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Floryan Varennes’ suspended assemblages of medical plastic, stainless steel and jewelry explore a history of violence as a means to strengthen the soul. Their abstract shapes and motions are accompanied by a curatorial text that swirls in tune with the creations, all for you to immerse yourself in today’s SWARM MAG installment.
Robert Roest’s paintings of candid dog snapshots play with the absurdity that new media sometimes deliver, emphasizing the uncanny, unexpected aspects of visual technologies. Without clinching to a particular style, the artist instead suits his tools to the tasks at hand, and in this insightful interview explains the backstory of the images of loving pets turned demonic.
Harry Appleyard’s engraving-like 3D images rise streaked with hued reflections to show an “unassumingly crucial underside to an otherwise unmarred look at the world.” In today’s article, Harry discusses his inspirations that led him to his creative process that resembles a digital archaeology.
“Maybe there is a little bit of a dog in me too.” Andrew Tseng, Amsterdam-based illustrator, visual artist and occasional clay sculptor, brings to life warped, spilling shapes in drawings that feature canines more often than not. Read about his love for four-legged companions, and his designing techniques and approaches in the exclusive interview below.
Combining intuitive lightness and material mastery, the Israeli-based duo of Merav Kamel and Halil Balabin open our new theme with their collaborative work. Along with touching on the benefits of their creative, organic process, we are provided with a peek into their recent project that in painting and sculpture provokes our pattern-seeking tendencies.
It's 2022. We are tired, you are tired. Let's get comfy and look at animals videos on YouTube. For the opening theme of this year, we have chosen to find joy in the patterns, softness, lives and brilliance of non-human animals. The article is accompanied by tailor-made animation and art by Roberta Curcă. So, we are asking: WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?
What makes for a great font? What to look for in one? And do we even need new types? The duo behind Heavyweight, the renowned Prague-based type design service, answer these and other questions to the letter, offering a unique and well-founded perspective into the field of typography even for the uninitiated.
“I do believe that VR has the potential to host some of the best art and cultural objects the world has ever seen.” Interdisciplinary artist Samuel Capps creates virtual landscapes and objects that might seem familiar in a dream but that fail to be identified once you wake up. Enjoy an interview with the artist.
Czech artist Lenka Glisníková mainly focuses on photography but uses it as a foundation from which she overarches several other expressive media, such as sculpture, performance, installation or digital manipulation. Her exploratory works often touch on how the constantly expanding presence of technology in our lives shapes our day-to-day reality.
A soft cave, a robot dog and harmonious solitude... Mit Borrás’ vision of the future is one where technology returns humans to a primordial, ritualistic state, ultimately merging with nature, transcending that dichotomy claiming tech is somehow separated from our souls. The HEAVVEN exhibition develops the Cycle even further, so delve into the curatorial and authorial texts to this Ship of Theseus.
Can our memory be corrupted by art and should the viewer take bigger responsibility for how they perceive said art? Michele Gabriele's distinctive artworks try to feel the borders of the gap between the art piece and the perception of the ones that observe it.
Conveying the uncomfortable state of a soul inhabiting flesh that does not reflect its infinite nature is a delicate process. Skyler Pham has taken to expressing this existential friction through their 3D figures which, with their abstract shapes and shells, have overcome this terminality, becoming pre-images for a post-contemporary world.
The phantastechnological realms and brilliant creatures you see are the neon tears of Axeknight’s 3D muses. Inspired by music and video games, the entities conjured predicate a distant world removed far from human comprehension. Perhaps your vertigo may be allayed by this exclusive SWARM MAG interview with their creator.
When you encounter the vibrant, mesmerizing audiovisual works of Czech artist Jan Matýsek, which often accompany his immersive tongue-in-cheek installations, you feel immediately drawn in as if by ritualistic incantations intended to put you on the cusp of an almost trance-like state.
Enter Heim Group, the fashion and visual designer brand, and their recent collection concept oscillating between the sacred and blasphemous. “...Angels chirping, they whispered that a person is able to rise to the level of god only when the devil overcomes them.” Strap up and step in, for the divine may yet be the future.
The objects Audrey Large crafts carry an ever-evolving aspect and aim to challenge our perception of surfaces. Exclusively for SWARM Mag, the French, Rotterdam-based artist wrote a series of in-depth insights about her most loved and intricate bodies of work, heavily influenced by American researcher Jane Bennet who centers her investigations around “vibrating matter”.
Dig with us into the crates of electro, an often-forgotten genre which spawned multitudes of music genres in the 80s and is now coming back in force. Accompanied by an interview with the author of the text’s mesmerizing images, Sofia Palm, SWARM MAG invites you to an audiovisual journey with plenty forward-looking tunes coming to a club near you soon.
“My ideas are centred around identity, feminism, and self-destructive behaviours,” sums up London-born artist Hebe Riches-Wohlrab aka 3834 her glistening, smooth and slightly sinister 3D creations. Hebe was kind enough to let us have a taste of her creative processes in an exclusive interview. Enjoy her insights below.
SWARM MAG and selected Portuguese visual artists came together to create the latest edition of the Lobster Scarf Collection, this time on the topic of Future Forecasting. Delve into the collaborative project’s motivations, perspectives and inspirations along with interviews with the involved artists. Stay warm and keep the future fun!
Hello wanderer, you've stumbled upon the Gooniverse. Feel free to enjoy your presence here despite (or thanks to) your confusion – this world wasn't made to make sense to you. You're welcomed to soak up Balfua's wildly intricate and layered artistic vision.