Amazing Inflatable Art from around the World

Inflatable art has a playful feel about it. It can remind us of birthday party balloon animals and bounce houses. Many artists from around the world have recently worked to create amazing inflatable sculptures that are unlike anything you have ever seen. Let’s take a look at some of the most amazing inflatable art ever created.

Art Attacks by Filthy Luke, Manchester, United Kingdom
As a part of his “Art Attacks” series, Filthy Luke created giant inflatable tentacles that seemed to be coming out of the windows of a building in Manchester. His playful art turned the city into a scene from a cheesy horror film.

Art Attacks

Rubber Duck by Florentijn Hofman, Hong Kong
Just recently, a giant inflatable rubber ducky was seen floating in Victoria Harbor. The giant inflatable dwarfed the boats in the harbor and after it was deflated it was brought back by popular demand.

Inflatable Rubber Duck

Sacrilege by Jeremy Deller, Hong Kong
The 20 foot inflatable version of Stonehenge made its debut at the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art last year in Hong Kong. Visitors were able to bounce on the inflatable surface and touch the inflatable stone blocks that make up the historic landmark.

Inflatable Stonehenge

Balloon Dog by Paul McCarthy, New York
Paul McCarthy’s giant inflatable balloon dog stole the show at the Frieze Art Fair in New York. It stood 80 feet tall and was modeled after Jeff Koon’s steel balloon animals.

Balloon Dog

Katie Balloons, Washington D.C.
Katie Balloons creates balloon art, does balloon shows, and even makes inflatable clothing. The D.C. native has created some of the most amazing art, entirely out of balloons. In this piece she brings the occupation of a firefighter to life with colorful latex.

Katie Balloons

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Inflatable Stonehenge Travels to Hong Kong

Inflatable Stonehenge

A British artist created a full size inflatable replica of one of the world’s most famous monuments, Stonehenge. The inflatable model was revealed in Hong Kong this past April as a part of the Mobile M+: Inflation! event.

Named Sacrilege, the giant custom inflatable was created by Jeremy Deller. At the event in Hong Kong it was shown alongside five other inflatable sculptures by local and international artists. Alongside the other five works of art, Sacrilege took advantage of the promenade on West Kowloon with an iconic view over Victoria Harbor.Stonehenge Inflatable

Deller’s piece includes inflatable moss covered slabs at over 7m high and a 35m wide fake green base. Guests can jump, bounce, and explore the whole thing, giving people a very hands-on experience. The inflatable Stonehenge brought back to life one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments and sites of cultural significance. Monumental artworks of this scale have never been presented alongside one another Hong Kong, making Mobile M+: inflation! the largest contemporary art exhibitions in the city to date.

It was the event’s goal to foster interaction between the guests and the large-scale inflatable structures. Several of the works that were on display were derived from everyday objects that were inflated to outsized proportions as a way of rendering the familiar as unfamiliar, more tangible, and touchable than ever before.

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