“Disintegrating”: Photographer Fabian Oefner Slices Up a Classic Sports Cars for Art

Classic sports cars appear to be frozen at the exact millisecond they explode in the series “Disintegrating” by Swiss artist Fabien Oefner (previously). Switzerland based photographer Fabian Oefner is known as a master of high-speed shooting. His latest project consists of classic cars from 50s and 60s, frozen at the moment of breaking into hundreds of parts. Continue reading »

Meet The Tree That Actually Bleeds When It’s Sliced Open

The bloodwood tree (Pterocarpus angolensis) is a deciduous tree with a high canopy, reaching about 15m in height and has dark bark. The red sap is used traditionally as a dye and in some areas mixed with animal fat to make a cosmetic for faces and bodies. It is also believed to have magical properties for the curing of problems concerning blood, apparently because of its close resemblance to blood. The name bloodwood for these trees stems from the dark red to brown sap that accumulates on wounds on the trunks. Continue reading »

Handbags and Sliced Bread: Hans-Peter Feldmann at the Serpentine gallery

This is the playful German artist’s first major solo show in London. He has shunned the art-world limelight for much of his career, preferring to collect cultural artefacts rather than exhibit them. Continue reading »