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© T Daniel.
India-born, Denver, CO-based artists Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker, known collectively as Hari & Deepti, create beautiful, finely-detailed shadow box dioramas using painstakingly cut paper and LED strips.
"They start by cutting out layers of stiff watercolor paper, which go from the foreground to the back, ensuring that each layer is visible and that it builds on the layer before it. Then, the diorama is placed into a shadow box and illuminated from behind with small flexible LED strips, which give them their storybook glow and illuminate Hari & Deepti’s painstaking craftwork."
Inspired by Balinese shadow puppets, the duo create fantastic scenes which hearken back to adventure-filled folk and fairy tales.
Ueda is renowned for her surreal narrative paintings of slight girls surrounded by all manner of lush hyper-colored flora and fauna. The artist’s work conveys a feeling of ambivalent rapture, as her dreamy subjects are suspended in varying states of silent revelation and resignation; quiet witnesses to recondite mysteries. Drawing from the coexistence of oppositions, the sickly sweetness of Ueda’s imagery is often offset by the inclusion of disturbing or unexpected juxtapositions. Her young girls are frequently staged in secret communion with sea creatures and land beasts, and appear in equal states of threat and calm. Beauty lives and thrives in Ueda’s surreal universe – a place of unlikely kinships and unsettling recesses – as the artist forges a precarious harmony between light and dark, loneliness and friendship, emptiness and largess.
Kioku No Hana is the artist’s first solo exhibition with Thinkspace Art Gallery. This body of work is largely based on the cultural motif of the chrysanthemum flower: a symbol of lamentation and grief in Japanese culture. Ueda draws from the recurrence of this symbol to create beautifully lush tableaux – at once rich and ornate, while also suggestive of absentia and loss. Throughout, Ueda’s illustrative representation of the chrysanthemum is symbolically heightened to a supernatural pitch. While familiar and clearly derived from the recognizable world, her stylized renditions become beautifully excessive and seemingly imbued with a talismanic power beyond our recognition.
Ueda creates these highly saturated works with the meticulous application of acrylic washes and mineral pigments on paper, cloth and wood. Delicate, and yet simultaneously forceful and unsettling, the works seem to hover in a dream state of surfeit and exaggeration. Ueda’s technique is distinctly her own, and her palette and imagery are undeniably iconic. In Kioku No Hana the artist weaves a visual imaginary of plentiful loss, as her work deftly hovers somewhere between joy and exquisite sadness.
Solo exhibition Flower of Memory @ Thinkspace Art Gallery
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Underwater Photobraphy by Zena Holloway, Swan Song.
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Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger: The Conference, 2010-2011
crystals grown on electronics
Laser Light and Holograms // Matthew Schreiber
Schreiber’s large-scale light installations have been presented at the Museo Carlo Bilotti in Rome, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Miami Art Museum, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, and in art venues in Basel, Switzerland, and Gwangju, South Korea.
Having lived and worked in Miami for decades producing inimitable and inventive sculptural forms with the use of lasers and managing the often intimidatingly grand projects of art icon James Turrell, Matthew moved both his studio and significant others to New York where he now works in close proximity to fellow nomad Daniel Arsham. As ever, Matthew is producing technologically symphonic and beguiling art
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Baltimore-based artist Chul Hyun Ahn works with fluorescent tube lights, plywood and mirrors to create optical illusions that transcend both time and space. The artist’s rendering of space elicits contemplation into the deep abyss – exploring the physical and spiritual. Chulhyun first began his career painting in an abstract geometric style reflecting layers of paint that created an illusion of depth. His earlier print and painting concepts were further transmitted to his three-dimensional works following his studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art (2002). His recent ‘mirror drawings’ – one of a kind - show light elapsing through hand-drawn lines etched into mirrors, which remain a continuation of his previous working concept of space.
Victoria Siemer, aka Witchoria, is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer who produces new and unusual realities by blending geometric shapes into natural landscapes, altering expected perceptions of space.
Colorful smoke photography by Floto+Warner
Artist on tumblr - Andrew B Myers b.1987, is a young Canadian photographer based in Toronto. He has a very distinct photographic style. His work is aesthetic, using carefully placed objects on simple color backgrounds which creates a large area of negative space. Due to the use of negative space the images gain an awkward flatness. His photographs are well composed, graphic and stylish. The sunlit shadows, washed out colors as well as the objects used refer back to the 1970’s and 1980’s with a modern twist. Andrew’s photographs contain elements of nostalgia and pop culture. via
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Benedict Morgan (London) - Wallpaper Series, 2013
lula aldunate radiates mandalas with ornate ceramic plates
new york city based artist and designer lula aldunate has photographed a hand-crafted a series, comprised of vibrantly colored and intricately pattered mandalas. the spiritual spirals are a ritual symbol in hinduism and buddhism, which represent the universe. here, aldunate has recreated the circular motif from ornately decorated tableware, deftly intermingling various colors, botanical prints, plate size and trim. gold leaf overlaps neon pinks perfectly, both unifying and juxtaposing the compositions. the artist is a lover of flea markets, quirky details, colors and prints; thus, the her work always includes a vintage piece, as illustrated in the collection of antique arrangements.