Video: Berndnaut Smilde’s Indoor Clouds

Infuse a little bit of magic into your day with Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde‘s Nimbus series. The video above is from Nimbus II, 2012, created in the presentation space of Hotel MariaKapel in the Netherlands. Smilde’s clouds are created by precise controlling and careful monitoring of the temperature and humidity in his chosen space; when conditions are perfect, a short burst from a fog machine creates the cloud-like shape that forms in the room before it dissipates seconds later.

View more of Smilde’s wondrous works by clicking here, and see more photos of Nimbus II after the jump.

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Video: The Animations of David Shrigley

The dark and brilliant world of David Shrigley comes to life in the video above, entitled “Who I Am and What I Want.” Co-directed by Shrigley & filmmaker Chris Shepherd, the animation is based on Shrigley’s book of the same name. The video was commissioned by the Animate Projects, and funded by the Arts Council England and Channel 4.

Watch more animations by Shrigley by checking out his Youtube channel.

Video: Phil Frost on Bob Marley

In celebration of the upcoming release of MARLEY, Kevin Macdonald’s epic feature length documentary on the life of Bob Marley, artist Phil Frost (who’s known to be incredibly reclusive) participated in a terrific short video in which he, for the first time, talks about how his work and life has been influenced by Marley. MARLEY hits theaters and all the digital outlets (including Facebook) on 4/20 and includes never before seen footage and music.

Video: Gerhard Richter Painting

One of the world’s greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside explorations of chance procedures. Infamously media-shy, he agreed to appear on camera for the first time in 15 years for a 2007 short by filmmaker Corinna Belz called Gerhard Richter’s Window.

Her follow-up, Gerhard Richter Painting, is exactly that: a thrilling document of Richter’s creative process, juxtaposed with intimate conversations (with his critics, his collaborators, and his American gallerist Marian Goodman) and rare archive material. From our fly-on-the-wall perspective, we watch the 79-year-old create a series of large-scale abstract canvasses, using fat brushes and a massive squeegee to apply (and then scrape off) layer after layer of brightly colored paint. This mesmerizing footage, of a highly charged process of creation and destruction, turns Belz’s portrait of an artist into a work of art itself.

Learn more at the film’s official website.