GRAPHIC REFLECTION BY KYLE PLATTS

by Ariadna Zierold

kyle platts, sheffield, england, graphic, illustration, illustrations, bold, colorful, humor, narrative, reflection, macabre, comic, upper playgroundKyle Platts grew up in Sheffield, England, and despite being told by a careers advisor to work in a steel mill rather than pursue a career as a cartoonist, he studied illustration at Camberwell College of Arts and graduated in 2011. Since graduating he has had great success as a commercial freelance illustrator and has published two books. Kyle’s comics aim to create a graphic reflection of culture, where macabre content is juxtaposed with vibrant color and comic humor.

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Catropic Anamorphosis and Microscopic Sculptures | JONTY HURWITZ

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder, being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object.

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true form and beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object. One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture's obsession with youth and beauty. Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world's smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years. Via news.upperplayground.com (2)

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true form and beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object. One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture's obsession with youth and beauty. Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world's smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years. Via news.upperplayground.com (3)

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true form and beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object. One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture's obsession with youth and beauty. Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world's smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years. Via news.upperplayground.com (8)

One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture’s obsession with youth and beauty.

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true form and beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object. One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture's obsession with youth and beauty. Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world's smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years. Via news.upperplayground.com (1)

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true form and beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object. One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture's obsession with youth and beauty. Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world's smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years. Via news.upperplayground.com (4)

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true form and beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object. One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture's obsession with youth and beauty. Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world's smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years. Via news.upperplayground.com (6)
Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world’s smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years.

Photos: www.jontyhurwitz.com

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true form and beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object. One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture's obsession with youth and beauty. Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world's smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years. Via news.upperplayground.com (5)

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true form and beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object. One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture's obsession with youth and beauty. Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world's smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years. Via news.upperplayground.com (7)

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true form and beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object. One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture's obsession with youth and beauty. Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world's smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years. Via news.upperplayground.com (9)

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true form and beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object. One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture's obsession with youth and beauty. Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world's smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years. Via news.upperplayground.com (11)

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true form and beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object. One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture's obsession with youth and beauty. Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world's smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years. Via news.upperplayground.com (10)

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true form and beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object. One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture's obsession with youth and beauty. Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world's smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years. Via news.upperplayground.com (12)

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder being subjective and elusive. Artist and magician of modern technology, Jonty Hurwitz transcends his art beyond conventional form by means of engineering, mathematics and computer processing to create anamorphic sculptures that show their true form and beauty when placed in front of a cylindrical object. One of his prominent sculptures is called Rejuvenation, depicting the anamorphosis in art, which originated in the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci in 1485. The sculpture explores our culture's obsession with youth and beauty. Hurwitz has also pioneered a new frontier in art by creating the world's smallest sculpture in the order of 1/100th of a millimeter with the help of scanning electron microscopy, nanotechnology and two-photon lithography. He has won two Guinness World Records for the smallest human and animal sculptures in 2015, one of a woman and one of an elephant. The microscopic elephant sculpture was especially important because it highlighted the travesty of 100,000 elephants killed by poachers in Africa in three years. Via news.upperplayground.com (13)

Making Waves | PIERRE CARREAU

Photographer, Pierre Carreau’s AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau’s images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique.  One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore.

Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, “transfer the waves’ energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light.”

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (1)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (2)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (3)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (4)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (5)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (6)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (7)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (8)

Photographer, Pierre Carreau's AquaViva series effortlessly carries the range of the human condition in wave-like forms. Carreau's images of waves, each distinct from the other, captures a flash in time that is often unseen by the human eye. Carreau suspends each wave to expose its life, feeling and purpose, similar to the expression of emotional states in humans, such that feelings are universal, but the expression through an individual is what makes the experience unique. One cannot help but feel the formlessness of the bountiful ocean and its kinetic energy thrusting to shore. Carreau describes the goal of his work is to, "transfer the waves' energy to those who view them. Water is amazing, it has no color, but through reflection and refraction it can possess all of them, the entire spectrum of light." Via news.upperplayground.com (9)

Saner: Corazón Sangrante (Bleeding Heart) Opening March 16th

Screen shot 2012 02 27 at 3.55.48 PM Saner: Corazón Sangrante (Bleeding Heart) Opening March 16th Saner fifty24sf

FIFTY24SF Gallery, in association with Upper Playground, is pleased to announce Corazón Sangrante (Bleeding Heart), an exhibition featuring new works from Mexico City-based fine artist, Saner. After showing at our sister gallery, FIFTY24MX in Mexico City, this will be Saner’s first exhibition in our San Francisco space. The exhibition opens March 16, 2011.

Saner is a leading member of contemporary muralists and fine artists working in both Latin America and Europe. His mural work has been inspired by the Mexican Muralist Movement and David Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco, and Diego Rivera. For this exhibition, Saner will be presenting new paintings and drawings on paper, featuring his signature animal and human hybrid characters. His fine artwork is inspired and informed by research into Mexican custom and folklore, mysticism, masks, and skulls. The character’s most basic rituals are laid bare in each painting, allowing the viewer to see inside Saner’s personal symbology. As written by FIFTY24MX curator Liliana Carpinteyro, Saner’s “free and unpretentious spirit allows him to express a new Mexican vision.”

Saner (Edgar Flores) titled this exhibition “Corazón Sangrante” (Bleeding Heart), while reflecting on the things he saw around him: violence, anger, happiness, anxiety, and fear. Saner says these are the issues that most Mexicans deal with as part of a daily ration of “food”: junk food that is “consuming the body of a society that is getting closer to it’s destruction, unless the blood warriors awake,” he says.

Using the contrasts of lights-shadows and light-darkness, Saner reflects the eternal battle of men, his images referring to that absurd struggle of daily survival, exposing chaos as the background for resurrection. Those who see their reflection in these images will be reunited with the impossible dream, a utopia of mirrors that nobody wants to recognize and to which all escaped. Why change if the tide has not affected us yet?

Posted by FIFTY24SF Gallery

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