Abstract Moldy Petri Dish Art Is Pretty, Gross

September 10, 2013 | Marina Galperina

Look at these process-minded non-representational works! Antoine Bridier-Nahmias’s Magical Contamination series is delicate in texture and very varied — some tense and thick with white, the hues almost undulating and some a sparse, organic arrangement of specks and spores. The abstract compositions suggest a controlled invasion of space, a quietly creeping force…

It’s as if they weren’t painted but grown, billowing chemically through their tiny round canvases.

It’s almost as if someone grew some mold in petri-dishes, took pictures and put them on Tumblr.


Ew, germs.