Spectacular Alternate Universe Full of Surreal Imagery

Madrid-based photographer Silvia Grav offers a surreal look at the world. Her manipulated monochromatic images feature both human figures and inanimate object in unconventional ways. In the photographer’s alternate universe, a basic drinking glass holds a rippling ocean and there is a constant juxtaposition of the human body and the universe.

Grav’s portraits of young women are often overlaid with galactic imagery. Stars and beams of light shoot through their bodies like a spectacular scene of transcendence. Additionally, the photographer often plays with light and shadows to reveal striking visual elements. She has a dramatic and, at times, science fictional quality to her work that ranges from bizarre and creepy to mysterious and dreamy.

Silvia Grav on Flickr
via [Republic X]

January 22, 2017

Dynamic Sculptures Capture Powerful Combination of Emotion and Movement

The dynamic work of sculptor Gaylord Ho is instantly recognizable. Emotion oozes from the figures, as they throw their energy into dancerly poses. His female figures twist and twirl, animated and vital. Born in Taiwan, the 66-year-old artist has a fascinating personal history. Growing up as the son of low income farmers, Ho was expected to balance his studies while helping on the rice farm.

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