The Other Art Fair – Direction: Beach
BRINGING THE BEACH TO YOU
Out of Office On. Suncream packed. Direction: Beach.
There’s nothing better than a day at the beach, but if you can bottle up that view and take it back to your home, you can make it
This week on the Online Studios we’re taking a plunge into the incredible beach-inspired artworks our artists have created to give your home a sun-kissed feeling all year round.
SHOP THE COLLECTION:
Gone to the Beach
Santa Monica Beach 2
MAREK EMCZEK OLSZEWSKI
Drop in the Ocean
Waterside Neighbors 2
Deep Blue Cosmos | Into the Inner Being
ARTIST FEATURE FILM:
Steve McPherson describes his work as ’21st Century archaeology’ as since 2007 he has been walking the Kent beaches collecting discarded plastic objects and transforming them into artworks. Wave-worn, sun bleached and scarred with unknown histories, the pieces are put into order on McPherson’s canvasses – at odds with the disorder from which they’ve come.
The World Economic Forum has warned that by 2050 our oceans could contain more plastic than fish. McPherson’s work is not just aesthetic, it’s a warning.
Coinciding with #PlasticFreeJuly, filmmaker Julian Hanford has created the docu-short Plastic Song, featuring Steve McPherson. The documentary is a creative, visionary perspective of the major plastic pollution crisis facing our civilisation. The film premieres on July 22 at BST 8pm, watch film here.