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Luxuriant Tufted Portraits by Artist Simone Elizabeth Saunders Exude Black Joy

   11 Jun 20:00:11  |  ThisIsColossal

Simone Elizabeth Saunders? love-based practice adds its own texture to the magic of Black joy and resilience. On Instagram, she writes:
I celebrate the wins. I know the darkness in this world, so do you. It can drag us down. And when I post, positive messaging is key for me. To share light and love and to look at the world as vibrant and colourful as it can be?.It?s reflected in my textiles, to uplift narratives often tethered to dark undertones, with the gift of bright hues. More

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Vegetation and Hybrid Figures Entwine in Winnie Truong?s Mythical Collaged Drawings

   10 Jun 20:00:21  |  ThisIsColossal

Canadian artist Winnie Truong recontextualizes the sleek, piecey qualities of human hair in her cut-paper collages. Constructed in layers within rectangular frames, the surreal works utilize the soft texture to depict flowers, vegetation, and strange anthropomorphic figures with elongated fingers and faces obscured by body parts or surroundings. Each piece is rooted in Truong’s drawing practice, and the colored pencil renderings add depth to the mythical compositions.
An extension of her two-dimensional works, these dioramas similarly explore the connection between women and nature. More

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Vivid Spectrums of Color Radiate from Chris Wood?s Intricate Installations of Dichroic Glass

   10 Jun 20:00:20  |  ThisIsColossal

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An Exhibition Unearths Rare Production Drawings from the Futuristic Neo Tokyo of the Anime Classic ?Akira

   09 Jun 20:00:13  |  ThisIsColossal

Katsuhiro Otomo?s 1988 sci-fi classic Akira has had an unparalleled influence on anime and film, and an exhibition at the Tchoban Foundation in Berlin showcases the original drawings that brought its futuristic cyberpunk setting to life. Akira ? The Architecture of Neo Tokyo features 59 production backdrops, layouts, concepts, and image boards, many of which have never been shown publicly. The collection includes now-iconic works by art director Toshiharu Mizutani and collaborators Katsufumi Hariu, Norihiro Hiraki, Shinji Kimura, Satoshi Kuroda, Hiromasa Ogura, Hiroshi ?no, Hajime Soga, Tsutomu Uchida, and Takashi Watabe. More

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Vintage Typewriters Are Reassembled into Amazing Metallic Bird Sculptures by Jeremy Mayer

   09 Jun 20:00:13  |  ThisIsColossal

Jeremy Mayer challenges the notion that typewriters’ creative output is confined to the written word. The artist scours shops and trash bins near his Bay Area studio for analog processors in disrepair that he then disassembles, sorts, and reconstructs into metallic sculptures. His previous works include symmetrical assemblages, anatomical recreations, and an ongoing series of birds, the most recent of which are shown here. Mayer builds every piece solely from original parts rather than soldering or gluing, and some sculptures, including the black crow with a Corona-brand typewriter logo on its back, feature spring-like components that allow the creatures to bob their heads. More

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Daily Newspapers by Myriam Dion Unfold into Meticulously Woven Narratives

   08 Jun 20:00:10  |  ThisIsColossal

Thin, interlaced strips of Japanese paper, gold leaf, and the occasional watercolor detail extend the life of a broadsheet when in the care of French-Candian artist Myriam Dion (previously). Through slicing, weaving, and gluing, the daily publications find new meaning and relevance as the artist overlays their pages with intricate lace patterns. These precise motifs obscure much of the text, leaving only a prominent headline or single image entirely visible. More

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In ?Seed Stories,? Photographer Thierry Ardouin Unveils the Stunning Diversity of Plants

   08 Jun 20:00:11  |  ThisIsColossal

The basis of life for many species, seeds hold immense power for reproduction and population. Whether a descendent of the first specimens that appeared approximately 400 million years ago or a modern hybrid cultivated to increase food production, the generative forms are often visually striking in their own right with otherworldly colors, textures, and shapes.
Photographer Thierry Ardouin showcases these marvelous, strange qualities through hundreds of striking macro shots now compiled in a forthcoming book and exhibition. More

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Get Our Art & Culture Favorites from London and Chicago Directly to Your Inbox

   07 Jun 20:00:17  |  ThisIsColossal

Make your weekend plans with us! Each Thursday, we send out our favorite art and culture events around Chicago and London, including exhibition openings, artist talks, and other fun happenings. We also share news about our partnerships, where to see art featured on Colossal, and words from our friends. Sign up here to get this week’s edition directly to your inbox.
If you have an event you?d like us to consider or are interested in sponsoring these newsletters, submit your idea to tips@thisiscolossal.com. More

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Luxuriant Tufted Portraits by Artist Simone Saunders Exude Black Joy

   07 Jun 20:00:16  |  ThisIsColossal

Simone Saunders? love-based practice adds its own texture to the magic of Black joy and resilience. On Instagram, she writes:
I celebrate the wins. I know the darkness in this world, so do you. It can drag us down. And when I post, positive messaging is key for me. To share light and love and to look at the world as vibrant and colourful as it can be?.It?s reflected in my textiles, to uplift narratives often tethered to dark undertones, with the gift of bright hues. More

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Dreams Emanate from Sleeping Children in Lena Guberman?s Imaginative Ceramic Sculptures

   06 Jun 20:00:12  |  ThisIsColossal

A mass of unruly curls, scaly bodies, and motifs painted in red cradle the sleeping children in Lena Guberman?s ceramics. Lying in the center of round plates, the young characters are suspended in states of slumber, their joys, anxieties, and formative experiences flowing from their resting bodies. “I was an introverted child, compensating for my loneliness with dreams and fantasies. I had a feeling that there is a creature protecting me from anything bad that can happen,” the Israel-based artist tells Colossal. More

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