Berndnaut Smilde: Clouds

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde is interested in the ephemeral — impermanent states of being which he documents through photographs. For Nimbus II, he used a smoke machine, combined with moisture and dramatic lighting to create a hovering indoor cloud in the empty setting of a sixteenth-century chapel in Hoorn, a small town in Holland. “I imagined walking into a museum hall with just empty walls. The place even looked deserted. On the one hand I wanted to create an ominous situation. You could see the cloud as a sign of misfortune. You could also read it as an element out of the Dutch landscape paintings in a physical form in a classical museum hall.” – Saatchi Gallery

   dezeen_nimbus_green_room_cloud_by_berndnaut_smilde_ss_1

dezeen_nimbus-cukurcuma-hamam_berndnaut_smilde_ss_2

dezeen_Nimbus-Cukurcuma-Hamam-I_Berndnaut-Smilde_ss_1

dezeen_Nimbus-LOT_Berndnaut-Smilde_cloud_ss_1

dezeen_Nimbus-Minerva_Berndnaut-Smilde_cloud_ss_1

dezeen_Nimbus-Munnekeholm_Berndnaut-Smilde_cloud_ss_1

dezeen_Nimbus-NP3-Berndnaut-Smilde-cloud_ss_1

dezeen_nimbus-platform57_Berndnaut-Smilde_cloud_ss_1

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s