Pooya Abbasian & Solmaz Panahi
Military service(photos) is a collaboration with Solmaz Panahi, it is watching Obligatory military service in Iran, it is a story of a girl in small village who is waiting for her fiancé back from military service and she imagine herself as bride on the photos he sent.(it is still happening sometimes , young men for getting married should finish their military service first, meanwhile in 2 years when they’re far the family oblige the girl to get married with another guy…)
What began as a New Year's Resolution turned into a visual documentation of my thoughts and emotions as they travel throughout the days. As the year evolved as did the photographs. Feminist revolts, political dismay, unrequited love, the experience of living in New York City, are all woven into the quilt of my 2016. Alone they are snapshots of my thoughts and experiences in my day-to-day life, but together they create a whole new snapshot. Capturing this year in: the romance, the struggles, the fun and games, the protests, and the people trying to find their place in the world.
'Modular Paintings' are parts which Loes puts together in various combinations, cropping them or using the complete form.
The use of copper and gold paint in her work makes the paintings vived and gives light its own dimension.
One of these series contains 16 parts that can either be shown together or in various smaller groups.
She is fascinated by the human longing for economic grow and their movement from the countryside to megacities worldwide, the tipping points in their lives and the happiness and disillusions that are getting side by side with these changes.
In the series, 'A House, A Home', I isolate ubiquitous household objects and photograph them on colorful backgrounds as a way to begin to investigate the traditions of domestic American life. My interventions, color palette and commercial style of photographic capture re-contextualize the objects as a way to challenge conventional domesticity and to pose questions about conformity, consumption, and convenience as staples of our American popular culture. With the images, I hope to provide a space for the viewer to bring her or his own history and ideas to the dialogue. Lastly, by transforming the objects into photographic prints, I suggest the potential for rebirth as a commodity in a vastly different market.
My digital art takes its inspiration from music and is produced in metal, metallic paper or perspex. One of the key elements of my art is the vibrant use of colours and the use of augmented reality, which helps bring the artwork to life by showing the stages of its creation with a soundtrack of the music that inspired it.
Mikael iN Fravez
I like landscape with humans lost in the immensity. I like symetry and graphic pictures. I like the solitude and the quiet in the photography.
For me, a good photo must be pleasing to the eye : everything must found this place in the frame.
In my pictures, my wife, many lakes, many mountains, many trees, many clouds, the sun... and the road again and again.
'Botanical Catwalk' is a new series with a special focus on the female figure in synergy with nature and the loss of identity. She cuts and layers retro fashion and botanical imagery creating a work of art with a particular vision of beauty.
This combination of two completely recognizable elements merging into a new meaning without necessarily erasing their original content is a key factor in her research and working process.
The simplicity of the process itself is a harmonious balance between selecting and collecting the images before cutting and pasting them into a whole new context. By doing so an image that may seem very banal at first transforms itself.
My work is influenced by my heritage. Each art piece and installation has many layers of information that connects to my personal experience as a chilean moving to the United States. The natural word that surrounds me is constantly changing as I travel. Using natural materials from these places as well as materials from Chile help me feel connected to my heritage while communing with the new place I live. I am particularly interested in the places where nature and repetitive human action overlap. A big theme in my work is the layering of repetition, which when looking closely can be found everywhere in nature yet is in constant change and flow.
Intaglio print with copper leaf and gold leaf additions
Teasdale’s work comes from a wide range of influences, including geometry and technology. Her
recent work reflects a longstanding fascination with pattern and textile design. She focuses on patterns
derived from both the natural and digital worlds and tries to highlight the order and beauty found
within them. Patterns have an underlying mathematical structure and can be seen as a search for
regularities. When we recognize these arrangements we have an emotional reaction that is deeply
rooted in our instincts and development. Sarah also believes in color psychology in relation to people’s
emotions and temperament. She focuses on using colors that I believe have positive effects and strives
to create works that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Sarah has built this series of paintings from acrylic and in some cases spray paint on board with the occasionally addition of mica flake and/or iridescent pigments for additional shine and texture. The overall aesthetic of these colorful, pattern-based paintings is a blend of digital, modern, and ancient, and they have been compared to both video games and intricately patterned textiles.
Pooya Abbasian & Solmaz Panahi
Mikael iN Fravez
Chantal van Houten
31 Mar - 24 Jun
Mother River by Yan Wang Preston
Mother River is a photographic odyssey taking the viewer on a journey along the entire length of the Yangtze, often known as China’s Mother River.
22 Feb - 1 Apr
Heidi Schwegler: Extinction Anxiety
Schwegler approaches discarded objects as investigations into overlapping ideas of mortality, consumption and coping mechanisms, often finding beauty and disquieting humor in refuse and decay.
22 Mar - 22 Apr
David Ferrando Giraut - The Accursed Stare
For his first solo exhibition at Tenderpixel, he presents two interconnected projects which spring from his ongoing research on humans’ relation with images throughout history.