I’m excited to share some interesting fine art with you for the second installment of Suzanne’s Selection. Unusual materials and subject matter shines through the clutter of every day art.
Seung Mo Park
South Korean artist Seung Mo Park created a stunning series of giant portraits made with layers of wire mesh. Yeah, that’s layers of wire mesh.
KAI’s Hip Hop Royalty Paintings
Street artist Kai is showing some of hip hop’s biggest names in a whole new light. The acclaimed painter unveiled his new exhibit “Now Royalty” at the Guetta Gallery in Los Angeles last week. The 26-piece collection depicts rappers as noblemen, and poets of society. Diddy, Drake, Eminem, Jay-Z, and Kanye West are just some of the MCs rocking armor, robes and a few swords for the exhibit.
Enrique Marty’s Shrunken Sculptural Portraits
Enrique Marty’s sculptures depict everyday life with exaggeration. He begins by making molds of actual people, and then he plays
with proportion. In this way, his work is like a tragicomedy, showing humor and horror at the same time.
Aganetha Dyck Sculpts with the Bees
“I am a multi-media Canadian artist who is interested in language and communication; how knowledge is transported and transcribed between humans and other species. I am interested in inter species communication. I have chosen to sculpt and draw collaboratively with the honeybees for the past 14 years. My research has included the bees’ use of sound, sight, scent, vibration, and dance. I am studying the bees’ use of the earth’s magnetic fields as well as their use of the pheromones they produce to communicate with one another, with other species and possibly with the foliage they pollinate. The bees’ work can take years to complete due to a short summer bee-keeping season of 7-9 weeks a year. I spend the rest of the year researching, traveling, and preparing work for the next bee-keeping season.”
Bovey Lee’s Cut Paper
Chinese artist Bovey Lee creates paper cutout drawings, seeking to contemporise the ancient Chinese folk art through her modern day versions of it.
The Eagleman Stag
This movie is a must see and won the 2011 Bafta award for best animation. Stop-motion animated, the film incorporates thousands of hand-created models across 115 sets to tell the story of Peter Eagleman. From a young age, Peter possessed a peculiar awareness of time. Obsessed with the concept that any unit of time represents a differing fraction of one’s life depending on age, he becomes preoccupied with this “speeding up” of time as he grows older, and longs to reverse the process.