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.
Spanish photographer Chema Madoz creates twisted, mind-bending images using everyday, ordinary objects. Placing the objects into surreal scenes, he fools our minds by changing the context of everything we know, and creates an alternate universe which he convinces us to be real. “Not everything is what it seems to be,” says Mexican artist Fernando Castro of Madoz’s work. “Hidden among daily things arises new worlds, new dimensions that alter the perception of an immediate reality. The irony with which Madoz assaults recognizable objects creates a relationship with viewers that leads to paths of a parallel universe.”
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