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FEATHERS & FOLKLORE

Unnatural - Natural History is an artistic exploration of an alternative world.
It is a world where the dominant species are not human and natural objects are metamorphosed into unexpected and unnatural forms. A place in which genetic mutations and environmental pressure have altered the natural course of evolution.

Ahead of it's official opening at the RWA in Bristol on 14th July 2012, TWENTY6 are proud to preview 3 of the featured artists.
 

In 2002, Erik Mark Sandberg received a BFA with distinction, from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and studied with former Gemini Gel Master Printer Anthony Alan Zepeda from 2003-2007.  He has taught at Art Center College of Design, OTIS College of Art and Design, and California State University Northridge. He currently resides and works out of Los Angeles, CA.

What are/were your aspirations at 26?

To begin to understand making art in terms of Contemporary Culture.  

Pick a word beginning with 'F' that sums you up.

FRACKED


 

Rose Sanderson has made a name for herself adorning the stripped surfaces used by her painter and decorator father with butterflies and birds.  Seeing beauty in the seemingly ugly,  Rose's delicate, yet expressive paintings of insects, birds and anatomy, aim to provoke in an understated way; producing pieces that are empathetic, fresh and intriguing.

What are/were your aspirations at 26?

To see the world and experience as much of it as possible, and to follow my dreams of being an artist!

Pick a word beginning with 'F' that sums you up.

FANCIFUL
(given to or guided by fancy or imagination rather than by reason)

 

 

Angela Lizon used to be a minimalist abstract artist. After years of practicing minimalism, as she puts it she "painted herself into a corner". She put down her paintbrush one day, only to pick it up the next and start painting the most enormous, most kitsch images she could find - in particular cats, and next up babies in crocheted clothes. All whilst maintaining the most extraordinary talent and skill as a fine artist.

What are/were your aspirations at 26?

I was still a traditional figurative painter at 26, but I always knew I wanted to move on as it wasn't intellectually satisfying - I knew I had more avenues to explore!

Pick a word beginning with 'F' that sums you up.

FACETIOUS


 

Unnatural - Natural History at Bristol’s famed Royal West of England Academy (RWA) runs from 14th July - 23rd September 2012.