More than 25,000 colorful paper flowers spiral around a 6-meter atrium at the shopping mall of Omotesando in Tokyo. The visually stimulating scene is part of Emmanuelle Moureaux‘s newest installation, Color Mixing. The French-born, Tokyo-based architect created the vibrant work as part of NSK’s 100th anniversary exhibition, Setting the Future in Motion. NSK is a leading manufacturer of bearings, and the artist made good use of their capabilities in her work.
Elicia Edijanto’s black-and-white watercolor paintings depict intimate scenes of children interacting with wild animals framed in striking silhouettes. The Indonesia-based artist juxtaposes small figures with large figures and dangerous characters with innocent characters in tranquil moments of reflection.
Void of color and surrounding landscape, Edijanto’s work seems to emphasize the importance of interaction in the face of uncertainty or potential danger. As the child patiently crouches before the elephant, stands before the bear or gazes into the wolf’s eyes, he finds the creatures didn’t want to harm him all along.