Artist Charles Gadeken and Absolut Built a Massive Cube in the Middle of Nowhere in South Africa and Threw an Insane Party
September 23, 2014
by Karizza Sanchez
This past Saturday, Absolut continued its "Nights by Absolut" series in Johannesburg, South Africa—the second stop on its four-city/country worldwide initiative. For the event in South Africa, the brand collaborated with artist Charles Gadeken, who often uses fire as a medium to create incredible installation pieces. The goal: To create something unlike anything local and international guests have ever witnessed or been a part of before.
An Exclusive First Look At The Other-Worldly Art Of Burning Man 2014
The Huffington Post—
July 30, 2014
by Carly Schwartz
One of the very best things about Burning Man, the week-long, post-apocalyptic celebration of creative expression that pops up in the Nevada desert each August, is the awe-inspiring collection of art on display.
Forget the Music, There's Art at Coachella
The Huffington Post—
April 25, 2014
by Eric Minh Swenson
Most people, even in the art world, seemed surprised that large-scale art is exhibited at the Coachella Music Festival, thinking that sculptural, interactive art of that scale is only reserved for Burning Man.
LED Willow Tree Sculpture 'Aurora' is Coming to Palo Alto
November 12, 2013
“Aurora” is an interactive LED sculpture of a willow tree by artist Charles Gadeken. Originally displayed at the Burning Man festival, the 40,000-LED sculpture is now headed to Palo Alto, where it will be installed for one year at City Hall Plaza.
‘Aurora’ art piece will light Palo Alto skies starting Nov. 16
November 11, 2013
On Saturday, Nov. 16, Aurora — an art piece created by Charles Gadeken that originally debuted at Burning Man in 2011 — will finally be lit in front of Palo Alto’s City Hall. It will remain there for 365 days.
Big Art at Burning Man: Charles Gadeken's HELIX
July 30, 2013
In the heavens, you see the first star twinkling in the night sky. But a burst of flame draws your gaze back to earth. In front of you stands an awesome work of art. A 20 foot tall metal tree rises from the barren Black Rock Desert floor. Its branches terminate in spinning orbs of flame, like fallen nebula that landed in the perfect arrangement on this tree. As you approach, the fiery stars spin faster, change colors and shoot bigger flames.
"Holy shit," you think to yourself. "Holy shit."
You've just stumbled upon amazing Bay area artist, Charlie Gaedeken's latest work, HELIX.
Artist Interview with Sculptor Charles Gadeken
May 10, 2013
His interactive, kinetic sculptures may look like mind-blowing creations from another world, but Charles is not a stranger in a strange land. This year will mark the 21st consecutive year that Charles has attended Burning Man. The veteran Burner started out painting large banners that stretched across the playa. For the last 11 years, he has transformed metal, fire, light and electronics into hearts, flowers, trees and indescribably beautiful objects.
What are those giant hearts in Union Square?
December 6, 2011
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) today announced the 14 artists participating in the 2012 Hearts in San Francisco series – an annual public art exhibition that raises funds to support life-enhancing programs at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.