Amy Stein is a photographer who was raised in Washington, DC, and Karachi, Pakistan. Nowadays she is based in New York City where she works as a photographer as well as a teacher in photography at Parsons The New School for Design and the School of Visual Arts. Her work explores our evolving isolation from community, culture and the environment and she has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Furthermore, her stunning work also forms part in many private and public collections such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Nevada Museum of Art, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and the George Eastman House Photography Collection.
Archive for 12 marzo 2012|Monthly archive page
Mark Tipple has emerged as a notable documentary photographer over the past 3 years. Having worked closely with organizations seeking social change in Australia and surrounding countries, his progression has seen the development of Gallery For Justice; a not-for-profit aiming to empower story telling through fine art prints documenting issues of social justice. He is also the principal photographer of The Underwater Project; an ongoing reportage showcasing Australia’s relationship with the ocean, and as a photographer he aims to connect the three areas of his work to bring light to stories traditional media shies away from. Tipple’s work has appeared in publications worldwide such as The Australian, The Telegraph, The BBC, G1.com, The Independent, National Geographic and De Morgen Magazine.
Japanese scientist/fisherman/artist Iori Tomita is the man behind this curious collection of see-through animals, which form part of his project called ‘New World Transparent Specimens’. The specimens are created using a preservation and dyeing technique usually only used for scientific purposes, such as examining the skeletal system and the underlying biological makeup. Tomita uses an enzyme to dissolve the natural proteins in the flesh. He then injects red dyes into the harder bones and blue dyes into the softer cartilage, thus highlighting usually unseen internal structures. The dead creature is then preserved in a jar of glycerin. Tomita started to create these transparent specimens as pieces of work to help people feel closer to the wonders of life and say that there are no limits to how people may interpret his work – as academic material, a piece of art, or even an entrance to philosophy. Magic!
As I look at the drawings of London-based artist Mark Powell I find it impossible to keep my thoughts from wandering. There is something magical about his work – so simple, yet extremely intriguing. Powell draws portraits of old people on the back of aged envelopes and other ephemera using nothing but an ordinary Biro pen to do so. Read more…
For more than two decades, multi-artist Beverly Fishman has explored our relationship to science and medicine in a variety of different media. Mixing optical patterns with vibrant colours and representational elements taken from pharmaceuticals and scientific imaging system her paintings, sculptures, and work on paper raise the question about the relationship between technology, our bodies and our minds. Her exhibition ‘Pill Spill’ consisted of filling the Toledo Muesum of Art with more than 120 unique glass capsulas in different sizes. An idea with is both beautiful, addictive and totally free od unpleasant side effects.
Artist James Marshall – commonly know as Dalek – made his mark in the art world with his iconic Space Monkey character, which looks like a catatonic twisted mouse. Rendered in a minimalistic, flat style, Dalek used the Space Monkey as an alter ego, a visual manifestation of his feelings, as well as his love for the absurdity of human interactions. But in 2007 he decided to leave his beloved monkey behind and ever since his style has developed into profusion and hyper-abundance of colours and planes of space. His work has been featured in various books as well as on skateboard decks, sneakers, magazines and sculptures. Enjoy!