The Blue Characters of Cranio are Taking over Brazil

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We at Epistrophy love Cranio’s characters and will seriously address the fact that we haven’t featured his work earlier by giving you as much as we can from it! The work by the Brazilian artist Fabio Oliviera aka Cranio “Skull” is not only visually powerful but greatly politically charged with the issues of the indigenous population in Brazil.

He was born in 1982. The artist grew up in the north of Sao Paulo and it was in 1998 that Fabio … Read the rest

String Jungle Gym by Numen For Use

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Numen For Use: “Prototype of a self supporting inhabitable social sculpture.

The installation is based on production system of large geometric inflated objects. Since the physical behavior of fluids tend to make all inflates spherical, thin parallel ropes are tied on opposite sides of the volume, keeping them parallel to one another. Filigree interiors of this technically invented system are never exposed to public.

When the volume deflates, the ropes get loose and lay on the ground enabling compression of Read the rest

Origami Pavilion for London by Make Architects

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Installed at London’s Canary Wharf public plaza, the two kiosks take on the old Japanese art of origami to negotiate between the closed and open state. Designed by British studio Make Architects, the pavilions transform beautifully in front of the eyes of visitors to challenge the notion of city’s temporary structures.

In the creator’s own words: “The simple folding geometric form of the kiosk is based on the concept of origami. Expressed as a compact, sculptural rectangular box when closed, … Read the rest

Large Scale Murals by Street Artist Bozko

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Street artist Bozko has adorned the city of Sofia, Bulgaria with his distinct, large scale fictional characters who always seem to land themselves in unlikely predicaments.

As part of Sofia’s Urban Creatures festival which has been taking place every summer since 2011, Bozko created a gigantic mural on the side of a nine-story apartment building. It took Bozhidar Simeonov (aka Bozko) six days to complete the work which can be seen from several hundred feet away.

Urban Creatures – urban … Read the rest

Ephemeral Sculptures by artist Marti Moreno

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Born in 1979 in Valencia, Spanish artist, Manuel Marti Moreno creates has created a body of work dealing directly with the transience of the bodily image. His dream-like, ephemeral sculptures made primarily of steel mechanical pieces create, and at the same time, deconstruct the body form alluding to its temporal nature and intrinsic relationship with the rest of the environment. Deliberately left open-ended, his bodies, composed of small varying in shape particles dissolve into their background to become just a … Read the rest

Daredevils Scale Shanghai’s Tallest Tower

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Although the video of Russian daredevils Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov made its round on the internet and made quite a few palms sweaty just by looking at the footage, we think that without it the viewers can appreciate the full grandeur of Shanghai’s rapidly shaping skyline. The duo’s impressive photographs show the city from a vantage point that only a few lucky ones are able to experience.

High above the clouds, stand several of Shanghai’s skyline towers including KPF’s … Read the rest