Crystal Wagner is an American paper artist whose work plays with ideas of the two and three dimensional. The techniques used in her large paper installations incorporate a use of materials that make each viewer question their understanding of texture and space. They each appear natural and otherworldly and are often found crawling across walls and floors like an alien liquid, each color bursting in their unique formations that have been bent and molded, cut into strips, or meticulously layered like feathers. She is currently in a solo exhibition entitled “Bioforms and Blooms” at the Stolen Space Gallery in London, which will be on display through February 26th, so be sure to check it out.
“Bioforms and Blooms explores the realm of familiar and foreign. I am interested in our relationship with the natural world and how in the new technological landscape that is the 21st century, forms and structures found in nature are more and more alien to us. As hybrids, the work draws on textures and shapes from seemingly otherworldly sources, but is rooted in the deep visual and sculptural language of exotic flora, micro and macro organisms, and the rhizomatic growth that is endemic to life outside of the cultivated spaces that surround us in our modern landscapes.”
images courtesy of Crystal Wagner and Stolen Space Gallery.