The ‘100 Cats’ exhibition is UP and open for THIS WEEKEND ONLY at A-side B-side Gallery, Hackney. Featuring 36 illustrators and 100 pieces of cat themed artwork. Catch it while you can!
Artist & Sculptor:
H 122 cm x W 27 cm x D 23 cm
There’s something particularly eerie about an abandoned shopping mall. Perhaps it’s the stark contrast from its intended purpose: to see such a sterile place once designed to entice throngs of shoppers into its doors, now so completely devoid of any human life, dilapidated and darkened with time. It’s basically the very definition of post-apocalyptic. But in the case of the (now ironically named) New World shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, abandonment by humans doesn’t equate with lifelessness. The mall, which reportedly caught fire in 1999 (rumored to be arson by a competitor), has since flooded with several feet of water and become a paradise for koi and catfish.
As seen in these photos from chef / travel writer Jesse Rockwell, the resulting “urban aquarium” is at once delightful and surreal. Rockwell writes on his travel, photography, and food blog A Taste of The Road that someone deliberately introduced the fish (to probably reduce mosquitoes) into the vacant mall, but that locals in Bangkok’s old town “discourage people from visiting it.” He says he had to wait for a policeman to leave before entering, which makes his resulting images all the more breathtaking. (via The Verge)
Stwo - Virgo (ft. Shay Lia)
Photographer Shaun Roberts spent a day with sculptor and visionary artist Ron Ulicny in Portland, Oregon following him as he searched out interesting items at various thrift stores and worked on his art in his crammed-full-of-curiosities studio. Ulicny, originally from the East Coast, has a preternatural ability at transforming the familiar into a dimension of unfamiliar that excites and creates confessions from within like, “It’s better Ulicny’s way.” Check out over 30 images of a day in the life of Ulicny below: