Hand cut photographed self portraits by Kamoplan Chotvichai
Digital C-Print and Hand cut paper, 2013-2014
Kamolpan Chotvichai was born in 1986 in Bangkok where she currently resides and works. She received her MFA at Silpakorn university ,Bangkok and has since been awarded numerous art prizes and scholarships. She challenges the limitations of paper in her artwork through the use of simple tools. One of her repertoires is the application of certain cutting techniques to dissolve her own image that is printed on paper. Based on the Buddha’s teaching on anatta(no self).
One’s adhering to something can cause the greatest misery in life especially being attached to self-existing. The idea of this self-existing is actually self-formed and leads to variety of emotions. The temper, the mind and the body altogether gradually form the idea of being alive but when putting into consideration, without any substance, it is merely the thought that we think we are existing.
"And I dreamt of a woman suspended upside-down over a lava lake at the end of a rope. She had to go down, to collect magma."
I am a French artist of Polish origins born in 1982. I live and work in the middle of the woods, in the mountains of East of France. I studied Visual Arts at university but mainly followed the maverick’s path and I am self-taught in photography.
I am mainly interested in digging into the mine of existentialism, chtonian mysteries, the uncanny and the unseen. My focus is on the exploration of the inner arena, emotional and psychological self-discovery. I use art as a way to uncover the true Self and integrate Shadow elements into the personality. The wild, the magic of synesthesias, symbols, rituals and intimacy drive me to create.
My creative vision has been nurtured by the encounter with the worlds of Ingmar Bergman, David Lynch, Andreï Tarkovski, or Sharunas Bartas.
Artist Zimoun Creates a Storm of Styrofoam in a Swiss Museum
36 ventilators, 4.7m³ packing chips
Motors, metal, styrofoam, nylon, wood, controlling system. Dimensions: variable.Installation view: Art Museum Lugano, Switzerland, 2014
According to Chinese Astrology, 2014 is the year of Horse which for the Chinese actually starts on January 31st through to February 18th, 2015 (Lunar New Year/Spring Festival of China)
These incredible images were captured by London-based photographer Tim Flach, known for his highly conceptual portraits of animals.
In horses, the gestation period usually lasts anywhere between 320 to 350 days. Flach’s photographs were taken in the earlier stages, on Days 10, 35, 65 and 85 to be exact.
”In its earliest, undifferentiated days, the milky white form might appear to be that of either human or equine. But by day 85 the graceful, 5.5-inch-long figure - suspended in formalin and photographed through a glass container—is undeniably a horse. You’re seeing something in its design stages.” - Tim Flach.
The first photograph of the 10-day-old thoroughbred embryo was taken whilst in transit between mares at the Equine Fertility Unit in Newmarket, in the United Kingdom (Flach literally had a matter of minutes with which to artfully capture the image of the embryo in a Petri dish). He continued taking pictures on Days 35, 65 and 85, all of which were published to worldwide acclaim in his first book, ”Equus” in 2008. The aptly titled, comprehensive photographic study of equus, or ”the family of animals: that goes from Ass to Zebra, but is mostly Horses” as Flach claims, features 180 photographs of forty different horse breeds, including donkey and zebra breeds.
Let this captivating, emotive development of the much-loved horse - from embryo through to fetus inspire you – as we all welcome the birth of a new year filled to the brim with the fulfillment of our dreams … A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL.
photo © Tim Flach.