A monograph on the beautiful, lush, brightly colored, rich, scientifically precise yet surreal paintings of Tiffany Bozic, inspired by nature and reminiscent of vintage natural history illustrations, is available for purchase from Gingko Press.
Rebekah Bogard‘s cute, pink and white, rabbit-like ceramic sculpture creatures, arranged in installations, explore themes of gender, femininity, and sexuality. As Rebekah says in her artist statement on her Website, “I enjoy utilizing animals because they are beautiful and mysterious creatures, vulnerable to relations with humans. This susceptibility gives them a sense of benevolence that is often lacking in human associations….Some pieces look cute, sweet and innocent, but upon closer inspection, one realizes that the piece is conceptually more complicated. They may be read simultaneously as happy-go-lucky as well as melancholic and out of place. I blend the beautiful with the sad, fantasy with reality, idealism with truth as well as the sexual with the innocent.”
Tags: animals, ceramic, ceramics, creature, cute, cute n creepy little creatures, fauna, femininity, fleshy, flora, flowers, innocence/menace, installation art, sculptures, sexuality, sweet/melancholy, weird sculptures, woodland creatures
Marco Mazzoni‘s new show, River of Milk, is currently exhibiting at Roq La Rue. Bright, startlingly vivid, and poetic, these vibrantly colored pieces are dreamlike and evoke a sense of poignancy, such as the almost stunning emotion and visual impact given off by the vision of the crow-wreathed face in Medusa (below). See the entire show here.
Last but not least, not included in the show, this is an image posted on Marco Mazzoni’s Tumblr page of a stunningly gorgeous triptych entitled The Songwriters (click for larger image):
Tags: bizarre, ceramic, colorful, exposed anatomy, fleshy, flora, flour-white face, flour-white flesh, flowers, grotesque, horns, sculptures, unnaturally colored flesh, visceral, weird sculptures, wound
Lorenzo Nanni makes incredibly intricate, beautiful (often wearable) art, taking inspiration in an amazing way from organic forms and anatomical structures, reflecting a kind of gorgeous hybridization between animal and plant life, often replete with creaturesque tendrils seeming to infest as well as adorn the host. He creates his own breathtaking “lifeforms” from craft materials. I particularly love his Arteries, Veins series, the way that they depict details from anatomy as a textbook would, but in the startlingly tangible materials of his craft: felt, beads, embroidery. They look so visceral, so intricate, but remind us at the same time of their artificial construction, the biological juxtaposed with the inorganic.
Found via Haute Macabre
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