6 Artists and Their Interest in Outer Space
Artworks relating to outer space and the galaxies beyond can be dated back as early as the 19th century. Illustrations by Émile-Antoine Bayard and Alphonse-Marie de Neuville were the first attempts to picture realistic space flights and conditions beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. In 1965, the first man to spacewalk was Alexei Leonov, who initially wanted to be an artist, so he decided to bring along a zero gravity altered coloured pencil set. With each pencil, tied with threads and a rubber band to hold the pack on his wrist, he made the first piece of art created in space, a view of a sunrise.
Born in Buzau, Romania in 1990, Morysetta chose collages as her medium as she felt the click from it and a great sense of happiness about how easy it was. She mentions her love for space and the universe, and the idea of how small and insignificant one is in the grand scheme of things. She finds inspiration from Salvador Dali and artists like Frank Moth and Aykut Aydogdu. With her art, she hopes to inspire people to work hard on themselves and their dreams.
Aashok Gulati, born in 1954 New Delhi, says that the universe has always been a source of wonder to him and he explores the enigmatic and transcendent nature of the universe through his masterful strokes of colour. His use of water based colours, vertical lines and the use of perforation and puncturing of the paper are the three elements he uses which resonate with the mysticism.
Born in 1988, Pattani, Thailand, Yodmanee combines found objects, natural elements and painted elements that recall traditional Thai art and architecture, and through her works, she explores Buddhist philosophy and cosmology which is the natural phenomena of time, loss, devastation and death, as well as the Karmic cycles of death and rebirth.
Consistent with the theme of her artistic practice, “Time Lapse” presents circular artworks that combine elements of contemporary and traditional Thai art. She mixes natural raw materials such as white, red and black clay with modern science such as cements and paints to create a heavily textured work.
Born in the United Kingdom, Pandora Mond an honours graduate of Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, plans to evoke an emotional response from her audience by precise representation and taking her works beyond the visual basics.
Exoplanets is a project where she plans to make something visible out of something that is inherently invisible, where the planets are too far to be seen. It is a project where she searches for life beyond our solar system, and the discovery of these distant planets changes the way we view our universe. The works stem from Mond’s painting practice of imagining the seas through a combination of paint and iridescent pigments. Likewise, the planets are not represented by a specific place but universal.
Half Irish, half English Mark Petty, is a London born and based self taught artist who specialises in reverse hand-pulled screen prints onto glass, gold gilding with hand painting and hand applied Diamond dust or gold leaf featuring heavily.
Based in Falmouth, Harry Jones is a landscape photographer specialising in aerial and astrophotography who is constantly looking for new ways to develop his skills and thinking or different compositions from different locations.
The Andromeda is a galaxy 2.5 million light years away which is invisible to the naked eye in normal city conditions. It was a photograph that Jones took 3 days to capture and process, it had the aim to show the unseen and open people’s eyes to what is right above their heads every night. Silence is a metaphor for earth and everything on it, floating in an endless sea of stars. Jones also mentions how the Milky Way makes us look like a mere speck in the ever expanding universe as it overshadows our significance.
Here on The Artling, we have a variety of space-themed artworks by artists all over the world with their own art styles and mediums used, click here to view them.
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