“His nickname in the art world is ‘the man who can control the weather’ and rightly so as Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde’s indoor clouds form then float within gallery spaces before disappearing into thin air. Smilde uses a smoke machine, precise amounts of moisture and dramatic lighting to create his indoor rain cloud installations. Very few have seen the works take form in person, with photographs being the only proof of each cloud’s existence after they have dissipated. When quizzed about the backbone of his cloud installations, Smilde says: “I imagined walking into a museum hall with just empty walls. There was nothing except for a rain cloud hanging in the room.
Whimsical and slightly cartoon-like, Smilde’s indoor clouds floored the art world when his first installation appeared in 2010 and continue to amaze those who come across his photo series.
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