The US artist, Michael Jantsen, has made this proposal, that by virtue of its serrated balustrading detail, looks as though it is made of Lego. In so doing he questions the accepted notion that bridges are uppermost utilitarian objects.
Images: Bradley Hart.
The notion that the images we see have resolution is now accepted as a proven concept. But when artists began to explore this idea, perhaps beginning with artists like Frans Hals, leading to the Impressionists and then the Pointillists, resolution was not understood in the way it is today. As computers began to pixelate images, in other words define a resolution for a given size of image, the idea was laid bare and precise thresholds of resolution were demonstrated beyond which point the human eye was deceived, and the pixels lost.
The New York artist Bradley Hart is exploring this idea from a slightly different perspective by injecting paint into bubble wrap, a material with a predefined resolution. It is a fascinating technique but even more interesting works have emerged from the process by accident. Read more
Photos: Eric Franklin.
The American artist, Eric Franklin, makes skulls that are internally lit with neon. Three of his latest creations are shown here.
The process employed by the artist creates physical distortions of the skull form which when illuminated by the indistinct gas gives a beautiful, intriguing and otherworldly quality to the work. Read more
The link between subjects like environmental degradation and industrialization is taxing for politicians. Scientists argue the links are unequivocal whilst groups on the side of industry seek to cast doubt on scientific findings. In this context, conceptual artist Kate McDowell’s beautiful and delicate porcelain sculptures explore relationships between environmental issues, nature and people, in work that is sometimes as disturbing as it is compelling.
Painting by Masako Kamiya. Images curtsey of the Tobin Ohashi Gallery.
Masako Kamiyais a Japanese artist based in Boston, USA. She creates colourful paintings by building up dots of colour layer by layer into little columns of paint. The process gives her work an interesting three dimensional texture.