Monday, 16 July 2012

Everyday People Required

Spencer Tunick - he is a widely recognised artist and photographer of the Human Form. Having shot over 75 Human installations they are not images that you would recognise at first glance - his large scale nudist shoots require thought and concentration.

His images explore social, political, and legal issues surrounding art in the public sphere - the use of colour, composition and layers creates an arresting ... and interesting visual form. His love and passion for the Human form is a celebration - although being arrested 5 times and banned from certain countries there is a certain truth and emotive connective with the naked body that he represents. And I'm certainly drawn in ...

How does it make you feel? Are you opposed to the severe nudity and expression of his work or like me do you relish in the thought that he is challenging and supporting the Human body - giving us a voice - a platform to leap from?

Images courtesy of Spencer Tunick.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Niky Roehreke

Niky Roehreke is a German/Japanese Illustrator whose work crosses no boundaries in drawing, doodling, collages and scanning her everyday routine. 

I heard about her work through a link from the infamous DR.ME - the collaborative brotherhood of artists and designers Eddy Ryan and Mark Edwards. They have worked with Mike Perry since 2010 and he wanted to celebrate and thank those young, emerging designers who have helped him.

On the site couldnotwithoutyou he releases those artists and one which caught my eye was Niky Roehreke - a beautiful and at-the-moment artist whose work is both challenging and visually rewarding. I love her exploration into language combined with a collage of images and hand drawn elements.

It is fresh, subversive and awkward at moments but I love her alternative view on what is expected ... normal ... banal!

For more of her work please see it here - It's a must you will enjoy!

Images courtesy of Niky Roehreke.

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