Zai Nomura describes his work as a kind of “indecisive point” between death and life. His abstract work drifts between artificial and natural, sculpture and photography, and static and dynamic. According to Nomura, this kind of indecisiveness is based on the ephemerality and vulnerability of the Japanese environment in relation to natural disasters and nuclear experiences.
Residents from Japan
Luiza Gottschalk’s paintings are inspired by Brazilian nature, particularly the Mantiqueira Mountains, also known as “the crying mountains” in the Tupi-Guarani language. The artist works with water and pigments, and employs what she refers to as organic gestures throughout her practice.
Residents from Brazil
Habby Osk’s interests lies in basic physics: balance, movement, gravity, time and force. These concepts play an important role across her art practice as she creates works which test the limits of balance and stability and explore gravity’s influence over time using sculpture, photography and installation as her primary medium. Osk places objects in precarious situations to probe how far they can go without tipping over, to capture the moment of stillness before the looming collapse and the transformation over time.