A photographic series of abstract shapes and transcendent colouring by Brooklyn-based artist Liz Nielsen. Created without the use of a camera, Nielsen builds her own negatives by hand in a pitch-black environment, using a variety of found light sources like bike lights, cell phones and toys. The unique process also means each photograph is one-of-a-kind, as it is impossible to create the same image twice.
For this particular collection of images Nielsen invites us to join her on a veritable cosmic journey. As she describes:
“I am searching for anomalies: objects with superpowers or landscape hotspots with vortexes. I seek out shapes and symbols, looking for mathematical connections that give order to disorder. The images that I create are compositions of these collected shapes, placed strategically in alignment with the cosmos, with the intention of opening channels for quantum vision, creative breakthroughs, or places for collective consciousness to emerge.”
See more images from “Force Fields” below.
A selection of colourful and chaotic work by Berlin-based illustrator Ruohan Wang. See more images below.
A fun series of digital illustrations by CGI artist Andrei Lacatusu from Bucharest, Romania. See more images from “Social Decay” below.
A series of surreal drawings and paintings exploring the absurdities of modern life and technology by Aleksei Bordusov aka AEC, one half of Ukrainian artist duo Interesni Kazki. See more images from “The Earth is Flat” below or on display at Mirus Gallery January 19 – February 10.
South Korean artist Su Hyun Kim challenges our sense of emotional honesty with a series of lively images inspired by patterns of traditional Korean fabric. Playing up the often comical fervor of social and political gatherings, Kim’s paintings encourages us to question our complicity in the scenes with which we both delight and participate.
A recent series by Seattle-based artist Gala Bent (previously featured here). See more images from “Particle Playlist” below.