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Øivin Horvei: Explorer Series

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A fascinating, absorbing collection of Martian taxonomies by Øivin Horvei

These strange taxonomies of martian conditions and geography by Oslo-based artist Øivin Horvei are what I imagine the Little Prince might have looked like if Ernst Haeckel could wield an airbrush. The ongoing Explorer Series is a hypothetical scientific excursion that records alien conditions in washy colours and gravity defying shapes. Though not strictly narrative, when seen as a collection it’s a brilliant diversion into fantasy tempered with an ongoing “archive” of research like reference called The Saturn Archives that offers plenty to read into.

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