April 4, 2014 7:34 pm

Snapshot: Berndnaut Smilde’s ‘Nimbus Portland Place’ (2014)

Using an array of equipment (including two smoke machines), the Dutch artist creates extraordinary works of art: clouds suspended within empty spaces

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde (born 1978) creates extraordinary works of art: clouds suspended within empty spaces.

Using an array of equipment (including two smoke machines), Smilde creates each “Nimbus” (see slideshow below), which lasts just long enough to be photographed.

The first image was taken in 33 Portland Place, London, an atmospheric Robert Adam-designed mansion often used as a location for film and advertising shoots. Along with other “Nimbus” series shots – including one taken in a cathedral in Germany – it will be on show this month at the Ronchini Gallery in London.

Berndnaut Smilde’s ‘Antipode’ is at the Ronchini Gallery, London, April 11-June 14. ronchinigallery.com

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