The absurd, whimsical wooden sculptures of Italian artist Willy Verginer – lifelike subjects bisected by strips of monochrome paint, exuding bubbles from their heads and fingertips.
Most of these figures are from his recent series, ‘Rayuela’, Spanish for hopscotch and the title of Julio Cortázar’s counter-novel that can be read from front to back or vice versa – a stream-of-consciousness style, producing varying endings and meanings depending on the reader’s sequence.
An hypnotic pareidolic short by designer and artist Rus Khasanov, who uses bursts of inky technicolour liquid to mimic the appearance of heterochromia iridium – a surprisingly common condition that can cause the iris to exhibit multicoloured spikes and whirls of melanin.
The series is set in front of a matte black background and features two nude models whose skin has also been painted black. The works seek to unpack the negative aspects of the both the colour and its symbolism.