New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny area between photography and sculpture, functioning both as portraits and as fascinating scientific canvases that make you question the the logic behind the organization of each piece.
Christian Hook & Laura Quinn win 3rd heat of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year | Cass Art
The 3rd heat of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year ended with a twist. We interview Christian Hook & Laura Quinn, about their paintings. Read it here.