Larger-than-life compressed charcoal drawings of women by Clio Newton. These photorealistic portraits powerfully reveal the subject with a greatness of intimacy and strikingly beautiful detail.
Solar Egg is an enormous elegant eggshaped woodburning sauna by Bigert & Bergstrom. The project is part of an urban redevelopment effort in Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden. The egg has a height of five meters and can seat up to eight people. It is comprised of a pine wood interior and has highly reflective goldplated steel exterior panels that reflect the environment surrounding the sauna. In the center rests a heartshaped stove cast from iron. Solar Egg is a sculptural symbol meant to prompt thoughts of rebirth. The sauna occupies a key position in the arctic climate of Lapland and is intended as a room for warmth and reflection. It is an incubator that nurtures conversation and the exchange of ideas. When not in use, Solar Egg can be broken down into 69 separate components parts, rendering the entire sauna completely mobile.
“Choosing to create only beauty feels artificial. Thus I create both ugliness and the beautiful. You cannot sever the two. The expression that results is a natural chaos. I project anarchy, anxiety, the grotesque, the absurd and the irrational into my work. By doing so I attain harmony. This is my art. Put simply, I paint humanity (the spirit).” Daisuke Ichiba
Mirage is part of an art installation series called “Desert X” which features site-specific work by new and emerging artists curated by artistic director Neville Wakefield. As part of the exhibit, California-based artist Doug Aitken created a house of mirrors inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and the American West. Situated at the junction of the San Jacinto Mountains and the Coachella Valley, Mirage acts as a kaleidoscope to reflect and distort the surrounding arid and beautiful landscape.
Collage art by Eugenia Loli
Sushi Cats by Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts
Hyperrealistic portraits rendered in graphite and charcoal on large sheets of cartridge paper by Arinze Stanley
Mixed media collage by Jesse Draxler
Photo montages by Laurent Chéhère
Paintings by Taylor White
Drawings by Alex Badea
Fine art manga by Tamura Yoshiyasu
Hand embroidery by Jessica So Ren Tang
Charcoal and black stone drawings by Valentin van der Meulen
Manga art by Suehiro Maruo
Painted self-portraits by Sophie Derrick
Paintbrush paintings by Rebecca Szeto
Murals by Julien Malland
Digital sculptures of Star Wars characters reimagined as ancient greek statues by Travis Durden
Wood sculptures by Gehard Demetz