magical contamination: mould as art by antoine bridier-nahmias  magical contamination: mould as art by antoine bridier-nahmias
sep 09, 2013

magical contamination: mould as art by antoine bridier-nahmias

magical contamination: mould as art by antoine bridier-nahmias 




mould and other related fungi are not exactly the first things that come to mind when envisioning an artistic medium, but antoine bridier-nahmias has done just that. his ‘magical contamination‘ series, explores the impressive diversity of textural and color qualities that mould exhibits, resulting in what some might consider more of a science experiment than creative endeavour. antoine paints bacteria into petri dishes, shaping an array of patterns and visual forms which he photographically documents on his tumblr page.




the artist paints bacteria onto petri dishes to create each art work



‘magical contamination’ is a documentation of the phenomenon of mould and its varied characteristics





the body of work depicts the characteristic diversity of moulds



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  • ewww…

    dbkii says:
  • They seem mineral structures, but in fact they are life forms.

    The feeling is that life forms and crystals are in reality the same substance that auto-organizes in two ways, where the only difference is the time took to grow.

    fred says:
  • Like it a lot! Great concept!

    Atelier Argos says:
  • like the idea of taking something that most people go “yuck” when they see it and turning it into art

    greg dahlen says:

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