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.
Artist Andrew Bell sculpts these Halloween-themed horrors – chocolate Kisses of Death and Kill Kat bars. And processed sweets aren’t the only subjects of Bell’s monstrous sculpture. His online gallery is filled with sake spirits, devilish apples, and a tofu-serving monster straight out of a vegetarian nightmare.
MEDIUM: Acrylic on resin, metal, paper
Turkish arist Ardan Ozmenoglu has created a series of three-dimensional trees out of layers of painted glass. The purpose of the project was to provide a social commentary of transience versus permanence in human culture and to encourage people to look at things from multiple perspectives.
I slice a flat image down to its constituent parts, like the levels of a topographic map. The flat image, existing now on multiple slides of glass, is abstracted and becomes sculpture, captured within and between the glass as it interacts with its medium and becomes a different image depending on the position of the viewer. This is the creation of dimension, mood and meaning for the viewer.
Korean artist Jin Young Lu creates transparent figures that invite the viewer to reflect on human identity and in particular on the loneliness and the difficulty that characterise relationships between individuals. The contrast between the haunting and sorrowful faces on her bottle figures with the vibrant colors and patterns that she partially covers her sculptures is what makes her work unique.
American artist Alexis Arnold grows crystals on books to create stunning effects. She uses laundry detergent to create the crystals which appear after the books are soaked in hot water and left to dry. When selecting objects to crystallize she was mostly concerned with objects that had lost their function or place, and printed books were fitting into this category more and more. Ms Arnold said she decided to start crystallizing books and the following day came across eight boxes of wonderful, old books on the side of the road. The reaction to her work and the interpretations vary but often the growth of the crystals symbolizes growth through childhood as many of the works are children’s fiction.