Flora is a young fine art photographer from Hungary. She uses exquisite photo manipulation to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her immaculate technique and subtle conceptual ideas create beautiful evocations of universal emotions, from lust and desire to despair and loss.Flora at once captures the complex strength and fragility of the human psyche. She expertly visualises dark fantasies and atmospheric dreams, utilising the uncanny and clever metaphor, while unlocking what it means to think, feel, dream and express in the urban world.Her work often features the female body and she plays with hiding and revealing the eyes or face to leave only the feminine form, exploring questions of female representation and the relationship between body and self.
Flora has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions in Europe and the USA, and has most notably taken part in the “Continental Shift” group exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. She has also exhibited at the Louvre, France. Her ethereal aesthetic has won multiple art prizes and garnered critical acclaim from press including The Guardian’s Observer and BBC Culture. Her artwork was the face of Adobe Photoshop in 2014.
Petrina Hicks (born 1972 in Sydney) utilises the seductive and glossy language of commercial photography to create artworks that probe at the false promise of perfection.
Her work often explores female identity making reference to mythology and art history and drawing associations between these elements and contemporary image culture.
Of further interest is the symbiotic relationship between animal and human reflected in her work.
Petrina Hicks has been awarded various notable prizes and residencies including; 2014 Bowness Photography Prize, Josephine Ulrick Photography Award for Portraiture, 2008 ABN Emerging Artist Award, La Cite, Paris Residency, Art Gallery of NSW and 8 month Fellowship, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany.
JELLYFISHES are elegant creatures with extravagant capabilities – like bioluminescence, asexual reproduction, highly effective venom production, shape- and color-changing skills etc. – in the deep sea. Jellyfishes have been in existence for 700 million years or more, making them the oldest multi-organ animal group. Their habitat is largely regarded as terra incognita.
71% of the surface of our Blue Planet is covered by oceans. Why searching for extraterrestial life, if we didn`t discover our home planet and its residents completely yet?
What do you think about giving (and taking) some true quality time and beautiful memories?
I am sure, there are opportunities to visit parks, sanctuaries and farms – that offers guided tours, trekking with animals, infotainment seminars, special (e.g. farm) shops and more – in your neighborhood too.
You could not only invite your partner, family but also friends to join the trip.