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.


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


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



This vintage Dutch space is visited by a fleeting cloud. 


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


A capture of Smilde creating one of his cloud images.