Author - Kelly Paik

Undersides of bridges by Floriane de Lasée

In the simple act of turning our familiar world upside down, Paris-based photographer, Floriane de Lasée, turns once recognizable bridges into vertigo-inducing abstract forms. The artist roams Europe and Asia to find and catalogue the undersides of bridges. Then challenges our sense of gravity by making water become sky. Metal and concrete that...

Topographical line works by Katy Ann Gilmore

There’s something very soothing and satisfying about looking at the mesh-patterned works of LA-based artist, Katy Ann Gilmore. Trails of 2-dimensional bisecting lines meander across the canvas and trick the eye to see 3-dimensional form. Maybe it’s the simplicity of the flowing, undulating lines that come together to create stunning mountain...

7 sculptures by Bernini that earned him his fame

By the age of ten, Gian Lorenzo Bernini had garnered so much attention for his talent, he was presented to the Pope in Rome. And on seeing the young prodigy draw in his presence, the Pope declared Bernini would grow up to become the Michelangelo of his age. Maybe it was a tall claim to make for a boy of ten but ultimately one Bernini would live up...

The double exposure self-portraits of Miki Takahashi

There’s a subtle kind of beauty to Miki Takahashi’s double exposure photos. Overtly feminine self-portraits combine with both urban and natural scenes in a harmonious intermingling which masks a deeper emotional drama. Takashashi might carefully turn her head just enough to expose her neck and create a sense of vulnerability and interest. The...

Scenes from the apocalypse by Yuri Shwedoff

Moscow-based painter, Yuri Shwedoff, creates post-apocalyptic scenes that captivate us with clever sci-fi and fantasy themed imagery. The artist utilizes both traditional paint mediums as well as digital tools to create pieces filled with a sense of desolation, melancholy, or even humor. Each composition brings with it a strong backstory as if the...

Inside the photographic diary of Monia Merlo

Monia Merlo picked up photography two years ago as a means to express her emotions visually, emotions she was having a hard time formulating into words. The images have a dreamy, evanescent quality, presenting the viewer with idealized female subjects in visually striking spaces that hint at feelings of isolation and brooding. ‘Inside the...

The evocative photographic works of Eric Guo

Eric Guo is a Chinese photographer living and working in Hangzhou, China. His provocative photographic style with dramatic lighting and an outpouring of emotive mood betrays an educational background in fine arts. The works contain a range of stylistic approaches, sometimes representing a straightforward documentation of a person or group of...