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1989. China. Czechoslovakia. One meeting place – Moscow. Linda Zhengová’s photo series captures the artist’s complicated family history. Be it living under different communist regimes thousands of kilometers apart, the inherent cultural differences, or even their eventual separation, the KULISHEK series create an intimate narrative of a family forged and fragmented in a globalizing world.
Jean-Baptiste Janisset opens our Family Business theme with idiosyncratic sculptural compositions of the divine. The Holy Mothers in mother-of-pearl are dissolved and reimagined into new affects as “there is no more total form, identifiable or assignable, only this infinite swarming of symbols,” as Ingrid Luquet-Gad elucidates in the accompanying texts.
“Love is a biological weapon that bodies make to survive extinction and evolution.” 3D creator Lolita 111000, the first Spanish artist to be represented by a digital avatar, breathes life into trans-species creatures that reflect her deep adoration of non-human animals. Her work is inspired by posthumanism, biology, and friends. Enjoy an interview drenched in 'chaotic good' energy.
In the atmospheres of Jimmy Beauquesne’s artworks, there reside fantasies of the natural world, celebrities, and entities beyond language or reason. Let the French artist’s words and images in today’s interview mesmerize you into a dreamy sense of longing.
Daniel Drabek’s monsters are not for the sterile gallery wall: the Italian-Swiss visual artist’s creations find their home on posters, album covers, clothing and stickers, among other surfaces. Today, Daniel provides a glimpse into the role of spontaneously projecting memory into his art and reveling in the distortions that emerge.
In exploring what lies between individuals’ boundaries, Zu Kalinowska creates assemblages whose unlikely material combinations represent the merging of different bodies and their greater picture. Delve into the images and curatorial texts from her 2022 exhibition “Mortal Shell” and see for yourself just how much you allow otherness change your being.
If you glean inspiration by René Magritte from the wearable art by fashion designer and artist Venera Kazarova, you are not wrong. Whimsical videos and photoshoots feature peculiar humanoids morphing with animals and flowers made of fabric and paper – the artist's favourite material – about the love for which, and more, she talks in the interview below.
Desires incompatible with a conservative society take on a unique form in Dae uk Kim’s artworks, expressing his yearning for beautification through the creation of “mutant” furniture and utile objects. Dive into today’s interview to explore the fascinating facets of his creative process!
Are human beings not insular individuals but teeming interspecies colonies of assorted tissues and bacteria? Czech intermedia artist Nela Pietrová links visual art with research practice to find a deeper understanding of the queer nature of metamorphosing (co-)dependent substances and, ultimately, herself.
The thick hair hiding the personalities in Erik Sandberg’s paintings may not be opaque at all, the growth speaking and representing volumes of its own. This exploration of our oft-derided animal nature reminds us that even in a sterilized and epilated world, body hair and fur have an allure of their own.
The eclectic 3D compositions of Laurent Allard breathe movement into a visual genre traditionally depicting the static. By employing digital tools, the artist creates a sense of fluidity in the materials, bordering on the grotesque and naive.
Anna Ruth’s love for nature shows in her every brushstroke. The Prague-based artist and musician conjures sensual and yet mysterious images, which never lose their touch with playfulness and a gentle joy. In today’s interview, you will learn about her relationship to the living world and its representation in her art.
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.
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.
“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.
Art-curatorial project Is It Just a Myth? moves across physical and virtual landscapes. The visitor experiences an encounter with the work and untouched nature through the flat screen of their device. Via these means, curator Bára Čápová is looking for new ways of creating and presenting art at the border between online and physical interfaces.