From Coltrane’s funeral. Dear Lord.
Artist: Joris Kuipers
Born in 1977. Bachelor at Arnhem Academy, in 2003, he completed a master’s study at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen. In recent years, the only legacy of traditional painting in Kuipers’ work is colour, often applied in bright hues and rich abundance. He uses the painter’s brush just to splatter the paint right on the surface. He doesn’t employ any instrument to manipulate it, for instance by allowing pigments to drip directly from tubes or flasks, or by sprays. With his working methods, he steps into the trail of Jackson Pollock and other expressionists. Kuipers’ worlds of colour are constructed out of myriads of dots and stains of pure pigments, merging into colourful clouds when observed from some distance – a contemporary pointillism.
Photographer Andy Yeung has called Hong Kong home since birth, but it took a trip away to spark the idea for Urban Jungle, his captivating series that captures aerial views of the city’s jam-packed skyline. As he descended on the metropolis on a returning flight, he was struck by the staggering panorama of high-rises crammed up against one another. The bird’s-eye perspective seemed to illustrate how it feels to live in one of the world’s most densely populated environments. Hong Kong is, in fact, about as crowded as a city can get, with about 68,400 residents per square mile. (For comparison, consider that New York clocks in at a mere 4,500.) Necessarily, that means it’s stuffed with skyscrapers—it has more buildings taller than 500 feet than any other metropolis on earth, many of which Yeung photographed using a drone over the span of two months. Thanks MyModernMet.