By Doug Aitken, for this incredible & dramatic installation the gallery floor was dug up to create a pit, the water was then dripped in a controlled pattern in the pit. In addition to the sound of drips being recorded, and played back through speakers above the work, creating a multi-sensory experience. You can watch a video of it in action here.
By Marina Muun, wonderful illustrations that seem to be inspired by folktales and mystical ideas with the mountains coming to life. They also have a fantastic colour palette that gives texture and edge to each piece.
By Dylan Silva, stunning series of water colour skulls, the use of water to dilute the dark colours gives each piece brilliant texture. I could have the entire selection of them on my wall, they are so beautiful. You can buy prints here.
By Fong Qi Wei, series called Exploded Flowers, each image is created from breaking down and setting out the deconstructed fragments so that they are relative to the flowers natural bloom, fantastic stuff.
By Festo, this is an astounding robotic masterpiece, inspired and modelled on real dragonflies, a ‘bionic-opter’ can fly in any direction, hover, and glide without beating it’s wings, through incredibly complex flight patterns. I wonder how long it might be before mechanisms like this could be large enough to carry a person, in the meantime, I want one of these so badly.
By Roselina Hung, following up on our previous post, Roselina was successful in her residency in Iceland, and expanded on her fascinating body of work, Pretty Boys Kill Me. This selection from the series titled Phantasmagoria 1-4 are my personal favourites, along with being brilliantly drawn, the images themselves are so beautiful.
The work is currently on show in Gallery FUKAI in Vancouver from 6th–27th April, if you want to pop along to see it!
By Maico Akiba, each small wooden animal acquired from souvenir shops in Tokyo, make up the body of work, Sekai – Japanese for ‘world’, each animal then has miniature worlds grafted onto their backs to create wonderful little scenes.
By Hilary Brace, these astounding charcoal drawings are made on postcard-sized canvas’ and incredibly, are begun with only a vague idea for the finished piece. Each one develops and evolves as it is being created, as unpredictable as the clouds themselves!
By Kaarina Kaikkonen, the Finnish artist creates these huge installations using second hand children’s shirts. The larger pieces resemble the bones of a large ship, the tonal changes of colour that progress from the centre of the installation to the ends, give it an interesting aesthetic.