Original Magazine welcomes 10 aspiring and emerging artists
Here, remarkable talents showcase their multi-disciplinary work that explores a range of themes from a sense of normality in a sea of uncertainty to folklore and fantasy. It is unbridled and ambitious, thoughtful and inspiring. It’s also unmissable.
Back Where We Started From. “Part of my routine during Brazil’s worst moment in the COVID-19 pandemic was to document my immediate surroundings with my loved ones. Looking for a sense of normality, all we found is uncertainty. This project explores the circumstances in which the pandemic affects our lives.”
Mika Plutitskaya’s practice is based upon playing with mythic structures of the past and memory and recycling them. “My approach grows from contextual research. I screen over films, found photo archives, children’s songs, animation and architecture, trying to identify archetypal images which hold the potential of emotional memory and subjective time. Then I develop the imagery through the practice of repetition, overlapping, zooming and cropping and playing with paint, seeking pictorial ambiguity and mutual mirroring.”
Mirror 1 Folktale Series
Tsar Daughter 1 Folktale Series
Guest 5 Like A Merry Go Round Series
Brothers 1 Folktale Series
Chloe Fitzpatrick is a Scottish Jewellery artist. For her ‘Inner Beauty’ collection Chloe decided to focus on an animal perceived as ugly and show the true beauty hidden within the creature. “I feel like it is so important to recognise that beauty is all around us, especially in the weirdest, strangest or most hidden places. I created this collection with the intention of reminding people that you can find beauty in the most unusual places.”
Sam Heydt – surreal normality. “Covid19 has scanned the United States like a black light in an hourly rate motel room that is America. This body of work is a surrealistic response to the surreal normality worn by our current reality. While globally the curve has flattened, the drawbacks of a self-proclaimed free society manifest as spikes in cases throughout the United States, where wearing a mask has become a partisan issue, positioned at odds with civil rights rather than in line public safety. As the repercussions of loosening lockdown ripple through the population, the post-pandemic rush to normality has proven to be too hasty.”
Pulling Apart Heterotopia
Lip Eyes Your Face In Mine
Jo Terrien (1995), an artist based in Paris, disrupts the standards of photography by using alternative processes to alter her photographs, Jo brings the audience closer to her subjects. In a world where we consume images at hyper speed, her work forces us to pause and reflect.
江峰 Jiang Feng – U.S. (unwholesome shelter). “This series juxtaposes the torn and dirty USian flag with naked bodies of all genders, races, sexuality, nationality, and cultural backgrounds. The images capture their vulnerability, emotions, and strength, critiquing the United States as the dreamland and shelter for all. The U.S. is alleged to be the most open and tolerant country but fails to welcome people from various backgrounds equally.”
Jillian is a contemporary figurative abstract painter based in Dallas, TX. “Tranquil Links collection is about couples sharing intimate moments with one another. Those quiet subtle moments that establish the strong peaceful link between them.”
Yes, my darling
Tell it like it is
Montserrat Camargo explores the desire to live as characters following a script, perhaps, even to liberate herself from the burdens of her own experiences. The works revolve around the concepts of intimacy, privacy and domestic spaces.
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Eleanor Sanghara – self portrait on self awakening. Sanghara is an emerging Asian-British artist. Her practice explores decolonisation and the repression of mixed race identities, especially in relation to colonialist oppressions within technologies, and the marginalisation of those living in the diaspora.
Is a Place on Earth I
Self Portrait on Self Awakening
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Daryna Nesterenko is a contemporary artist. Her paintings form a narrative where each artwork is a part of a storyline and is filled with particular feelings, emotions, memories and most importantly, the beauty of the female body. These artworks showcase her worldview and the path to accepting and loving herself. There are many symbols to her works , however the central theme is dissolution – the process of dissolving in space and nature through accepting one`s human nature. Her story is alive and is constantly changing