Zioxla has just released Strange Plants II, the second book in a series that celebrates plants in contemporary art designed by Folch Studio. This second book features the work of 30 artists, and explores what these artists think about plants and how they portray them in their work. It 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.
For the book, editor Zio Baritaux brought together several artists who take a unique approach to incorporating plants into their work: As with the first book, Strange Plants II includes newly developed work by a select group of artists who do not typically use plants as subject matter including work by Friedrich Kunath, Rosson Crow, Troels Carlsen, Nina Chanel Abney, Erin M. Riley, Brian Scott Campbell, HuskMitNavn, and the talented Eric Yahnker whose work we featured in Issue 8 of 01 Magazine.
“The aim of Strange Plants II is to continue the compelling conversations about how we perceive and interpret both the bizarre and beautiful sides of art and nature,” editor Zio Baritaux says, “Since the release of the first book, a community of like-minded, inquisitive and creative people has grown up around these conversations, and I hope this community will expand with the publication of this book.”
Here is a preview of some of the beautiful imagery from the book: