Large scale paintings, sculptures and installations are just a few of the creations seen here by Havana-based artist collective Los Carpinteros.... Inspired by the materials, Los Carpinteros’ process investigates the way art is made. Mixing architecture, design and sculpture, the pieces are first conceived in drawings, then carefully executed in their studio with wood and hand tools, fabricated in way of a carpenter.
That’s not Photoshop. It requires meticulous planning: the temperature, humidity and lighting all have to be just so. Once everything is ready, Smilde summons the cloud out of the air using a fog machine. It lasts only moments, but the effect is dramatic and strangely moving. It evokes both the surrealism of Magritte and the classical beauty of the old masters while reminding us of the ephemerality of art and nature. Nuages couverte par Berndnaut Smilde www.berndnaut.nl