Steve Bishop’s work examines the relationships between objects and their extended physical, spatial and perceptual properties. Bishop’s sculptures and installations operate as an ongoing inquiry into tangibility and the act of placement. Many of his recent installations are comprised through the utilisation of the exhibition space as a whole, wherein Bishop dismantles areas of the exhibition space revealing hidden areas and in other cases using the physicality of the air in the space as a medium.
In March 2014, Bishop presented a solo exhibition, It’s Easier To Love Your Song Than It Is To Love You, at Supportico Lopez, Berlin. He will have his second solo show at Carlos/Ishikawa, London later this year.
Steve Bishop, 16:9 IV, 2012. LCD screens, 1:53 video loop & 1:01 video loop on DVD players, cables, drywall. 22 x 78 x 29 inches (56 x 200 x 73 cm). Courtesy the artist and Carlos/Ishikawa, London.
By Aki Inomata, quite literally taking the hermit crabs ability for carrying their home on their back, the Japanese artist crafts architecturally inspired shells from plastic for the crabs, with miniature cities on them. I think another fantastic aspect is the transparency, how you can see the anatomy of the crab even when they withdraw is just fascinating.