Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals

Christopher Payne specializes in architectural photography and the large format documentation of America’s industrial heritage. Trained as an architect, he is fascinated by design, assembly, and the built form.  Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals (MIT Press, 2009)  was the result of a seven-year survey of America’s vast and largely shuttered state […]

A Photographer Documented The Time He’d Been Living With Three College Girls

Romanian freelance artist, photographer and hip-hopper Lupu Marius splits his activities between music, urban architecture photography and visual diary snapshots. The underground influence is being cast on almost every aspect of his artistic views, and most likely on his real life, too. One of the photo-series that caught our eyes was the one where he depicts […]

In Romania There’s an Unreal Solar Tree That Provides Electricity, Light and Wi-Fi

The amazing invention is a real-size replica of an actual tree. The idea belongs to VS Technik Energy, a Romanian company with 10 years of experience in alternative energy development and it was launched as a part-project of Street Delivery X (2015). The VTree Fractal (also called ROBOTree) is a beautifully fractal-designed solar-powered prototype placed in […]

HYPERJUMP Into This LOTR-Soviet World, Because Why The Fuck Not

TUNDRA, a Russian group obsessed with audio-visual experiences created a video that keeps you frightened and amazed at the same time. The monu(mental) installation called “HYPERJUMP” consisting in 25 head light beams is sending the visitors in a journey to Hell and back. Or, you might say, to Mordor and back (23 Sauron’s eyes, right? Right?). […]

Kerosene Builds an Imaginary Photographic Bridge Between Architecture and Mother Nature

“I’m just a knight from another world!” – Kerosene Kerosene (Rezi Gvritishvili on his real name) is a 17 year old talented photographer, painter and illustrator from Tbilisi, Georgia. He’s also a writer who creates his own characters illustrations for his manuscripts. His minimalistic and powerful art turns architectural concrete monsters in vital part of Mother Nature. His […]

The ‘Rabbit Hole’ Exists And It’s Been Discovered in A Romanian City

“The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.” – Alice in Wonderland, Chapter 1 Remember Alice in Wonderland? The Wonderland’s ‘hallway’ was this deep […]

A New (and Misleading) Replica of St. George and The Dragon Graffiti Pops-Up

After the original scene picturing the St. George and The Dragon has been painted-over, I blamed the Romanian Church and the authorities who (curiously) lend an ear to Church’s useless opinions. Later after, I’ve found out that none of these two gave the order to destroy the artifact, but the actual creators erased it in […]

Internet Responds to Bucharest St. George Graffiti Paint-Over Actions

In Romania it’s completely legit for the Church to paint over a graffiti in order to send us back in Middle Ages. If you still had your doubts that we’re a theistic nation, now you’ve got your damned proof. The fact that in 2015 priests don’t pay any forms of specific kind of taxes as they’re the […]

Surreal Mural Painting of St. George and The Dragon To Be Erased by Church

Last month, NOM Crew – three Romanian street-artists (Obie Platon, Irlo and Kero) joined their time and skills in creating this amazing mural piece of art. The gigantic graffiti illustrates Saint George fighting the Dragon, and the idea of this particular scene was picked up after the name of the closest location (Saint George Square, near the […]

‘INTERSECTION’, Two Days of Contemporary Art Fusion at Halele Carol (Bucharest)

[UPDATE] Win a double invitation to the event. Find out how, here. After a first collaboration in 2013 which transformed a parking space (Ciclop Garage) into a permanent urban art gallery, Work in Progress and The reart.ro re-unite at Halele Carol, Bucharest, where for two days (May 29 and 30, 2015) they will be presenting a new contemporary art and urban culture event, […]

This is How The Bucharest International Light Festival Looks Like

‘Spotlight‘, Bucharest International Light Festival is the first edition of a three days art event (23-25 April, 2015) set on Victory Square (ro. Calea Victoriei), and it integrates a whole series of art installations, lighting urban shows and architectural projections. The festival is organized by the Bucharest Municipality, through ARCUB, and its purpose is to raise awareness […]

REDU – New Local Store Embraces The Slow Fashion Movement

A new social enterprise opened its doors these days in Iași, Romania. It is called REDU and the idea belongs to a Romanian NGO – “Mai Bine” (en.”Better”). So, what’s so special about the new local store? As I already mentioned, the place is practically a shop where customers can buy clothes from, except the clothes […]

Probably the Most Wonderful Bookstore from Eastern Europe Was Just Opened in Bucharest

Bucharest’s Old Town is definitely the best place to be at these days. A brand new stunning bookstore named Cărturești Carusel has opened its doors to the curious ones. As expected, the six levels of the elegant space are already stuffed with books. But, as you already might have guessed, Carusel isn’t just a bookstore and it […]

The „Water Mirror” Concept Makes Waves

This is definitely something I want! And I can easily assume you want one too! This seems to be an amazing, revealing, somehow an untouchable piece of work. But let me tell you something extra about this project! This incredibly realistic installation speaks for itself. Entitled Mizukagami (The Water Mirror), it was designed by Japanese […]