HUMANOID INSECTS BY MAD MEG

by Ariadna Zierold

MAD MEG, ILLUSTRATION, MONOCHROME, INSECTS, HUMANOID, HUMOR, UPPER PLAYGROUND

Mad Meg ‘s harmonious and nightmarish universe is a reflection of our time, our
society. Influenced by French and international news and politics, Mad Meg is engaged, relating it all to us with a ferocity of vision and considerable humor.
Far from fairy tales with their happy endings, the artist confronts her own childhood stories, yet adjusts their course. Here the relationship to the marvellous ceases to exist; Mad Meg breaths life into her characters, and she lets them die—just like in real life.

MAD MEG, ILLUSTRATION, MONOCHROME, INSECTS, HUMANOID, HUMOR, UPPER PLAYGROUND MAD MEG, ILLUSTRATION, MONOCHROME, INSECTS, HUMANOID, HUMOR, UPPER PLAYGROUND MAD MEG, ILLUSTRATION, MONOCHROME, INSECTS, HUMANOID, HUMOR, UPPER PLAYGROUND MAD MEG, ILLUSTRATION, MONOCHROME, INSECTS, HUMANOID, HUMOR, UPPER PLAYGROUND MAD MEG, ILLUSTRATION, MONOCHROME, INSECTS, HUMANOID, HUMOR, UPPER PLAYGROUND MAD MEG, ILLUSTRATION, MONOCHROME, INSECTS, HUMANOID, HUMOR, UPPER PLAYGROUND

ANIMATED OBJECTS BY RONIT BARANGA

by Ariadna Zierold

ronit baranga, sculpture, objects, ceramic, emotions, humanoid, upper playground

Ronit Baranga‘s  sculptures animate every day objects such as dishes, tea cups, and saucers, offering them the ability to express the full spectrum of human emotions. Even her humanoid figures sprout new body parts as if their skin has a mind of its own. Baranga’s works express an undercurrent of pain, violence, joy, and tranquility.

ronit baranga, sculpture, objects, ceramic, emotions, humanoid, upper playground

“I took the simple utensil- the utensil we take for granted, the passive utensil- and I gave it the limbs with which we use it. So, now the utensil is in a different place. It is active. It can decide whether to use itself, whether to allow me to use it, or whether to run away.”

ronit baranga, sculpture, objects, ceramic, emotions, humanoid, upper playground ronit baranga, sculpture, objects, ceramic, emotions, humanoid, upper playground ronit baranga, sculpture, objects, ceramic, emotions, humanoid, upper playground ronit baranga, sculpture, objects, ceramic, emotions, humanoid, upper playground ronit baranga, sculpture, objects, ceramic, emotions, humanoid, upper playground

GROTESQUE HUMANOIDS BY DONGWOOK LEE

by Ariadna Zierold

dongwook lee, sculpture, humanoid, grotesque, upper playground

The grotesque miniatures of Korean sculptor Dongwook Lee are not for everyone, and yet his work stems from what he describes as a basic concern for all human beings.

dongwook lee, sculpture, humanoid, grotesque, upper playground

Seoul, Korea based artist’s figures are small-scale sculptural works, most measuring no more than 12″ inches high made of Polymer clay, that typically depict contorted human forms. His use of figures has been associated to Lee’s personal hobby of collecting toys, plastic products that he incorporates as the main motif of his art.

dongwook lee, sculpture, humanoid, grotesque, upper playground dongwook lee, sculpture, humanoid, grotesque, upper playground dongwook lee, sculpture, humanoid, grotesque, upper playground