Posts Tagged ‘urban’
Canadian artist Martin Ouellette’s paintings are inspired by photos of common objects decaying in the urban landscape. With his work he has set out to find the beauty in the banal as he observes the transition from mass-produced objects to trash. His vibrant paintings are full of details; worn out magazines, wires, rusted nails or wooden poles layered with staples and torn up paper, but one thing is sure, if anyone can make decayed objects look like a work of art, it’s definitely Martin Ouellette.
Como muchos de vosotros sabéis TheHiddenBikes Team™ ha tratado de enseñaros las últimas tendencias en cuanto a bicicletas urbanas se refiere…..
Youth, liberation and the joy of losing yourself in the moment are elements that feature throughout American photographer Ryan McGinley’s work, from his early roots in documenting the urban adventures of his downtown Manhattan friends to his subsequent cross-country travels in utopian environments throughout America to his most recent studio portraits. McGinley’s elaborate and rigorous process of photo-making creates moments of breathtaking beauty: naked feral kids poised in ecstatic abandon. The lack of clothing and other contemporary signifiers along with the archetypical landscapes give the photos a sense of timelessness in which the viewer can project his or her own story.
Benjamin Laading, a Norwegian based in Paris, takes graffiti to a whole different level.
Where one might only see ugly potholes and cracks Juliana Santacruz Herrera uses the grey asphalt as her canvas to create wonderful street art. By using bright yarns and fabrics, she braids and weaves site-specific pieces, injecting some colour into the urban landscape of Paris where she lives. Mon Dieu!
Nike Schroeder makes stunning contemporary embroidery.
Clemens Behr was born in 1985 in Koblenz, Germany, but is currently based in Berlin where he studying Fine Arts at UdK Berlin. However, much of Behr’s time is dedicated to travelling and creating his huge 3D installations in both public and interior environments. For his sculptures he uses things he has found and recycled as well as basic building materials, whatever that mixes with the urban cityscape. With a background in graffiti Behr’s style is street smart, but his influences also include origami, spontaneous chance and a deep interest in the environment where his installations are displayed. We love it!
Conor Harrington is an Irish artist whose work could be described as an incredibly successful collusion between fine art and street techniques. According to Conor himself, central to his oil canvasses is “the male figure, referring to the masculinity of urban culture”. The images you see up here are from ‘Dead Meat’, his most recent show which opened the other week at Lazarides Gallery in London and runs through April 12, 2012. Stop by if you’re around!
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