Science and art come together in this ongoing show at London’s Gallery Elena Shchukina featuring Luke Jerram’s Glass Microbiology series and photographer Seung-Hwan Oh’s Impermanence series, which was previously featured here on Lomography.
Opening just last week at the Gallery Elena Shchukina in Mayfair, London, Impermanence: The Art of Microbiology showcases the works of Bristol, United Kingdom-based artist Luke Jerram and Seoul, South Korea-based photographer Seung-Hwan Oh, both of which incorporate elements of microbiology.
Impermanence by Oh is a series of warped portraits created by letting homegrown bacteria sit on developed medium format color reversal film shot with his Hasselblad 500 C/M for a period of time. The idea behind the series came about in 2012, after Oh read an article by BBC Online dated 2010 about how fungus threatens to destroy historical film archives.
If you will recall, Lomography had an exclusive interview with Oh on Impermanence a little over a year ago.
Meanwhile, the aptly-titled, Glass Microbiology by Jerram is composed of beautiful glass sculptures of virus cells created after the artist discovered that viruses are colorless. The series “…aim[s] to create a tension between beauty and horror of the diseases that the pieces represent.”
Impermanence: The Art of Microbiology will run until January 8, 2016. For more information, please visit this page.