Ryan Koopmans is a Dutch & Canadian photographer fascinated by the interaction of nature with man made elements. His series Paradise Now takes a look at the construction of urban utopias and how they raise questions of what is natural in the context of these new cities.
It's harrowing to consider the caliber of plutocratic monster who might hang one of Enamel Kingdom's menacing tiger slabs behind the desk in his lair. One imagines the sort of curiously cultured alpha-Neanderthal who fires underlings because it's Friday and often introduces himself by announcing, Your worst nightmare just walked into the room.
We are fallinh deep in to the intricate illustrations of Juli Jah.
Beijing-based artist Cao Hui has constructed and dissected classical sculptures to reveal raw, fleshy, innards. Hui has previously pulled the guts out of a sofa and opened the gruesome, gory inside of a suitcase.
We are liking this haunting series of oil paintings by Zhu Yiyong. Investigating the effects of pollution on modern urban China, Yiyong uses a unique technique involving thin layers of paint on finished works representing dust and dirt.
The Greeks elevated the mantle of Master Builder to the consummate maker of design and monument, font of wisdom and knowledge. Big ideas in big packages. Even today, Lego chooses the term “Master Builder” to describe the designers who make their elaborate, time-tested constructions. The paintings in Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative are also super-scale, both in size and scope.
These are not your typical landscapes. Operating as scenery as well as abstract art, these paintings by Kate Shaw deal with the conflict of the natural world and our relationship to it.