According to the Abraham Maslow, one of the quintessential human needs is satisfying the need for stability. Placed at the lowermost parts of the now famous pyramids, it acts as the springboard for self-actualization. Modern psychology claims that in order to reveal the real self one must dissect the current notions of stability and essentials in order to redefine the individual’s needs for growth.
Stability as it seems may not be a given or it has to be completely reimagined. In a world where the path from fantasy to realisation is shorter than ever, our Fresh Future participants drew a clear trend towards outlining new stability forms that may look impossible at first sight but might actually be possible as the time passes.
A nuanced reflection of organizing thoughts and memories in the form of materials, where bending the laws of gravity becomes the modus operandi, artists from all over the world give new meaning to what’s logically achievable and how materials behave. Aided largely by the vast capabilities of digital design and simulation, all entries showcased here push the boundaries of what is achievable, and encompass a broad range of disciplines from architecture to installation to design and beyond.
Taking cues from organic structures, patterns and materials, the artists present new structures within which humanity - future and present - can operate as an integral part of the ecosystem.
Half Light Candy Bowl Mashup
"Half Light Candy Bowl Mashup is an interior landscape, a view from within, a longing gaze out my living room window. It is the culmination of two-years worth of recording, processing, and cutting."Chris Natrop
"Part of an ongoing series. Working in advertising, I do not always have the opportunity to show my creative side as much as I would like to, and this- is why I try to use my free time to stimulate my artistic side. Those are the moments which are the most fun and represent freedom to me.
Surrealism is a style that appeals to me, because of its poetic perspective on the reality and constant questioning of rational, physical and logical conventions. I am also interested in artists from other styles and disciplines such as Tomas Maldonado, Lucio Fontana, Enio Iommi, Julio Le Parc and Erwin Wurm."Ariel Palanzone
"These are some examples of my ongoing work in 2018. i'm using 3d software to explore (virtual) objective and spatial environments. i wouldn't dare to say that this one unified project, but rather some long term traverse through developing a language of my own, in which i hope to show some coherence or a somewhat clear vision of what i'm working towards. not by trying to describe it with words, but with visual, compositional communication."Alex Wifi
Decomposing and structuring again and again, matching oddball combinations of materials, objects in an attempt to create an organized chaos and propose a new topography.
Facebook Year on Review
"For this past 'Year on Review' I had the chance to work on the early design phase of the project. We created 6 images depicting movement, fun and happiness in colourful environments. Simple geometric shapes flying around in harmony.."Gonzalo Miranda
"Ramps is born due to the collaboration with the Colombian product design studio Tu taller Design, headed by David Del Valle. They were kind enough to let me play with their objects and this is the result of a totally brief free and fun project, colorful images of their products showcased surrounded by simple architectural elements. The images were made to be exposed in their new Showroom located in their studio."Gonzalo Miranda
A metaphor for modern day’s challenges, where racing thoughts and unrealistic expectations take front and center stage, artists visualize the struggles and efforts of human beings using objects and structures as a vehicle for personal expression.
The Art of Balance
"In a time of growing awareness of mental health, its so important we take the time to recognise when we are over working ourselves. 'The Art of Balance' aims to visualise and explore the pressure that females can feel in their day to day routines. Using 3D animation, it demonstrates how stacking unrealistic goals on top of each other can lead to self destruction."Jay Culley
The FLW Studies
"This project focuses on Frank Lloyd Wright's contribution to American culture as he created an iconic architectural identity for a country which had no architectural personality for it's time. As I toured his structures throughout his Chicago, I found myself enamoured in taking photos of his work, as true muses live in his eaves and windows. This illustrated series was developed from the photos I took and uses a contemporary palette to recognize the timelessness and prevalence of his architecture on our culture and society still today."Karina Thome
The Insight programme explores ideas and concepts from across the Fresh 19 entry pool. Compiled by Villy Devlioti and Tim Jarvis.