Thursday, September 29, 2016

proof of life

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

exploded flowers by fong qi wei

in ‘exploded flowers’, artist fong qi wei has created a collection of images that show the radial symmetry of flowers, and also individual floral components. the act of disassembly lays bare the various shapes and textures of the flowers, highlighting how expansive some flowers can get when they are disassembled – the relative surface area to size of a rose is so much greater compared to a larger flower like the sunflower. the use of photography captures the beauty and intricacies of nature’s flowers in the moment of full bloom, and at the same time let you have a different appreciation of their beauty.

sunflower exploded 01, singapore
image courtesy fong qi wet

gerbera exploded 01, singapore
image courtesy fong qi wet

pom pom exploded 01, singapore
image courtesy fong qi wet

hydrangea exploded 01, singapore
image courtesy fong qi wet

rose exploded 02, singapore
image courtesy fong qi wet

Shintaro Ohata’s 2D Painting + 3D Sculpture

One of the coolest things about uncovering the work of global artists is witnessing genius as it happens. It’s a magical moment when you see something you’ve never seen done before, an inspired painting or composition that introduces you to the world in a new way, through a perspective or from an angle you never considered before.
Hiroshima’s Shintaro Ohata is one of those artists who shows us everyday scenes in a manner we haven’t seen it before. Resplendent with emotion, Ohata’s sculptural paintings are an amalgamation of two- and three-dimensional art, in which a 3D sculpture is placed in front of a 2D painting that serves as its backdrop. It’s as though the characters depicted in the scene have jumped free of their backgrounds and into real life. I can only imagine how, upon seeing one of these pieces in real life, it would be difficult to resist the urge to touch it. Breathtaking.