Sabrina created these two pieces of art in tandem, during winter 2017. She took a different approach from her usual light, bright style and sought to add more texture and depth. As can be seen, she has succeeded through the unconventional use of a very common item. By combining ink, acrylic and watercolour paints with cling wrap, Sabrina has produced a startling, almost three-dimensional effect. The artworks have a "magic eye" effect that can take time to be revealed. Another variable is the alternately bland and shimmering gold paint. With changes in light and angle the colour can change the perspective of the viewer. Overall, the two artworks provide an unconventional reminder about the value of always taking a second look!
Orlando Mee is a digital artist experimenting with the distortion and recombination of graphic data. His images are edited progressively over multiple iterations, using a combination of graphics software, scripts, apps, and old-school glitch art processes. Although he has little control over the changes taking place, each new iteration enables him to 'tease out' the desirable aspects - the textures, colours and structures. He will often slice an image into pieces, reassembling it differently before returning it back into the process. The original image is eventually obliterated, and a strange new form begins to emerge from the chaos. Orlando’s works contain alien faces, esoteric glyphs, psychedelic fractals and kaleidoscopic mandalas. He never knows quite what the final product will look like, but that's part of the fun.
“CMYK1” focuses on the vibrant nature of the printer inks cyan, magenta, yellow and black. Bumpstead’s process of hammering open printer cartridges and extracting the ink liberates the colours from of a printed image. Bumpstead’s organic approach to her work looks at the purity of the inks and their behaviours dripping and merging into one another.