Berndnaut Smilde is a contemporary artist living and working in Amsterdam. Smilde is interested in the temporal nature of construction and deconstruction, visualised most famously through his Nimbus series.
Smilde immortalizes his nimbus clouds through photography. This summer Smilde developed a cloud in the Bonnefanten Museum.
Smilde's Nimbus on location at The Land of Tomorrow , Louisville, Kentucky. The artist is able to create the entirely eerie and whimsical illusion of a cloud floating within empty galleries and other artistic spaces.
Smilde's Nimbus on location in a hammam, Turkey. Beginning with the concept of a vacant or abandoned room and aspirations of enhancing this environment, Smilde introduced smoke, moisture and backlighting.
Smilde's Nimbus on location in San Francisco, for San Francisco Arts Commission.
The Nimbus series was recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the "Top Ten Inventions of 2012".