all images are © the artist unless otherwise noted
Copyright © Anna Ray 2016
Ed Bing Lee
Key words: String - Travel - Colour - Maps - Movement - London - New York - Relief - Journey
Juliana Santacruz Herrera
Maria Aparicio Puentes
Moneyless creates the next level of what the Spanish La Pluma Eléctri*kstreet art crew calls Spider Tags: Two and three dimensional abstract installations made of cotton threads combined with geometrically paintings. The results are often impressing, especially when the installations look like wafting through the air…
Key words: 3D - Textiles - Graffiti - Shape - Geometric - Depth - Space -Thread - Abstract - Nature - Suspended
My ambiguous universe wrought from our turbulent modern existence is focused on art, commerce, technology, and pop culture, and by now consists of numerous thematic blocks. In a subversive tongue-in-cheek manner, I mix together the absurd and the bizarre, careful observations of everyday life and an interest in humanity, to create these different phases of my work. In my works there is often a lot of blood. Blood, in this exaggerated and bizarre manner, stands in contrast to the material, wool. Due to the technique of crocheting – all my works are produced by myself in handicraft – and the selection of the subject-matter, my works seem harmless at first sight. But if you take a closer look, you will discover biting irony and a strong dose of nastiness. One of our basic human rights is the right to life and physical integrity, but still we encounter violence every day. In my works I deal with questions regarding the way our society deals with the various forms of violence and the growing acceptance of brutality. My work employs black humour to shine a torch into our own psychological chasms. And just as in the largely unexplored abysses of the oceans, these are depths within which the bizarre and the wondrous is without prejudice allied to the beautiful and the terrible.
© Reineke Hollander
The Berlin-based artist Sarah Illenberger has developed a very unique and strong visual language, conveying even the most abstract and complex content into vivid, humorous, and concise visual forms without ever forcing a meaning on them. For her meticulously-crafted work—including commissions for Vanity Fair, Time, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wallpaper*, and Nike—she mostly uses simple materials and household items such as paper, food, textiles, and wood.
Key words: Body - Organs - Textiles - Food - Everyday - Inside - Human - Science - Humour - 3D