Unexpected Clouds by Berndnaut Smilde

Berndnaut Smilde is a Dutch artist, creating thoroughly unexpected art in unexpected places. The concept of creating a floating cloud inside a building is simplistic, but the effect is powerful, and immediately disarms the viewer, making them reinterpret the physical space and feeling of the imagery.

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National Geographic has a fascinating story on Smilde’s art, that inhabits a number of buildings around the world.

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His series is entitled “Nimbus”, and brings these solitary, fleeting moments to modern and historical buildings, each of which have their own feel.

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This vintage Dutch space is visited by a fleeting cloud. 

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A simple cloud within a church takes on a whole new feeling.

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A capture of Smilde creating one of his cloud images.

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