oliver hickmet

OLIVER_HICKMET

Dramatic landscapes, and exposed pink stretchers? Um, yes… love. I found these pieces, by London based artist Oliver Hickmet on Artfetch… their description of this series fills in all of the blanks:

“Our sense of the world’s sublime, great natural beauty spots are often overlaid with our expectations, fed by slick travel photography and tourist guides, reduced to the size of a postcard, or the screen of a smartphone. As consumers of marketed and packaged tourist experiences how do we find the kernels of truth hidden within? Oliver Hickmet began with researching and exploring these questions while on residency in rural Piedmont, Italy, and the result is a series of pieces that form his understanding of where reality lies within the making, creating and consumption of these tourism fantasies of a place. Beginning with the saturated colour images from postcards of the Dolomite Mountains he scans them overlaid with actual soil from the local countryside and prints the results onto supple silk. Draped across candy-floss pink stretchers these art objects are somewhere between the real and the imaginary, a unique plane that exists for digital era tourists.” ~ Artfetch

So interesting, and gorgeous… I think I need one of these.






comments (4)

  1. Maastet /// 08.18.2015 /// 3:11pm

    That is so fetch.

  2. Carla /// 08.19.2015 /// 11:16am

    Interesting and edgy! Would be an awesome touristic publicity format.
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  3. Elissa S Nesheim /// 08.19.2015 /// 2:50pm

    these are so amazing. Ive often thought a lot about perceptions of paradise and edenic places… such a great topic! I love the little people in the bottom one! fab!

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