Ambiguity is something a lot of us aspire to. We want to be cooly distant, mysterious, like those groups of people that wear sunglasses and power walk everywhere because (we assume) they’re so important. While it’s difficult to achieve this in real life – what with our other desire to be liked scurrying our aloof plans – in art work it’s a lot easier.
For instance Leigh Wells’ mixed media works, Deception, are successful because it’s difficult to distinguish what they’re actually made up of. Piecing together what can only be described as a mix of monochrome human body parts with smooth mounds of stone, they’re abstract and interesting. The different tones in these muscly masses laid together with swatches of neutral blocks of colour and geometric lines are what I enjoy most about these simple collage works.
- Thomas Prior captures a Mexican festival involving exploding sledgehammers
- The misty-eyed and delicate pencil marks of Lee Kyutae
- Build’s brand identity for product design brand Plæy mirrors its playful and modular designs
- David Bailey's photographs of NW1, republished and exhibited for the first time
- Studio Mut creates a catalogue for Italian art prize that celebrates up-and-coming artists
- A forward-minded retrospective: behind the design of the massive Cedric Price monograph
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich