Photos courtesy of the artist and Ronchini Gallery
Artist Berndnaut Smilde managed to create what must be the world’s most temporary artworks with his Nimbus series, and is now back with a new body of pillowy-soft work at the Ronchini Gallery this month. Using just a fog machine and some precise temperature control, Smilde creates these billowing beauties that float momentarily in mid-air, existing just long enough to be photographed. The exhibition, called ‘Antipode’, will showcase a new selection of work in his signature style, which sees perfect, white clouds suspended within empty rooms. Shot in various locations around the globe, each is a response to the architecture or history of any given site.
We’re sad the clouds won’t stick around long enough to prod in person, but the photos are still pretty awesome. Stephanie Hartman