Best known for his architectural manipulations, Gregor Schneider subverts reality to expose an unease with the ordinary. Transforming houses into doppelganger replicas of themselves and transporting entire rooms and buildings from site to site, Schneider revamps domestic interiors, creating a creepy sense of the uncanny in their mundane detail, turning everyday experience into horror.
Kimberly Clark is an art collective founded in Rotterdam in 2005 by Ellemieke Schoenmaker, Josepha de Jong and Iris van Dongen.
Kimberly Clark makes sculptures and installations refering to escapades they stage on the street.
During those actions they create sceneries moving between clumsiness and seriousness, in a complex world in which beautyideals and behaviourcodes define acceptation.
Electric wires climb the white walls, following not a casual pattern, but a defined one, after an accurate study of the growth of the ivy. Black lines design organic forms; brances form which unusual flowers blossom: conical speakers of various dimentions. A previously defined soundscape is given forth by some of these peculiar buds which acts as a background to the acoustic improvisation, determined instead by the human presence. Every noise is being captured by a series of microphones and random samples are taken in real time by a custom designed software, and rendered back through the speakers. Voices, steps, movements, nourish the installation. The totally synthetic sound, generated by this technological parasite creates however the illusion of being in a natural environment. A psychoacoustic journey, in which nothing stands still; everything is being transformed in an unstoppable and impromptu process of metamorphism. An experience which through multisensory stimulation creates a relation between man and technology, hypothesizing not only a peaceful coexistence of the two elements, but even an eco-sustainable hybridization, reinforced by the use of recycled materials.
For Winkler+Noah, photography was the most fitting point of arrival for an artistic itinerary that they began instinctively from childhood, exploring all the forms of expression that they encountered — painting, drawing and sculpture — amalgamating them and trying out blends between different media.
This creative need for self-expression matured over the years, first becoming curiosity and then a strong will to create and to photograph. After a professional detour as an illustrator and graphic designer, Noah met Winkler and this acted as a detonator, producing a mixture fusing traditional photography with experimentation.
What their pictures reveal is a sensation of hyper-reality: the protagonists of their portraits appear in a real context, but they stand out from it as if highlighted by reality itself. They are stark, intense photos because each single picture encloses an idea and conveys powerful emotions to the observer. The artists deal personally with post-production so that the creative process joins up with itself like a circle.
They have received recognition all over the world and their works are been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, London, Seoul and Milan.
Chilean born, New York based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz seeks to create works that can remind people of their mortality, invite them to look again at their lives and cuestion at their daily routines. His obsession with the dichotomies of life and death are present in his sculptures, public art works, consumer objects, furniture and even fashion.
Before New York artist Barry Le Va, born 1941 in Long Beach, California, turned to art, he spent the early 1960s studying maths and architecture.
His works are the result of a process of distributing, spilling, scattering, blowing, layering, dropping, throwing or crushing—using common materials like wooden slats, ball bearings, pieces of felt, aluminium bars, viscous oil, flour, powdered chalk, cast concrete and neoprene rubber.