I believe that people should know an artist named Alvaro Herranz. On Instagram, his name is @Ignis_F. A lot of his work is fantasy based, and is executed through sculpture. His work is very detailed and creative. This artist really inspires me, and I’ve based some of my own artwork on his. Although it’s fantasy, the work is very realistic, and I aspire to have my style as perfected as his.
The Flora and Fauna exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design displays an imaginative concept in layout, juxtaposed with the seemingly clear overview of nature versus wildlife. Many of its pieces require the viewer to hypothesize the artists’ intent, and although the show is divided into its respective topics, the visitors can find themselves wondering if there are aspects of a work that fit into both qualities of life.
Keisuke Mizuno’s Forbidden Flower (Dark Orange), sculpted from porcelain and glaze, is an extremely attractive piece in a simple glance. Each carefully whittled petal, in its graceful droop, holds many features of a typical leaf, but the size and power of each individually of the six, cradling the prickly center, defines them as the petals of this creation. The exaggeratedly sharp creases and edges give the “forbidden” flower a dangerous allure, and when meticulously studied, the miniscule face of a doll peers back from a dent in the center. [Read more…]