Ben Foster developed a deep appreciation of the natural surroundings from an early age. It figures prominently in his metal sculptures, the geometric nature of which intrigues many. Today, the sculptor from New Zealand is going to share with you the stories of his early childhood, his growing passion for art, the motivations behind his artworks and more. Enjoy!
Terracotta art and architecture reached unprecedented heights in 16th century Bengal. The devotional movement then sweeping over the region, opened floodgates of creativity. Sacred and civilian buildings, made of baked clay bricks and decorated with extravagant motifs, were set up to showcase the resurgent innovative spirits of the artists and craftsmen. Monumental structures were designed by the architects using innovative techniques that managed to defy the fragility of terracotta structures. Even five hundred years on, the remains of these historical edifices overwhelm us with their beauty and intricacy. What was the essence of terracotta art? And, how did the artists manage to create such timeless pieces of work?
Aki Inomata uses her art to amply depict the anxieties of her time. Series like Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs? is an unerring commentary on the synthetic to downright ludicrous aspects of modern civilisation. Questions are often raised loud and clear. Somewhat ironically though, these very aspects of her art tend to harmonise instead of polarising views. For in the heart of heart, Aki carries the precious age-old sentiments of her land that believes in life, in its every form and expression, to be sacred and reverential. Read this exclusive interview and find out more about Aki Inomata and her jourmey as an artist.
Camera in hand, Giovanni Savino watches every passing moment with infinite interest. The NY-based photographer and weather-beaten traveller know the great value of time and what wealth of opportunity it can bring to anyone who cares to follow its rhythm. Giovanni Savino is also an engaging storyteller. Today, he is going to share with you his life’s story.
For the young photographers like Stephanie Jung the key lies in stretching the limits, finding new vistas and exploring those to the fullest, both within and without. So far she used her talent effectively, capturing vivid imageries from life’s various chapters which bodes well for herself but even more importantly for her art.