Sasayaki No Tsudoi” Translation: Gathering Whispers. Giant Robot celebrated Edwin Ushiro’s new ‘tra-digital’ works on plexiglass , a luminous combination of traditional and digital. Ushiro’s first trial with this technique. His unique manner of working was recently documented in Thrash Lab x Giant Robot’s artist documentary series, which played at the opening. It offered a rare insight into his private process of sketching, digitally painting, and reapplying the work onto plexiglass for final, hand painted touches.
Minghao Dong (b.1983, China/France) Minghao Dong was born in Inner Mongolia, China. Graduated from University of Dalian in 2008, Minghao works predominantly in the medium of painting but also engravings and installations. Gerard Richter has been the greatest influence. This new series of paintings is a reflection of the artist pondering on the properties of human, life and death in a time characterized by impatience, fragments, nihility, and a duality of highly developed civilization and disorder.
Schilte & PortieljeThe reasons for working in black and white are manifold. First of all, we want our work to be midway between photography and drawing or painting. We also value the contrast between advanced computer techniques and the slightly nostalgic feel of black and white images, enabling us to increase the distance between art and reality.
As our work deals with the fundamental aspects of human existence, be it man or woman, sexual identity is not our issue. Ambiguity, however, is very important for us, as it creates room for interpretation and identification.
A multitude of butterflies and their beautiful wings under the microscope.
Yinka Shonibare, MBE
How To Blow Up Two Heads At Once (Gentlemen) – image Axel Schneider © MMK Frankfurt