750 Pairs Of Socks Make A Portrait Of Chinese Film Director Zhang.and Artist/Architect Hong YiWhen Artist/Architect Hong Yi, who goes by the nickname “Red”, first moved to Shanghai she was fascinated by how many people still dried their clothes in the traditional manner of hanging them on bamboo poles in alleys, despite being in a sophisticated urban city.
Valentin Leonida (Valle) is a Bucharest-born 3D modeler and illustrator whose characters haunt imaginations. In his most recent series, “Heads,” Valle created five images revealing the interior of the human face as it makes emotional expressions. Titled “Rhinocerus” (after Dürer), “Melancholia”, “Restless”, “Concentration”, and “Serpent Mind,” the drawings and their evocative labels prompt curiosity. One wonders if the furrowed tension in “Concentration” is revealed on one’s own face, or if the emotional state is only made visible when Valle’s golden medical contraption pulls back the skin like a veil.