Some people make you choose: art or science, but we here at the Angel Orensanz Foundation think that they can work pretty well together. Today, we are sharing with you some examples that prove how well both roots can go together.
Iori Tomita knows that. The Japanese artist transforms fish and other sea animals into neon, colorful, weird-looking pieces, using meticulous chemical manipulation. It often takes five months to create just one of his pieces. However it is clearly worth it, since they are oddly stunning.
‘People may look at my specimens as an academic material, a piece of art, or even an entrance to philosophy. There is no limitation to how you interpret their meaning. I hope you will find my work as a ‘lens’ to project a new image, a new world that you’ve never seen before.‘ – Iori Tomita
Not a big fan of neon colored animals? No worries, Fabian Oefner isn’t either (well, at least not that we know of). He is much more interested in oil, water colors and nano-scale iron particles that translate into beautiful psychedelic images that the Switzerland-based artist then photographs with his macro lens.
“I really like using scientific phenomena in my work, because every one of us is surrounded by them in our daily lives……My aim is to capture these phenomena, that we are all aware of, in an unseen and poetic way.” – Fabian Oefner
Still not convinced about the mix between art and science? Maybe David Goodsell can change your mind. He finds art in the human body and everything that happens within it. He draws watercolor illustrations of his interpretation of viruses, human cells and bacteria. Maybe seeing these things in bright, pretty colors would have helped us learn science better?