A Curious Brew of Art
Art collective Young Blood Initiative brought together Dutch and international artists for Decoding Sensations, a showcase of visual arts and live performances, which took place in London and Amsterdam.
Investigating in sensations and perceptions, spectators were treated with exhibitions of video art, installation art, sculptures, paintings and live art events on 26-30 March at New River Studios, London and 1-9 April at Home of Art, Amsterdam. Made up of a collective of artists from different countries, backgrounds and disciplines.
Young Blood Initiative aims to showcase collaborative practice, creating a community
where artists can explore other ways to create, acting as a platform where they can
experiment to go outside of their usual practice and to play. Founded in 2014, currently Young Blood Initiative has bases in London and Amsterdam, there are about 50 creatives from 18 countries in the community.
- VenueHome of Art, Amsterdam
- Date1-9 April 2017
- CategoryExposition & Showcase
In black and light
To me Decoding Sensations was all about getting the audience to interact with my artwork. Using blacklight paint to add a layer to the art that was hidden at first sight was something that I found very interesting. There were special flashlights provided for the spectators to go an a little quest to find the hidden meaning in each artwork.
The two series I proposed for this showcase utilized the blacklight concept in a similar way despite each having a slightly different theme to them.
Photo's by Jozef Reuser - www.instagram.com/jozefgyant
P E N U M B R A
Based on the indaHewan and Fragments of the Imagination series these blacklight editions add another layer to the original designs to expand upon the original scenes.
U N D I S C L O S E D
Specially created for Decoding Sensations these little paintings are about the things unsaid and unseen. The full story can only be seen using a blacklight flashlight.