There are artists who use various materials in their work. Some of the plain white paper conjures up exotic animals, while others create original crayon jewellery. Meet extraordinary contemporary artists whose work you will not see in the museum.
1. Creatively Treated Waste
Bordalo II is a Brazilian artist who creates his works from the waste he finds. He uses used tires, scrap metal, bottles and all the other garbage that falls into his hands. They are used as a reminder that people still pollute forests and oceans.
2. Paper Animals
Patrick Cabral is a Philippine master of sharp cuts. From paper, he creates captivating finesse and precision of sculpture. White masterpieces represent animals in danger of extinction.
3. Weaving Art
The tradition of a rug weaving is still alive in Azerbaijan. Residents decorate their walls, chairs, beds and of course, they spread them on the floors. Faig Ahmed comes from Baku and transforms classic carpets into extraordinary works of art. Some of them spill like liquid paint, turn into pixels or geometric shapes.
Rug size XL
4. Pencils in Use
Jasenko Đorđrević comes from Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has an unusual passion. He makes miniature sculptures from pencil filler. Such a hobby requires a lot of patience and precision. The effect is staggering!
Mother and Child
The Artist at Work
5. From Dirt to Art
Nikita Golubev is a Russian artist who is a specialising on road dirt. 😉 His work is extremely fragile and can disappear at any time. He draws on the dirt of a car, tracks, actually any vehicle as long they’re before a wash.
City Polluting Smoke
6. Crayons For Jewelry
This is just an excellent and extremely original gift idea! Czech jewelry designer Anna Čurlejová transforms colorful crayons into wooden jewelry. Massive pendants, bracelets, earrings, rings delight with their colors and resemble a little honeycomb.
Cone Shaped Ring
7. Back to Soviet Times
It is never too late to give yourself fully to your passions. A perfect example of this is a Russian – Ruslan Kuchmenov. The man is almost 60 years old and is restoring old children’s foot cars from Soviet times. All the trouble just to bring them back to their former glory and life.
A Rusty Blue Car…
… Transformed Into a Sports Car
From Complete Wrecks…
… Even Create a Convertible
8. Material Ejected by Waves
Tony Fredriksson was born in Zimbabwe. He discovered his artistic passion already in his early youth. Currently he creates sculptures from wood thrown by waves onto the land. He makes up exotic birds and animals. He believes that weathered pieces of wood have a story to tell.
Artist With a Hippopotamus Sculpture
9. In The Kingdom of Giants
Lorenzo Quinn is an Italian sculptor and actor. He is famous for his giant hand sculptures. They stood in Venice and were meant to open people’s eyes to climate change and motivate them to act together and build a better world regardless of our differences.
More hands can be seen in Florence in the Bobola garden. They cover the tree and symbolize unselfish love. It is giving without expecting anything in return.
Palms at Florentine Garden
10. Straw Sculptures
Every year the Wara Art Festival takes place in the Japanese city of Niigata. During the festival, artists from the Musashino Art University create huge animal sculptures from rice straw.
Bonus: Train Carved in a Pencil… The Work of Cindy Chin
Which of the artist did you like the most?