Psychedelic, monochrome digital creations by Ukrainian artist Vitaliy Agapeyev.
Geometrically and meaningfully complex sculptures made of discarded wood pieces, by Aaron S Moran.
“I think [my artworks] are representative of the shift in modern building practices, such as a move away from wood in favour of concrete, steel and synthetics. What this means for me is access to plenty of materials discarded as waste. Homes once represented their inhabitants via their style, construction, size, gardens, landscape, paint job… the list goes on. Contemporarily, close proximity living disallows this expression with prebuilt structures incapable of customization accompanied by strata councils, neighborhood aesthetic guidelines, etc. It seems like materials such as wood have become placeholders for the homes that now stand in the shadows of these modern forms of living. It is the materials that create a contrast between the living practices of the past and those of today. I like to think that the work draws attention to this historical contrast through its material usage, structural /architectural qualities, complexity, and apparent organized chaos.”
John Luke’s info page is a quick summary on the commonality of the first name John and surname Luke, both of which are some of the most popular and used names in Anglophone and European countries. This truth is quite well reflected in the number of photographers named John Luke who turn up with a google search. However none of them come anywhere near having the photographic eye this John Luke has for visual patterns, composition and depth.
Silhouette Vessels is a project by Bastienne Schmidt:
“Grounded in her interest in the shapes and functions of common household objects, she visualizes narratives focusing on humble objects, like used bars of soap, scraps of paper or slanting shadows on a wall—taking time to to investigate the shards and fragments of these things that might otherwise be discarded or ignored—and lending their sculptural form a new, surprising dignity. It is this emotionally-based, conceptual view of everyday objects, often reduced to fragments lost by time, that has inspired this most recent series.“
Wonderfully colorful, explosive and multidimensional paintings by Yago Hortal. I was also truly pleased to see Yago name Joan Salo and Fernando Romero as essential emerging artists, both previously featured here.
“Normally I take a lot of freedom in my painting, I paint very freely but there is a point where I have to stop and process it in my head to see if it’s valid or not. I think it’s a way of making a decision in life that isn’t very easy. And you constantly have to decide, yes to this, no to that, yes to this, no to that. And painting for me is really being able to make those decisions without repercussions besides the painting.“