A Profile of Artist Mac Premo

Filmmaker Bas Berkhout intimately delves into the NYC creative's life and process

Brooklyn-based Mac Premo aptly self-identifies as an artist and a “stuff-maker.” Peering into his studio reveals that the latter is surely a description he lives up to on a daily basis. Premo recently invited Dutch filmmaker Bas Berkhout (now based in Brooklyn) into his studio and home to learn more about his work, life and inspiration. Berkhout—largely known for his Like Knows Like series—paints an …

Jakub Berdych’s Robot

The light up glass sculpture alludes to the famous modernist work of the Čapek brothers who invented the word "robot"

The design and sculptural works crafted by Jakub Berdych, of Prague­-based Qubus Studio, represent a wide range of inspiration and intelligent references to history and Western society at large. Experimenting with materials, forms and meanings within the monumental design objects he has envisioned and produced, Berdych’s work is ever-evolving. His latest creation, a glass sculpture (created for Prague­’s Křehký Gallery) called “Robot,” stands as a …

Ren Ri’s Beeswax Sculptures

The Beijing-based artist devises works that explore the relationship between humans and nature, getting stung in the process

Artist Ren Ri (who trained at Tsinghua Academy of Art and Saint Petersburg State University in Russia) creates art that is influenced by his childhood—one that occurred amongst the beautiful scenery of Wuhan’s lush vegetation. “Back then, I was spending a lot of time observing animals and plants; my passion for moulding was parallel to an interest for insect ethology,” he recalls. Thus came the …