Helmut Smits Burns Ikea Stuff, and Does Other Cool Stuff
Aug 20, 2009 16:20
Helmut Smits is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. One of his interesting, quirky works is FLAMMA, which is a set of 8 different IKEA products you can start a fire with, using the fire arc technique.
Smits has been known to recreate militant broadcasts with his own head in place of hostages. He also makes CMYK soft drinks and creates fruit and vegetable stadiums - which are pretty awesome.
"Sometimes, if things irritate me I react to them through my work," he said of his work. "I don't want to judge, I just want to point things out. I'm well aware of the relativity of the information that gets to me. I want to stimulate people to think for themselves and question the things happening around them and in the world."
Does this mean this guy has issues with IKEA, drinks colouring, terrorists and fruits? Well, he manages to do some pretty amazing stuff with them, and because it's cool, we will accept it as a work of ingenious art.
Here's a gallery of some of his works:
Full Colour, 2008: CMYK soft drinks, jerrycans, socle, cup dispenser. The Cyan colour is made of Gatorade Cool Blue, Magenta from Fernandes Cherry Bouquet, Yellow from Orangeade, and Black from Coca-Cola.
Football Stadium, 2002: Fruit crate boxes, fruit, wood, stands, halogen work lights, grass carpet.
Celebrities love wearing wide-leg pants, because they are comfortable and fashionable. Actually, these pants are a classic clothing item that can get you out of trouble on multiple occasions, when you do not know what to wear. People are usually associating the wide-leg pants with the hippie trend. But they can be worn for multiple events, not only at a beach party. When it comes to wide-leg pants, it is crucial to find a pair that compliments your hips and waist. Read more
The sea has a romantic appeal that is hard to experience elsewhere. Setting sail aboard a luxury liner on the high seas can be one of the most fulfilling experiences. And there can be no better time than the year end vacation. The mood of festivities in the air and the lengthy vacation are probably the best time to take trip onboard luxury liners. And a destination that is equally appealing and thrilling like the North Pole will take the vacation to the next level. Here is how you can make the most of your vacation. Read more
If you’ve dreamt of becoming an artist ever since you were young, it’s not too late. You may be thinking you have no idea where to start. That’s normal with any career, but especially with the art world. Read more