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A fascinating, absorbing collection of Martian taxonomies by Øivin Horvei

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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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    Øivin Horvei: Explorer Series

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.