Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima's amazing skills with hand-cut paper sculptures continue to impress us! Her Cloud Leopard was quite a sensation and, more recently, she designed this large, life-sized swimming polar bear entitled Byaku. Originally suspended from the ceiling of London’s Jerwood Space, the massive bear was installed over a thick base of white wood and it hovered delicately overhead in unexpected weightlessness.
"My driving force is not in the critical distance. I’m interested in expressing basic human emotions even if there is a fight between what I want to do/say and what the "image" wants to do/say." Belgian photographer Isabelle Menin is fascinated by the "primitifs flamands", by the time when they tried to bring more "reality" into the painting. After several exhibitions in Belgium, she decided to quit painting and to work with digital photography. Taking pictures, scanning fragments of nature, she plays with texture and color, transforming and mixing them to reconstitute a rich and gorgeous faux nature. Our sincere thanks to Bhakta for this Curator’s Monday!