Australian artist Magdalena Bors initially trained as an architect and her work retains an architectural interest in how we relate to our living spaces. But she’s taken this in fantastic and fantastical directions by creating and photographing weird and wonderful landscapes in domestic settings.
“Our connection with the natural world is the driving force behind my work,” she says. “I am fascinated by the simultaneous strength and fragility of this connection as we go about our lives, spending most of our time within the confines of the small compartments we call home.”
So in Homelands we are confronted with surreal scenes in living rooms and garages, and left uncertain whether they exist only in the subjects’ minds, while in The Seventh Day the scenes feature everyday objects run amok such as sponges, drawing pins or cereal.
These beautiful, intriguing images throw up so many questions – from the process involved to the ideas Magdalena is playing out – pulling viewers in and not letting us go.
- From big cats to commuters, Reece Wykes creates characters using the subtlest of details
- Back to the Future: what today's creatives can learn from yesterday's design principles
- Moniker’s crisp and colourful laser cut posters for Designer Fund
- Sexual, surreal and disturbing: the weird work of super-skilled Claudia Maté
- Fashion photographer Marie Zucker widens her scope towards personal photographic travelogues
- Kyle Platts and Andy Baker's animation takes us on a kaleidoscopic trip through the park
- Anna Ginsburg explores sex and female orgasms in this hilarious animation (NSFW)
- Arne Svenson’s portraits of his New York neighbours taken through apartment windows
- The Co-op returns to its old “clover leaf” logo from the 1960s
- Don't Hug Me I'm Scared - an exclusive interview with Duck, Red Guy and Yellow Guy
- Ace new Laura Callaghan work calls BS on the idea that we can be "whatever we want to be"
- Strange posters and superb typography from Venetian studio Tankboys