Humanity is fascinating. Pictorial representations of life have been depicted for tens of thousands of years – driven by a constant need to record what defines us and make progress. As humans, we are always looking for something else, and it is this curiosity that makes us create and innovate. This issue is dedicated to the evolution of ideas. Here is a preview of what can be found inside the April / May 2023 edition.
Creative Partnership | Media artist Refik Anadol crafts mesmerising installations with artificial intelligence and data-driven algorithms, leading to speculations on the future of human-made art.
Devoted to the Screen | Summer Wagner’s “visual poems” depict figures transfixed to the light of their phones. Fantasy and reality combine to hold a mirror up to life online, altering viewer perceptions.
A Sense of Wonder | Gareth Iwan Jones’ fascination with woodland ecosystems inspired enchanting scenes that document the beauty and mystery of forests, illuminated by drones.
Narrative Experiment | Vibrant landscapes, mysterious, lively figures and pulsing colour palettes collide in Sanja Marušić’s portraits, debating views on the body and female identity.
Glitched Landscapes | Vertical stripes transform serene coastlines into two-dimensional kaleidoscopes in Niall Staines’ natural seascapes, creating new order from the current chaotic world.
Natural Reflections | Federica Belli’s minimalist portraits become an effective visual language to communicate, debate and understand fundamental questions about humanity’s future.
Systems of Value | Reflection is a metaphor for cultural and financial value to conceptual artist Sarah Meyohas. Light bounces between mirrors in bright, endless loops in the dreamy series Speculations.
Bold New Mythologies | Yannis Davy Guibinga evokes Gabonese folklore, science fiction and cultural astronomy in portraits rich with narrative and expansive bold backdrops.
Intimacy and Curiosity | Cover photographer Amy Harrity distils subjects’ personal experiences into compositions that evoke honesty and clarity, capturing the diverse breadth of human emotions.
Memory Investigated | Thomas Demand uses paper sculpture to highlight the fiction beneath attempts to document the truth, questioning the power and responsibility behind art and its maker.
1. Amy Harrity, Simoné En Suz Luz for Tidal Magazine, (2018). Creative Director: Indigo Sky Creative. Stylist: Heather Rest. Hair. Annie Martinez. Make-up: Mayela Sepulveda.
2. Refik Anadol, Machine Hallucinations, ISS Dreams C, (2020). © Refik Anadol Studio.
3. Refik Anadol, Machine Hallucinations, ISS Dreams A, (2020). © Refik Anadol Studio.
4. Overgrowth at the Abandoned Millwood Plant. Rockford Illinois, May 2022. Image courtesy Summer Wagner.
5. Beech Tree (2021). Photography Gareth Iwan Jones.
6. Skeleton Tree – Summer (2021). Photography Gareth Iwan Jones.
7. Sanja Marušić, Together, (2018). From the series Singles.
8. Niall Staines, Sunset. Image courtesy of the artist.
9. Niall Staines, Accordion. Image courtesy of the artist.
10. Federica Belli, The Connection, (2020). From All the Light We Cannot See.
11. Sarah Meyohas, Sun Speculation (2015). Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen.
12. Yannis Davy Guibinga, Daughter of the Lake (2023). Featuring: Jenna Abeke. Make-up: Aissatou “Miss Makeup Holikk” Mansaly.
13. Amy Harrity, Nordstrom Anniversary Campaign (2021). Creative Director: Kim Robbins. Principal Stylist: Ralee Bankston. Hair: Nikki Providence. Make-up: Michelle Mungal. Set Designer: Brian Toffoli.
14. Amy Harrity, Nordstrom Anniversary Campaign (2021). Creative Director: Kim Robbins. Principal Stylist: Ralee Bankston. Hair: Nikki Providence. Make-up: Michelle Mungal. Set Designer: Brian Toffoli.
15. Thomas Demand, Kinglet, (2020). Framed Pigment Print, 135cm x 172cm. © Thomas Demand, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn / DACS, London.