Nancy Fouts seeks out varied objects that she marries poetically, leaving the interpretation of their meaning open to the mind of their viewers. The themes of nature and religion frequently recur and overlap in the artist’s work as mediums to make us see things afresh. The overarching theme is freedom of thought; Fouts makes art inspired by the naïveté of childhood and by doing so she imagines each of her subjects without preconceptions.
American born Fouts yet has lived and worked in London for the past 40 years, first graduating from the Chelsea College of Art and then the RCA. In the 1960’s the artist went on to co-found the Shirt Sleeve Studio and later set up the artist-run gallery Fouts and Fowler.
Inspired by the song of Jay Chaou, Malaysian artist Hong Yi decided to create a series of portraits using nothing but coffe stains on the bottom of a mug. The 26 year old artist drew inspiration for the portrait from one of the Chou’s songs “Secret”, whose opening lines is about lifting a coffee cup off the saucer. Hong Yi’s portrait consist of hundreds of individual coffee stain rings, many of them broken and imperfect like fallen autumn leaves, to form a whole portrait.
© Hong Yi
Besançon (Fr) © Mark Jenkis
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