London based artist duo Kai & Sunny like the idea of showing something you can’t actually see and asking bigger questions. Featured here on our blog, their nature-inspired drawings feature geometric patterns that replicate motifs like the intricacies of flower petals and the dramatic bursts of stars, as if looking through the lens of a super-telescope. Though their energetic and abstract line work has the precision of a machine, everything is drawn by hand using ballpoint pens. For their upcoming exhibition at Stolen Space gallery in London, “Whirlwind Of Time”, the duo sought out to develop their pen drawing series even further.
There is an infinite complexity to nature. From sea shells, to the Milky Way galaxy, to the structure of human lungs, there are patterns that exist in everything around us. London based collaborators Kai & Sunny (previously featured here) have always been drawn towards such images created by nature. Opening Saturday, they will exhibit six new ballpoint pen pieces in “The Matter of Time” at 886 Geary Gallery in San Francisco. A more vibrant palette is applied in their new drawings, alongside hand-pulled monochromatic screen prints on copper and paper. Their works magnify and stylize the things that are plainly visible to us but often overlooked. Here, this would be the turn of the tides, represented in energetic, abstract pieces.
On November 22nd, London artists Kai and Sunny celebrated the opening of “Lots of Bits of Star” at Jonathan Levine Gallery (previewed here). A simple theme ornately executed, their exhibition takes an up close and personal look at the dramatic life stars. As if looking through the lens of a super-telescope, the duo have created inspired images that take the shape of familiar motifs; wild, flowering petals, a flock of birds, to surreal geometric patterns.
Kai & Sunny are a London based creative duo that are especially attentive to detail. Together, they create intricate, nature inspired screen prints on a variety of media. The images below show their scrupulous process- taking us behind the scenes of their hand drawn sketches to the final, hand pulled screen prints. For their upcoming show at Jonathan Levine gallery, “Lots of Bits of Star”, Kai & Sunny will debut new prints with unreal geometrical patterns exposing our misconceptions of the world around us.
We’ve been steadily following the expansion of Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles into overseas territory with their ongoing ‘LAX’ exhibition series. Their latest collaboration is with StolenSpace Gallery in London, which debuted last night, and it is perhaps their most massive at 136 artists and over 140 works of art. In the tradition of the series, “LAX/LHR” showcases an eclectic mixture from painting, mixed media, and sculptural pieces by both local and international artists alike. There is an especially heavy volume of contributors from the urban art persuasion, considering the gallery’s ties with British street artist D*Face.
London’s StolenSpace Gallery is gearing up for “Write & Repeat,” a dynamic group show opening on February 22 featuring a solid roster of artists who use text and patterns as the basis of their work. Notable artists among the extensive line-up are Chloe Early (Hi-Fructose Vol. 26), EINE, Sylvia Ji (Hi-Fructose Vol. 16), Maya Hayuk, Greg Lamarche, Jim Houser (Hi-Fructose Vol. 17), Usugrow, Shepard Fairey (Hi-Fructose Vol. 11) and many others. With influences ranging from folk art, textiles and sign-painting, the artists in the show apply pattern-making to their individual aesthetics in different ways. Take a look at our preview of the show after the jump, images courtesy of StolenSpace.