It’s the “business of life”, Rachel Perry Welty makes the subject of discussion in her artwork: She almost frantically collects the things that are part of our everyday life, be it her facebook updates, receipts, fruit stickers, bills or spam mails.
I like the pictures best you can see above, where the artist herself almost disappears in her artwork, giving the artwork another dimension. Welty has been on the art market for over a decade know and is not running out of ideas.
Last week I wrote about Chris Jordan and his art project “Running the numbers II”, where he used old bottle caps and plastic bags to create large sized reproductions of well known paintings. This week with David Poppie I found an artist claiming a similar motif.
Poppie uses disposable objects like pencils, old paperbacks, teabags or plastic cutlery to create his artworks. These things are usually disregarded by us in our everyday life, he is convinced, thus his object paintings give them another value.
Usually, when the taste of your chewing gum turns boring, you spit it out (or, taking care of nature, put it in the waste bin) and don’t think about it anymore. This is not the case with Italian born Maurizio Savini: He uses chewing gum to create life sized sculptures of people, dogs or bears.
I wasn’t really sure whether we are talking about art or fashion here, when looking at the pictures taken by Madame Peripeti: Her stunning portraits are a mixture of fashion elements and art movements like surrealism and dadaism.
Peripeti – whose name originally is Sylwana Zybura – wants to explore the boundaries between fashion, art and the human being. And I have to say: She has been successful with that so far!
Have a guess: How many old bills, tax returns and unused and old pieces of paper could be found in your home? What to do with them? Nava Lubelski uses them to make art in form of flat paper sculptures.
Thus all those rejection letters or bills you wouldn’t mind if they were non-existent are turned into nicely – and not dangerous or depressing – looking sculptures. What a great idea!
That colour is used for creating artworks is not a secret. But big colour blobs? For his life-sized portraits of families or single people Chris Dorosz uses thick paint, which is attached to plastic rods.
But no, not attached – the paint is allowed to go its own way, shaping itself like it wants to. The result is stunning: little colourful blobs arrange themselves to a composition that somehow looks like a human DNA!
She has been confronted with creativity right from he cradle: Anna-Wili Highsmith is the daughter of a puppeteer. She herself works as an artist and creates these wonderful filigree and fragile looking animal sculptures – from paper!
All those owls, birds and horse heads are made out of strips of thick paper. They are painted and sewn together until they have the desired form. Wonderful! Highsmith has created sculptures for the French fashion label Hèrmes as well as for a whole bunch of galleries already.