Wednesday, October 3, 2012

ART: Florentijn Hofman / Gigantic Sculptures

Meet Florentijn Hofman a Dutch outdoor artist that makes beautiful large scale installations that create an impression. Hofman constantly surprises his audience with unusual, and stunning artwork. His work is all over the world and often consist of temporary objects or paintings.

Check out our favorite projects, the slow slug, the yellow rabbit and the fat monkey, pretty impressive right?

Hofman's designs are humorous, sensational, and have maximum impact.
Slow Slugs
Angers, France 2012
2 pieces of 18 x 7.5 meters
Metal, football nets, and 40,000 plastic bags

These gigantic slugs are made our f 40,000 plastic bags that moves in the wind. The slugs look like they are ascending the city staircase that leads up to a huge Catholic church, essentially signifying their slow crawl towards death. The work reminds us of religion, mortality, natural decay, and the slow suffocation of commercialized societies. 
Stor Gul Kanin
Orebro, SE 2011
13 x 16 x 16 meters
Concrete, metal, wood and takspan

This big yellow rabbit is a temporary 13 meters high sculpture. It looks like an enlarge cuddle toy made of swedish products thrown against the statue of Engelbrekt.
Fat Monkey
Sao Paulo 2010
5 x 4 x 15 meters
Inflatable and flip flops

The Fat Monkey is a site specific work which was created out of the question from the Pixelshow to make a sculpture during their conference in 2010. Made with the help of local students and made from the brazilian icon; the flip flop which obviously works as one of the 10,00o pixels.  

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