• 4 Works of Art | On Bums, Kale, Embroidery and Body Image

October 21, 2016

Art can be humorous, confronting, intriguing, inspiring or just plain disagreeable. Or all of those all at once! What do you make of these four works of art ..?

From top left to right:

  • Guillermina Baiguera 'paints' intricate works with embroidery. The attention to detail is incredible and inspiring. Find Guillermina on Flickr.
  • This painting called 'Project for a Door' by Anthea Hamilton ticks all the boxes above but for some is probably more disagreeable than anything else. It's just gone on show at Tate Britain and Hamilton has been nominated for this year’s Turner Prize, a prestigious and often controversial award for contemporary art. At 5 m high (16 ft) its design is based on the Italian architect Gaetano Pesce’s never-realised vision for an entrance to a New York apartment complex. Read more on the BBC culture article "The Age of the Bum", which is hilarious in itself!
  • Kale in a tissue box? At once humorous and thought-provoking this experimental photographic series by Australian photographer Carine Thévenau is called 'Tin Can Apartment'. The images conjure an ideal world where mother nature and industrialisation live in harmony.
  • London-based photographer Roos van de Kieft disrupts perception with his 'Body of Work' series that "aims to make the viewer conscious of their own physical body and question the way they perceive imagery". Definitely intriguing and beautifully created. First seen at I Need a Guide.



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