Strange Plants II is the second book in a series that celebrates plants in contemporary art. Featuring works by 30 artists, the book explores the portrayal of plant life in art. The book includes viscous paintings of drooping flower arrangements; intuitive photographs of lily pads and lithe bodies; mixed-media collages that juxtapose the tranquility of Japanese Ikebana with the chaotic energy of vandalism, and much more.
Pulled together by publisher and creative studio Zioxla, the book features work from: Allison Schulnik, Misha Hollenbach, Francesca DiMattio, Zin Taylor, Katarina Janeckova, Stills & Strokes, Ren Hang, Friedrich Kunath, Rosson Crow, Troels Carlsen, Eric Yahnker, Nina Chanel Abney, Erin M. Riley, Brian Scott Campbell, HuskMitNavn, Casey Gray, Matt Leines, Daniel Albrigo, Tamara Santibañez, David Schiesser, Sarah Carter, Mina Aoki, Uptown Danny, Wink Evans, Slowerblack, Shen Schubert, Spider Sinclair, Jessica Swaffer and Rose Whittaker.
If you’re in Sydney this weekend, Strange Plants II launches, alongside a limited edition print release by Jessica Swaffer. Sunday, April 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Press Books, 116 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, Sydney.