Saturday, January 31, 2009
I had a bit of fun in Photoshop tonight with my artwork posted below. I deleted the interior of the figures and superimposed the image onto a photo of a really cool artwork in the Gallery of Modern Art here in Brisbane - it's called 'Soul Under the Moon' by Yayoi Kusama. The work was part of the 2002 Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) which is a must-see exhibition for me every time it's on. This artwork is one of the most popular from the 5 triennials staged so far and has been purchased by GOMA for the permanent collection. You can find a picture and information about the artwork here, although as the work consists of a whole room which you actually enter, it's difficult to capture it in one photograph. Just imagine you are standing on a platform in a small room whose walls and ceiling are entirely covered with mirrors and whose floor is covered with water. Scores of neon-coloured pin-pong balls hang from the ceiling at varying heights. "Light is infinitely refracted off the mirrored surfaces to create the illusion of a never-ending space." (GoMA website). It's quite a surreal experience. Although that artwork won't be on display in The China Project: Three Decades: The Contemporary Chinese Collection from March 28 to June 28 as the artist is Japanese, it sounds like a really interesting exhibition. Also, don't miss the next APT, from Dec this year until May 2010.