0
Shares

Humdrum Catastrophes: Art Installations by Nicolas Shake

Published Feb 3, 2017

LA-based artist Nicolas Shake combines painting, sculpture and photography to create impressive artworks exploring the spaces on the border of suburban sprawl.

“Humdrum Catastrophes extends from a body of work the artist has been developing for years along the outskirts of Los Angeles County. In his site-specific ventures, Shake extracts items discarded from the domestic interiors of surrounding communities and assembles these findings into ephemeral sculptural arrangements. This process of material construction reflects the same strategies of lighting and compositional balance executed in the artist’s private studio practice when painting or developing his sculptural works. Yet in this context, Shake’s physical production in the open desert is finalized through long exposure photography. The resulting photographs offer contemporary parallels to tropes of classical and still life painting.”

— Cristopher Cichocki, Epicenter Projects Chief Curator

More art on the grid via Epicenter Projects

POSTED BY

IG Team

0
Shares

More articles

RIP Black Mamba: A Tribute to Kobe Bryant

The Witcher Fan Art Collection

Christmas Crafts: Jolly good ideas to inspire you

Great Book Cover Designs – The Bookcase No.2

#want

Bicycle Pizza Cutter Wheel

‘The Child’ Baby Yoda Plush Toy

The Art of Cuphead Hardcover Book

Funko Pop! Marvel: Holiday Groot

Pop Art Hardcover Book by Taschen

Happy Camper Pencil Holder

These are affiliate links to Amazon and other partner brands. We may earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase.
There is no extra cost to you, so it’s just a nice way to help support the site.

Follow Inspiration Grid

Latest

inspiration

Sports Illustrations by Robert Bruno

Soapbottle: Zero-Waste Packaging Design by Jonna Breitenhuber

Shadow Box Collection: Pop Culture Artworks by David Kracov

Lilium Jet: The first all-electric air taxi

Elasticity: Performance Art by Malin Bülow

San Francisco Photos by Daniel Portch

Lit: Fluorescent Pencil Drawings by Enrique Bernal

MechaSoul: Pop Culture Illustrations by Clogtwo

Awesome products for creatives

Bicycle Pizza Cutter Wheel

‘The Child’ Baby Yoda Plush Toy

The Art of Cuphead Hardcover Book

Funko Pop! Marvel: Holiday Groot

Pop Art Hardcover Book by Taschen

Happy Camper Pencil Holder

These are affiliate links to Amazon and other partner brands. We may earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase.
There is no extra cost to you, so it’s just a nice way to help support the site.

Inspiration
in your inbox

Amazing art & design, never any spam.

Thanks for subscribing!
We'll be in touch soon.

We care about protecting your data. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more.



© 2019 Inspiration Grid, all rights reserved. Some of our posts may contain affiliate links to partner brands. We earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase. There is no extra cost to you, so it’s just a nice way to help support the site. All images, videos, and other content posted on the site is attributed to their creators and original sources. If you see something wrong here or you would like to have it removed, please contact us.