July 13th, 2017 by admin

If you ask me, there are worse things than being surrounded by 7,000 square feet of cake. Birthdays aren’t the same without it, and people young and old go absolutely nuts over the stuff.

So why not build a structure out of everyone’s favorite dessert and cover it from floor to ceiling with pink frosting? If that sounds like something you’d be into, check this out. For an immersive project called Break Bread LA, artist Scott Hove brings this sugary fantasy to life (and he does it with a twist).

Covering a 7,000-square-foot space with cake sounds sweet, but Hove’s latest Cakeland is full of dark surprises.

According to the artist, his cake creations tend to resonate with viewers in a unique way as they continue to experience his work.

When you first enter the sprawling space, you’re stunned by the utter pinkness of it all. Everything from the cherries to the piped white icing seems pretty standard.

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But when you take a closer look, you quickly discover something surprisingly dark. “To contrast the bougie cake look,” he writes, “I collect items that have an inherent violence, but beauty at the same time.”

“That’s why I choose things like switchblades and wolf jaws. Even though they are plastic, they possess a fierce quality that affects us on a very deep level.”

Had someone with less scope taken on the project, this installation could easily have fallen flat. Hove’s tendency to blur the line between sinister and sweet, however, makes for a dynamic presentation.

Break Bread LA is actually a collaborative effort between Scott Hove and watercolor artist Baker’s Son, so if you want to learn more about the installation, check this out:

(via This Is Colossal)

If you’re in the Los Angeles area between now and March 13, be sure to head over to the Think Tank Gallery and experience Hove’s work for yourself!

To check out the rest of Scott Hove’s portfolio, visit his website.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/break-bread/

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June 30th, 2016 by Max Watson

More often than not, artists create with the intention of eliciting a response.

And that’s precisely what Swedish creators Erik Vestman and Nils Petter set out to do every time they place installations around their home city. One of their most recent endeavors has certainly attracted attention from passersby and law enforcement officials alike, and like most attention of this variety, it wasn’t always positive.

But that was the goal. The controversial project in question was designed with interruption in mind.

When the two artists set out to present Sinking to the people in their community, they had to keep it under wraps.

The plan was to submerge eerie images in public bodies of water with the goal of disturbing viewers.

And disturbance is exactly what they achieved. This chilling image of a woman floating face down in the water not only made spectators uncomfortable, but it actually inspired one passerby to call emergency services.

When firefighters and divers arrived on the scene, they were shocked (and understandably irritated) to discover that this doomed woman in a wedding gown was decidedly two dimensional.

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The bizarre lady in the water — standing 85 centimeters tall — helped bring the artists behind her existence to everyone’s attention by becoming front-page news.

In true artistic form, they weren’t deterred by the attention or the media backlash. In fact, they were inspired by it — so much so that they added a second piece to the Sinking family.

Fortunately for officers, this one brought the same level of creepiness to the scene without making people fear for anyone’s safety.

Check out these offbeat creators in action.

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One of the best things about art is that it never exists in a vacuum. By the time any given piece makes its way through the creative process, it’s left unique impressions on each person involved.

To learn more about this team, check them out on Facebook and YouTube.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/prank-art/

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