Italian photographer Matteo Mezzadri starting from the basic element of construction, the brick, built an entire model city in his studio and then photographed the buildings in primarily static, symmetrical compositions. The project “Minimal City” explores architectural density and the spatial components of the modern metropolis.
Jorge Mayet is a Cuban refugee now living and working in Mallorca, Spain, internationally known for his sculptures and installations . His most important works are his fantastic trees installations, depicting uprooted trees suspended by invisible threads, that seem like a metaphor for his yearning for his homeland.
Dominic Wilcox is a British artist who is well known for his unusual innovations. Wilcox works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative and thought provoking objects with a humorist approach .
Japanese artist Kohei Nawa used a mixture of detergent, glycerin and water to create the bubbly forms of his installation, entitled Foam. Visitors were allowed to walk through this giant cloud-like installation filled with ever-evolving foam shapes that, in Nawa’s own words, “should feel like [you’re] walking through clouds.”
Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno is known for his fantastic sculptures and public installations that merge art, architecture, and science. Poetic Cosmos of the Breath was an experimental solar dome launched in 2007 at Gunpowder Park, Essex, UK. The project was inspired by the dome created by Dominic Michaelis for the film Hu-Man.
Inspired by an inexplicable real life encounter, the fantasy fairies are painstakingly created from galvanised and stainless steel wire, by UK wire artist Robin Wight. Every fairy is a handmade sculpture uniquely crafted to your desired pose and installation requirements. The artist currently has several pieces on view at the Trentham Gardens.
CLOUD began as a large-scale interactive sculpture created from 6,000 light bulbs by Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett. The piece utilizes everyday domestic light bulbs and pull strings, re-imagining their potential to catalyze collaborative moments and create an experiential environment. As part of the process of building the sculpture, the artists collected burnt out incandescent light bulbs from the surrounding community, forging an informal relationship with non-artists, reducing costs, and asking audiences to reconsider household items in an alternative context. During exhibition, viewers interact with CLOUD, working as a collective to turn the entire sculpture on and off.
Myeongbeom Kim was born in Busan but currently lives and works in Seoul and Chicago. With his installations he creates surreal experiences through unexpected encounters between man-made objects and items from nature: a light bulb filled with water in which goldfish perform for the audience, a tree that floats in the air, suspended by colored balloons used both as a reference to a weakness waiting to explode and a falsely cheerful element…
His exhibits can be seen around the world, as his work is constantly growing and breaking free of the regular.
Korean artist Jee Young Lee creates visually intense fictional scenes is her room-sized studio in Seoul. In each of her stories, with herself as the protagonist, she adds plastic creativity and theatrical performance. Most of the stories are inspired from artist’s childhood memories and Korea’s folktales. The project is called Stage of Mind and no photo manipulation was used.
Korean artist Seon-Ghi Bahk creates sculptures from pieces of charcoal suspended from nylon filaments – objects or geometric shapes based on sketches made in an apparently architectural approach. The artist re-interprets mundane objects, presenting them to us in a context disassociated from their real environment. Apparently floating in a play of light and space, his installations embody the relationship between humans and nature.