Paola Delfín’s riveting murals, though monochromatic, are teeming with life on walls across the world. The artist’s recent works, adorning structures in Belgium, Cuba, and Cayman Islands, move between eye-level and towering works, such as the The Crystal Ship piece shown above and below. The artist was born in Mexico City.
Anders Gjennestad’s illusionary painted public art often features his signature, monochromatic characters scaling structures across the globe. The artist uses shadows with his figures to play with depth, whether on eroding buildings or adorning newly constructed offices in Norway, Germany, and beyond. The artist’s practice also includes humanscale, gallery-based work.
Michael Johansson’s massive sculptures simulate the runners, sprues, and parts that comprise model kits through injection molding. The artist’s public work, which are bronze and aluminum casts, have a particularly playful quality, whether simulating a “firefighter starter kit” or unassembled parts that would build a domestic living space.
New York sculptor Joe Reginella has fooled countless tourists with his statues scattered across the city, marking events that never actually happened. From a Staten Island Ferry encounter with an octopus to a New York Harbor UFO encounter, the artist’s scenarios use the convincing device of the memorial statue to relay his narratives.
“Carbon Copy” is a “glitch sculpture,” a piece of public art in a Canadian parking lot that manipulates a a 1988 Plymouth Caravelle K-car. The sculpture comes from duo Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett, who were commissioned to create the piece for the Edmonton Brewery District.
Studio KCA used 5 tons of plastic waste pulled from the Pacific Ocean to construct a 4-story-tall whale, part of the 2018 Bruges Triennial. Dubbed “Skyscraper,” the work is “a reminder of the 150,000,000 tons of plastic waste still swimming in our waters.” Studio KCA worked with the Hawaii Wildlife Fund and the Surfrider Foundation Kaui Chapter to collect the waste used.