hello! i'm liza of length x wit. when kaitlyn proposed a post swap a couple weeks ago, i jumped at the chance. isavirtue is one of my favorite places to visit to get my art fix. from slide school to q & art, kaitlyn's posts always make me stop and think a little deeper beyond my initial impressions about whatever it is she's found. i'm so excited to take part in her art vs. art series and share with these two artists with you today. enjoy!
marco suarez and monika traikov both play with landscape and geometry, but with vastly different results. suarez encases his photographs within a circle, making each scene seem like a look through a spyglass. there's a sense of mystery and yearning to each of these vistas, and their shape only adds to the romance. traikov puts geometric shapes directly into photographs and uses them as a means of distortion. rocky shores are flipped, towers melt, and cities are turned on their side. looking at these two side-by-side reminds me of the difference between fantasy and science fiction - similar fictive elements, but divergent worlds.