We challenge artists to envision their work in new dimensions by translating elements of their paintings, drawings, or prints into sculptural, 3D forms.
Martin Lukáč is a Slovak painter living and working in Prague, Czech Republic. Intrigued by the repetition of cultural images such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles superheroes, Lukáč is known for his highly energized paintings of their profiles, which he notes, expresses a kind of hidden anger.
Adam Lister is an American-born artist and painter. In his pixelated paintings, he explores iconic images burned into the western psyche from exposure to art history and pop culture. His method of abstracting these images is inspired by his love of the 8-bit graphics of Atari and Nintendo.
The skull is a self portrait of the human race. It’s a reminder of our fragile existence and the fact that under our skin, at our core, we are all the same. This sculpture is based on the geometric hard edge approach I’ve been using in my paintings. It relates to architecture and mathematics, drawing connections between time and structure, and the delicate unavoidability of death.
Mark Jenkins is an American artist who makes sculptural street installations. Jenkins' practice of street art is to use the "street as a stage" where his sculptures interact with the surrounding environment including passersby who unknowingly become actors.
“Collectively I refer to the project as the Glazed Paradise, an extra dimensional place mostly in my mind full of characters. Ordinarily, something like this would be a book, but I manifest the characters on the street so that people, dogs, pigeons, etc unknowingly become part of the story. Sometimes the characters have been rescued by ambulances, destroyed by bomb squads, set on fire by angry residents, or adopted by bar owners. I've done these installations in over 30 countries and each time it ends differently although often for the characters it's on the tragic side.”
The Berlin-based studio Vater Studio, founded by Lucas Doerre and Marius Sperlich, pulls double duty as fine artists and creative directors. A multimedia studio, Vater Studio seamlessly shifts from traditional formats like sculpture, graphic design, and photography to 3D animation, 3D printing, and other new media art forms.
What does it mean to be one’s self? And how does one reveal or become this authentic self in a society that actively discourages it? Humans routinely hide their true selves behind various masks, adapting to a system of rules and social pressures that produce fear. This series channels the pressures that weaken humans, causing us to look for areas of retreat and routes of escape.
Joey Yu is an illustrator, animator and curator living in London. In the words of Kadish Morris of G-IRL, “Expression, curiosity and ambience is at the centre of Joey Yu’s illustrations. Her practice is an autobiographical reflection of the busy world around her and although she’s at the dawn of a bright future, she has already worked with some big name clients include The New York Times, ASOS and The British Council.”
Chinese vases, whilst steeped in history, also convey beautiful sculptural stories. These slow moments captured on these objects will last forever - acting as poetry with no words.
“The designs I kept pretty traditional, with subtle modern nods in each such as a car, a girl on her phone for example. They all capture a slow, tender moment, stretching it out forever in time. I like to think of it as sculpture poetry.”
Brad Teodoruk draws inspiration everywhere: from pop culture, through current affairs and conversations with friends, to antique birdwatching guides and poetry. Like a prism in reverse, these influences confer through the artist and focus into a single artwork, with floating phrases and disjointed images merging into visual poetry.
Yours to Keep by Sticky Fingers
Album Cover by Brad Teodoruk