Fields of bright flowers spring from a Brooklyn brownstone, a basketball court and Vermeer’s “Girl with Pearl Earring” in Equinox collection by Handle. The Manhattan-based artist works on an ongoing series of animations that turn objects and spaces into wild gardens in full bloom. The looping clips are intended to “illustrate how the energy of nature can develop, recover and transmit even without us,” says Grif. “The concept of energy transfer is constantly changing. Energy is constantly being transformed around us. It is the first rule of thermodynamics. “
Regardless of whether they wrap a Berlin front door or produce a trail of flowers in the wake of a skateboarder, each piece is a mini-narrative that is rooted in a place, time or experience that the artist wanted to revisit. “I picked scenes from my memory and changed the setting slightly to give the audience a sense of nostalgia, a kind of golden light that evokes that sense of optimism. We often enjoy looking back on memories, they are pink or sugar-coated or whatever you want, ”says Grif.
Some of the work shown here was last month for Callao City art in Madrid, and others will be part of an exhibition directed by collaboration In Moscow. You can track the ongoing collection on Behance and Instagram.
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