinity, regularity and obedience is what Townley also finds fascinating about mechanical machines; they are robust, strenuous and seemingly immortal. She is captivated by how a machine can convert a simple circular motion (rotary engine) into a very complicated nonlinear or chaotic movement pattern.

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Jennifer Townley

Besides her love for mechanics, human perception is also an area of great interest. The capability of our brain to simplify confusing visual information is a phenomenon with many examples, like optical illusions.

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Wire Animal Sculptures

Contemporary sculptor, Kendra Haste works to represent wildlife through his creations composed only of distorted wire. British artist says fascinated by how a simple wire seemingly ordinary can turn into such a sense of movement and life, contour and volume; a contrast between lightness and weight, between solidity and transparency, values ​​that she loves finding in her work.

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Since she graduated from the Royal College output of the Arts London in 1998, Kendra has acquired a spectacular reputation in its field. Her work was soon featured in collections around the world. It is also part of the “society of wildlife artists” based in England and is a signatory to the “society of wildlife artists” in the United States. These grouped trying to promote the environment through the eyes (and hands) of talented artists.

Check this great video about Kendra Haste work.

 

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Amazing Work from Contemporary Artist Dustin Yellin

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Dustin Yellin Three-Dimensional Figurative Collages

Dustin Yellin is as known for his image-rich sculptures as he is for his entrepreneurship, reflected in his contemporary art hub, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, his magazine of artist interviews, Intercourse, and his work in his own studio and running a (now closed) commercial gallery.

His sculptures—from large- to small-scale—are composed of thickly layered glass panels, painted or collaged with a riot of images that coalesce into shape-shifting narrative scenes, human figures, or isolated natural forms.

 

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Contemporary artist Dusin Yellin

Dustin Yellin was commissioned by the New York City Ballet to install a new series of his figurative collages. The artist refers to the sculptures as Psychogeographies because “they feel like maps of the psyche.”

Each large-scale sculpture is individually embellished with bizarre found objects—cut-up books, magazines and trash found on the street—which are then sealed within layers of glass. “Imagine if you were to make a drawing on a window,” said Yellin, explaining his process. “And then you were to take another window and glue it to that window… until you had a window sandwich. I make window sandwiches.”

The resulting forms resemble dancers striking various poses: their multi-dimensional bodies encapsulated in suspended animation.

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NEW MOON: an interactive moon sculpture

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NEW MOON, an interactive sculpture of light, Built from 5,500 burnt out incandescent bulbs donated by the community, is the work of canadian artists Cautlind r.c. Brown and Wayne.

NEW MOON recalls the social implications of light by promoting engagement and interactive play among viewers, while exploring the moon. With the inclusion of a wheel large enough to accommodate several people et once, the sculpture is directly responsive to human touch.

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