I finally got round to editing my photos from Art Stage in January. Talk about procrastination! (I still have some unposted switzerland photos from 2011 ermahgawd.) Instead of simply taking photos of art, I tried to compose them as I saw them at the exhibition - different art side by side, visitors interacting and viewing the art. But then again I just sound self-inflated don't I? These are just photos of art in the end.
I couldn't identify all the artists of the artwork I took photos of, unfortunately. I didn't note down the artists' name when I took the photos, as I assumed I would get the catalogue later. However the catalogue was more pricey than the previous years' art stage catalogue, so being a poor student I handed the catalogue back to the sales assistant (who probably figured that I was a poor student). However I did take note of a few artworks that I photographed.
These 3D acrylic pieces by Adam Neate in their bright neon, primary colours caught my eye. He illustrated stories within each frame, and brought out the lines of the space (interior of an airplane, bathroom) with simple shapes.
I love this series by Fumihiro Takemura. As a map enthusiast, I spent a bit of time just following the lines and seeing how tiny cities distort the regular grid of lines created.
Sherna Teperson - Future Perfect. This reminded me of the process models we make from archi school.
One of the pieces from Yayoi Kusama
and a painting from Yayoi Kusama
My favourite pieces were the waterfalls by Hiroshi Senju.
The delicateness of the details really make the whole painting, which spoke to me in its stillness of motion.
a really huge Hiroshi Senju painting from another gallery.
If I were to invest in art in the future, Hiroshi Senju's work would definitely be one of my firsts.
Ai Wei Wei & Eric So - AIBUDAO
a pretty disturbing glass encased scene of soldiers being attacked by skeletons and strange humanoid creatures in the forest
Architect Juergen Meyer who came to talk to us in school said he took inspiration from these patterns within envelopes. I can't find the name of the artist of this work though.
A kinetic installation by Shinji Ohmaki
there's a certain desolateness to this meerkat.
Chiharu Shiota. Do you see it?
Hiroshi Sugimoto's photos evoked the same atmosphere as Hiroshi Senju's painting for me. I guess it is how they captured nature that really moved me.
a tiny room, part of a larger sculpture
Mylyn Nguyen. These pieces were such fun to look at. They have a bit of a studio Ghibli, fantastical element to them.
Installation at the entrance designed by Architect Yann Follain of WY-TO.