The works of Tanya Schultz looks like a fairytale. She creates installations and artworks from an eclectic range of materials including sugar, glitter, candy, plastic flowers, everyday craft materials and all sorts of objects she finds on her travels.
On this occasion, the australian artist, that usually works under the pseudonym Pip & Pop, creates an immersive art installations using only sweet materials such as candy and sugar. You feel like “a candy-bar state of mind” between those colors, textures and smells.
Pip & Pop began in 2007 as a collaboration between Schultz and fellow artist Nicole Andrijevic. In 2011, Andrijevic left the duo to pursue a different path, while Schultz has continued to create elaborate installations both individually and collaboratively with other artists and friends.
Schultz, “love stories about paradise and imaginary worlds, but especially stories of lands made of food. It’s an ancient kind of fantasy that exists throughout many cultures”. That’s maybe why on her practice embodies both independent and collaborative processes across varying disciplines including installation, painting, wall-works and sculpture.
She has exhibited her work throughout Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany, Netherlands and the UK, with displays with awesomes names like Through a hole in the mountain, I saw a dream like this (in collaboration with Aurelia Carbone & Alex Bishop-Thorpe), Supernatural tasks and magic objects 2013 (Tanya Schultz with Alex Bishop-Thorpe, Amy Joy Watson, Aurelia Carbone, Bridget Minuzzo & Jemimah Davis), If you find me in a dream, and others dreamy names.
Often ephemeral, her meticulously constructed and highly detailed works embrace notions of abundance, utopian dreams and fleeting pleasure. She is fascinated with ideas of paradise and wish-fulfillment described in folk tales, mythologies and cinema.
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