Whirlwind of Time
Kai & Sunny images depict stylised imagery of nature, reducing natural forms to geometric patterns. This new series of linear work uses a more vibrant color palette than previously shown. The drawings are created using ballpoint pens and applied with single lines to build up the complex images. Each original piece of work revolves around the passage of time. They explore the turning of tides, changing weather, and time for reflection. This series balances the serene with the intense, the fragile with the stable, and the peaceful with the chaotic. Drawing on the infinite complexity found in nature and metaphysical contemplation, the works magnify and stylize the things that are plainly visible to us but are often overlooked.
Kai & Sunny (born 1975 and 1977, respectively) are a UK-based artist duo. They both graduated from the Epsom School of Art in Surrey, United Kingdom with degrees in Art and Design. They have collaborated with Alexander McQueen, Shepard Fairey, and have won numerous accolades, including a 2012 D&AD Design Award and a 2015 LIA award. Works by Kai & Sunny have been exhibited internationally at institutions such as Haunch of Venison, Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York, and are included in the Victoria & Albert Museum Print Archive Collection.