Tag Archives: Sculpture

Dive, leap and… enjoy the weekend!

12 Apr
Barcelona Cute Suite Sports homage

Anchored in action

Barcelona Cute Suite Sports homage

On the ball

Barcelona Cute Suite Sports homage

Stretch of the imagination

Barcelona Cute Suite Sports homage

Diving into the weekend

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Into the wild – new pieces by Marc Sparfel

22 Feb
Wooden sculptures by Marc Sparfel

Handsome longhorn

Hurray it’s Friday! How have you enjoyed this week, dedicated to tough cookies and modern day heroines? To wrap it up, I am taking you into the wild, for I have new pieces by Marc Sparfel to show you that are wildly wonderful. You may remember Marc Sparfel – from this earlier blogpost – the French sculptor who uses discarded pieces of wood (and bits of furniture) to create his works of art.

Marc Sparfel has created a new collection of animal-like sculptures (which I love) by using parts of chairs and other pieces of furniture. At times these animals are quite recognizable, at others they are wholly imagined, and could almost be prehistoric…

… see what I mean (above)? I really like these sculptures that Marc Sparfel has created, and hope you do too. Which is your favorite? Mine are the bulls…

Wooden sculptures by Marc Sparfel

Blue moo

All these wonderful creatures are available from Vail International Gallery. For more information and updates, please check out Marc Sparfel’s website. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

PS: Next week I’ll be going all delicate and pretty on you… don’t miss it!

All images by of Lisa Von Saalfeld for Marc Sparfel.

Drap Art ’12

8 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Quim Rifà – R1

At the moment the CCCB is hosting its 3rd Drap Art festival, dedicated to promoting art that is created with recycled bits and pieces. If you’re in Barcelona between now and the 14th of this month, I suggest you check it out, for there are some great pieces, and others which are simply fun, or cute. Here is my selection from the Drap Art ’12 expo – enjoy!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Quim Rifà – N1

Quim Rifà (above) is the winner of the Residu’Art 2012 Emerging Artist Award, and he won this with his piece titled R1.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carles Piera Claramunt – L’Alquìmia de la Paraula

Carles Piera Claramunt makes interesting collages with several found objects and old paper, and Joaquim Falcò & Meritxell Tembleque (whom you, dear blog friend, might know as Quim Txell Comglass) were present with their spectacular “Partícules” which was created with melted down cava bottle bottoms, pieces of window glass, old lenses and iron.

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Siesta time…

1 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Ferlandina 18

It might be a little odd to do so on a Monday morning, but I am going to suggest you incorporate some siesta time into your schedule. Here’s why: on Carrer Ferlandina 18, in what used to be a haberdashery shop, and where the original wooden furnishings have been (practically) left intact, you will find Siesta, a shop and gallery of objects and works of art made by artists.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Shop + gallery

These objects and works of art have been selected with the greatest care and exquisite taste by Siesta proprietress Mercedes, and which have been displayed around every nook and cranny of the space for best effect. I am delighted to share a selection of these with you in the following slideshow…

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Body parts

26 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

You make my heart beat

Hello! Today I have some delightful ceramics to share with you, made by the very lovely Sophie Aguilera. Various body parts, illustrated by Sophie and reminiscent of medical illustrations from Victorian times, have been decalled onto either vintage crockery found at flea markets, or plates, cups and dishes made industrially. Each plate, mug or platter comes with a little romantic message and the result, as you can see, is beautiful!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

… and my stomach fill with butterflies

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BCN Handmade – Marc Sparfel

19 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Marc Sparfel

As I told you yesterday, today I have a new installment in the BCN Handmade series for you, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did preparing it! Ready? Here goes, BCN Handmade – Marc Sparfel.

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Ladies of leisure

29 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Mirador de Miramar

I’ve just spent a couple of lazy days down the coast, away from my laptop (you hadn’t noticed, had you?) and doing pretty much nothing at all, which is a great way (for me, at least) to recharge my batteries. But I think there are more people who roll that way, and so today I’m dedicating a post to those of of us ladies who love doing ab.so.lute.ly nothing. I leave you with images of ladies of leisure who do nothing but sit or stand around all day – enjoy!

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BCN Handmade – Quim Txell Comglas

14 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Quim Falcó + Txell Tembleque

Today I have the third installment of BCN Handmade in store for you, and will be sharing images of the stunning pieces of art and recycled items that are made by Quim Txell Comglas right here, in Barcelona. Ready? Here goes!

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Fancy!

4 May copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer del Carme

Fancy a bit of façade gorgeousness? Then please allow me to show you a couple of examples of embellishments that can be spotted on buildings around Barcelona. We’ll start at the top, at roof level…

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