Art for the bees
Ever thought that the seven billion humans alive today are akin to an overpopulated beehive? Artist Stephen Rosin draws a few disturbing parallels between humanity and the honey bee through his recent series HiveMind and now through his upcoming show A Hollow Drumming of Wings. Through bold graphics, Stephen offers up a critical view of the human ‘swarm’, questioning the social hierarchy into which we organise ourselves. His use of typography creates a sense of branding, which places the concept within a familiar framework, thereby making it more ‘friendly’ to viewers already so adept at consuming vast amounts of media. It is subversive, offering up a criticism of society's obsession with media.