Austria-based artist Alice Wellinger creates surreal imagery that deals with the troubles of daily life and of childhood memories. Her realistic approach to these figures and accompanying subjects has a eerie effect—it’s as if they actually exist, but in a way that’s similar to a vivid dream. While her editorial illustrations are colorful, with conceptual ideas, her personal work, dealing with everything from gender to the relationship between humanity and nature, is ironic and dark.
Scotish artist Philip Jackson is a renowned sculptor with an outstanding ability to convey the human condition through skillful use of body language. He produces figures both imposing and operatic in their narrative and presence, which are recognizable worldwide.
Powerful and beautifully sculpted, Jackson’s meticulously precise posturing of each piece creates an overwhelming sense of drama. Whether with the prestigious, figuratively detailed public monuments and statues for which he is often commissioned, or his hauntingly elegant and theatrically enigmatic gallery sculptures, Philip Jackson’s work is truly awe inspiring – it never fails to move people.
This band is making our year feel like there is something special in the air. This is the second Lower Dens song (see ‘Brains’) that is on our constant playlist, and this video is something to behold on the eerie, shoegaze tip.