Following on from the great feedback we received for using reader artwork in previous issues, our Pictures Editor, Taryn Kalish, reached out to our readers again for their artistic input for our Summer 2018 issue, Endings.
Below, we look at each piece more closely.
We would like to thank all of our contributors for these wonderful pieces.
If you would like to be involved in contributing artwork for the next issue, please contact Taryn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover: Clash of Civilisation by Pod Hughes
Contents page: Female Black Bodies by Shannon Bono
Artwork description: Medium-Collage on paper | Date-2018 | Website-www.bono-art.com
The anatomical manipulation of these female black bodies re-appropriates its uses of the Western society in the 15th century and partially including contemporary conceptions. Choosing to only exhibit their bodies, not their heads or their identities is a direct reference to the exhibition of black female bodies in the past. I use the body for political agency and necessary representation for social change and the celebration of difference.
Ouroboros by Yvonne Yen
Description: A still image on a performance illustrating how the use of plastic may influence the life cycle of our future generation.
Sunset Grid by Nicolas Baird
A brick’s impression of Granary Square – rust by Rose Zhou
Description: This piece originates from a generative drawing created by feeding live video stream of the Granary Square to a custom software written in Processing.
Now You See Me 1.1 by Maritina Keleri
Description: The choice of eyes, as a theme in this stereogram, plays an important role, since this work is a pun about view. While the stereogramic 3D is visible the multiple gazes from the eyes look stronger; referring to Nietzsche’s quote ‘when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you’. In my mind the abyss refers to infinity as well, hence the seemingly endless repetition of them.
Inner Body: pattern #02 by Riko Yasumiya
Description: Material: thread, plastic sheet.
It represents the beauty of human tissue with parallel lines and geometric pattern by thread.
Take me apart: Black Heart by Shannon Bono
Peels by Rose Zhou
Description: Peels is a drawing of dried orange peels.
Sophie Moates @sophiemoates
Not VR but real by Tere Chadwick
MEDIA: Ready Made / Installation
DESCRIPTION: This piece arises from the personal creative process of the artist, where she finds herself with the need of throwing away almost new products that fail because of programmed obsolescence. It is also a critic to the first world’s practice of paying countries like China to receive their trash. She has built up a dialogue with waste of her artworks and materials found at the Exposed Arts Projects. It is so easy to find trash, but so difficult to make it disappear… Is an invitation to disconnect for an instance from our smartphones and reflect upon what are we going to do in the physical world with all this waste?