“Why do humans tend to prefer strict geometric design when nature seems to flow in a chaotic and organic way?”
That’s the question Swedish cross-media artist Erik Söderberg poses with this series of images. Exploring fractals, patterns and geometry in relation with chaos, flow and contrast, Erik’s work uses the phi ratio (1.618) as a golden mean to create his work.
You can’t go wrong with pictures of clothed monkeys. You just can’t—the Internet is bound to eat that shit up. What otherwise sounds silly, has been tastefully executed by US-based photographer Hiroshi Watanabe, in an upcoming exhibit titled Suo Sarumawashi. I believe that Watanabe’s primate photography foray is not only eye-candy, but also matter for the creative mind too.
I was checking out the work of cartoonist and illustrator Eleanor Davis the other day when I discovered Never Ever Even, a collaboration project she started with artist Katherine Guillen. Described as an “Illustration and Design Superteam”, the duo have worked together on and off for the last few years. Together they have worked on a small but fruitful collection of projects, my favorite of which is a series of 8 gouache paintings called Diplopia.
As I began to explore the facets of neon it started to occur to me that neon is rarely used for high-end purposes, save perhaps for the work of Bruce Nauman. This interesting project by Lorenzo Vitturi uses neon to highlight the differences between the old and what’s new.