Sixteen Journal Vol.II presents the works of Sølve Sundsbø, Chadwick Tyler, Jack Davison, Laurence Ellis, Misha Taylor, Chad Pitman and Sean&Seng.
28 pages, printed color on uncoated paper289x380mmEdition of 300 only£10 (+Shipping)
Pain: Sadness, ache, misery, anxiety, grief, suffering, torment, agony. However one chooses to define the word, we feel it everyday. Most of the time, in order to protect ourselves, we simply discard its presence – or so we think. This pain lives within us whether it manifests itself in this constant state of stress our societies suffer or the wounds caused by inadvertence. The fact is, we have to acknowledge it, even if we try not to. And even more than that, we should embrace it.
For this second volume, Sixteen invited seven of the most talented visual artists to interpret what we do not want to see or feel. On the cover, Norwegian photographer Sølve Sundsbø traveled to the monumental cemetery of Staglieno in Genoa to capture love, grief and sadness with deep subtlety. Chadwick Tyler continues his artistic collaboration with Ali Michael, this time reaching the demons and their power of addiction hidden inside us. Jack Davison paints our worst nightmares whist showing us we can still find beauty within them. Laurence Ellis immersed himself in Indian culture to bring back contemplation, serenity and peace as an answer to our emotional pain. Misha Taylor helps us to accept our imperfections and Chad Pitman captured those little discomfort we experience everyday. Finally, Sean&Seng remind us that pain is bound with time, as they investigate a period in our lives when we’ve looked at ourselves in the mirror and wanted to grow up faster.
More than a printed matter, this volume encapsulates the emotions these artists have experienced creating this work – sometimes through pain.