“What’s this made of?” : Ten Most Interesting Mediums in Art

“What’s this made of?” : Ten Most Interesting Mediums in Art

  • Posted on: April 11, 2014
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In the present generation of Artists, anything and everything is up for grabs when it comes to creating Art. For some, the crazier the medium, the more exciting the artwork! Of course, a lot of them are truly bizarre, as you must have seen in one of our previous posts: Five Artists whose works will make you squirm.

This week Artsome tells you about ten of the most innovative mediums used by artists around the world to create impressive works of art.

1. Bicycles – Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, Forever Bicycles, 2013, 3,144 bicycles stacked 100 feet in length and 30 feet in height and depth in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square.

2. LED Lights – Yayoi Kusuma

Yayoi Kusuma

Yayoi Kusuma, Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013, LED Lights suspended from the ceiling in varying heights, exhibited at David Zwirner’s gallery.

3. Shark in Formaldehyde Solution – Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, 1991, Tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde in a vitrine.

4. Bindis – Bharti Kher

Bharti Kher, Stardust II, 2011, Bindis on mirror, frame, 59 inches diameter.

5. Bartans (Steel Utensils) – Subodh Gupta

Subodh Gupta, Mind Shut Down, 2008, Skull made out of Steel utensils

6. LEGO Bricks – Nathan Sawaya

Nathan Sawaya, Sculptures made out of LEGO bricks




7. Sand – Andy Moss and Jamie Wordley

Andy Moss and Jamie Wardley, The Fallen, 2013, in honor of International Peace Day (September 21), body cavities of heroes carved into the sand.

8. Rain – Random International

London & Berlin-based collective Random International, Rain Room, 2012, allowed you to experience the rain without getting wet.

9. Drapery – Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado, 1970-72, Photo Courtesy: Harry Shunk

10. Umbrellas – Sextafeira Produções, Agitagueda

Production company Sextafeira Produções for Agitagueda Art Festival, Agueda, Portugal, 2013, canopies of umbrellas hung over streets, Photo Courtesy: Patrícia Almeida.