Kirstie van Noort (1986) sees design as a way to communicate a certain process or the story behind a material. When she is intrigued by one of these a study starts by making detailed test and experiments. The outcome of the research could form the foundation of the concept behind a final product or result in the research itself.
“Ways To Escape” was a small mixed media exhibition at 2022NQ, a small gallery space in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The exhibition was only a week long (14th – 23rd March 2013) – I caught it on the last day and glad I did. Above are my favorite works from the show, I love the neon ladder falling from the ceiling and the medical drip had headphones attached – which put you straight into a hospital bedside intensive care scenario!
Raqib Shaw is an Indian-born, London-based artist who shot to fame in the international art world at the age of 33.
His opulent paintings and sculptures evoke the work of Old Masters such as Holbein and Bosch in their treatment of often unsettling subjects. But they also reflect the ornate style of Persian miniatures and Kashmiri and Japanese textiles. Beneath their beautiful jewel-like surface is a collection of dark and violent images inspired by ancient myths and religious tales from both East and Western tradition.
The show, dedicated to art works purely made from paper included thirty one international artists. Below are two artists that caught my eye at the exhibition.
“Looking Back III” Acid-free A4 80gsm paper glue, framed by Peter Callesen
Love this artist, many of his works seem to build themselves from single sheets of paper, a great transition from two – three dimensions. Click on his name more his website where you will find so quite amazing art works.
“Notice – Forest”, Paper cut bag 2009 by Yuken Teruya.
Yuken Teruya is an artist based in New York.
He works with various materials such as toilet paper rolls, paper shopping bags and butterfly chrysalises. His ideas often reflect life and history of Okinawa, his homeland, an island near Taiwan. You can see more of his work here.