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Art can be viewed in so many ways and below we show just how many different ways we can showcase ‘pool art’ and the amazing artists behind them.
First, we start with “The Swimming Pool”, as a permanent art installation that’s also an optical illusion and an experiential work at the same time. Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich created his art in a courtyard with a limestone deck frame. Submerse yourself in this pool but you won’t get wet in this one!
Next, we feature artist Ania Amador as she transforms an ordinary swimming pool into a stellar basin that is out of this world. Created as a commission, the outer space scene is painted in the base of the sprawling pool and adjacent jacuzzi. The resulting artwork is both massive in scale and impressive in it’s attention to detail.
Moving on we come to a one-of-a-kind pool art. Within a community swimming pool in Los Angeles, non-profit arts and educational organization machine project has put on its first underwater art show. The work of 18 creatives has been shown in a sub-aquatic setting, meters below the surface of the water.
For the exhibition ‘snorkel dreams’, machine project invited 18 creatives to install their work inside the Annenberg Community Beach House pool in LA. While underwater, visitors were able to view paintings, ceramics, photographs, video, blown glass, a sunken mannequin, and an architectural model — among a host of other works in various mediums.
Participating artists included: Andrew Cannon, Jessica Cowley, Bob Dornberger, Emily Joyce, Alice Könitz, Candice Lin, Becca Lofchie, Johnston Marklee, Jennifer Moon & Laub, Paul Pescador, Jennifer Rochlin, Suné Woods, Kim Ye, Patricia Yossen, Mallen & Gray, and Machine Project with Grace Eunchong.
Many call tattoos body art, and it wouldn’t be any different in your pool. Hence, pool art. Now you can get your pool a tattoo or you can simply call it a pool mat. Its removal and adds beautiful dimension and color to your backyard oasis. It comes in many different designs to suit your style.
We finish with a beautiful acrylic painting by Eric Zener capturing an underwater moment.
Eric says, “My work is about psychological turning points and transformations and risk, taking that proverbial leap of faith, balanced with that quest for finding refuge, finding quietness and stillness and escapism, » he said. « Some [paintings] are very, very introspective escapism. Some are just the joy, the pool full of people in this temporary oasis. The 10 minutes when you hit the water for the first time and the smell of sun tan lotion hits your nose. You really don’t think about anything for those first few minutes.”
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