[Visual Dictionary] Raspberry Bioart

Visual definitions shed light on 2015's biggest art trends.
January 1, 2016, 2:15pmUpdated on January 4, 2016, 4:50pm

We asked some of our favorite artists to visually define some ideas and genres we felt had a big presence in 2015. Artist Gretchen Röehrs adds a new dimension to her drawings with small objects that interact with ink illustrations. Here she creates a carbon molecule with raspberries to demonstrate the way micro and bio artists add a new dimension to their work with biological and microscopic materials.

One of the purest intersections between art and science lies in the creative applications of biology. Whether it's printing leggings with patterns from CT scans and X-rays like Epidemia Designs, or literally painting with living bacteria like Anicka Yi, the questions asked by each discipline have never been more aligned.

Here are some more artists expressing themselves through the ideas and materials of biology.

Coral Morphologic

Peter Clarke

Philip Klawitter

Eric Paré

Anicka Yi

Mathias Vef

Dopamine Collective

Anicka Yi, Grabbing At Newer Vegetables, 2015. Plexiglas, agar, female bacteria, fungus. 84.5 x 24.5 inches. Courtesy of the artist and 47 Canal. Photo by Jason Mandella

Emily Williams

BanG Studio

Skylar Tibbits

Guy Ben-Ary

Tomas Saraceno

Kouhei Nakama

Diemut Strebe

See more of Gretchen Röehrs' work on her website.


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