Art as you’ve never seen it!

By Sergio González | 12:16

As strange as it may seem at first sight, art made from everyday objects invites us to look at the world from another perspective and to find creativity and inspiration in everything around us.

Our first layover is our journey across recycled art which will take us to Guayaquil, Ecuador, and more precisely to Javier Peréz’s Instagram account (cintascotch). This young illustrator uses everyday 3D objects to make astounding drawings which prove cuteness and perfection that can come in every shape or dimension.

Javier Peréz’s illustrations are becoming quite a thing on the Internet. 20,000 people followed him in October 2013 but there are almost 80,000 at the end of January 2013. Such a fuss can’t go unnoticed for too long and, on the same page but with a different and unique style, we find graphic designer Victor Nunes and his veggie postcards. Who knew lettuce and popcorn could be so sweet?

Dutch photographer and digital illustrator Tineke Meirinik approaches recycled art from a little different point of view; a very special one she wants all of us to see, too. Tineke takes shots of buildings, landscapes or close-up captions she likes and thinks they can tell a more interesting story once her digital drawings have been added. “Open your eyes and see, inspiration is everywhere” is Tineke’s motto. She is also the designer behind Galaxy Note II campaign “Imaginary Safari” for France: check out the video to share Tineke’s playful vision of Paris.

Shadow art is growing every day and some artists like Japanese Kumi Yamashita have a unique talent which is able to turn a wrinkled post-it into a living objects by trying to tell a story through its shadow. From Italy, ephemeral artist Mario Montellini invites us to be “a temporary monument” and become part of his art for a second as we pass along his creations by the street.

Recycled art made from everyday objects in art in the full meaning of the word can be used to make political or social statements as well. British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster uses garbage to create conscious shadows. Bangladeshi artist Tayeba Begump created a real-size crib out of razors to raise awareness about the fact that a razor-blade is the only tool women in Bangladesh have to help them during labor. So far, Tayeba is clearly achieving her goal: her razor crib was sold for $22,500 at Christie’s.

If you want to dive into the world of everyday art but don’t know where to start, just open your eyes and to the beautiful objects around you. Let us know what know what you see! Maybe we’ll be talking about you in the next post on recycled art from everyday objects 🙂

Photo credit: Javier Pérez


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