Found this amazing artist, John Breed while browsing the pages of one of my favorite websites, Sweet Station. An artist out of the Netherlands. I like his bold color aligned with the non-traditional medium. It works. He has done a ton of cool things that I encourage you to check out on his website, but here, I’m featuring the legs. Love them.
Zac Freemanstarted making assemblage artworks of this type in 1999. Not only do I find this to be totally RAD, but the artworks are made entirely out of collected junk, found objects, and general trash. Gluing the bits of junk to a wooden substrate to form an image, usually faces, which only can be seen at a distance. Zac is interested in communicating through visual representation in apparent 2-dimensional space and through the actual objects used for the medium in 3-dimensional space.
“It is very important to me that I incorporate the actual objects into the art as opposed to a picture or rendition of it because it better expresses the intention of the artwork. I feel the junk is more powerful being present. It is an actual thing to be reckoned with that existed in this time and place and carries energy in and of itself.” – Zac Freeman
Just found this German duo Herakut via Sweet Station, and I think I’ve fallen in lust. The feeling of raw, graphic, sad, yet beautiful urban look touches me. The duo of Hera, and Akut met at an art show in 2004 and have been collaborating ever since. Please check out their website, and here are a couple of my fav’s.
I did notice as I google imaged Herakut that they use the saying, “Art doesn’t help people. People help people”, in a couple of their works. Not sure what the story is here, but I like.