WebUrbanist Fanbase Artist Showcase (Part 2)
Welcome to part two of our fanbase artist showcase. We often get emails from artists wanting to have their works showcased on the site and therefore we have started this monthly feature to give back to our incredibly talented community. Please enjoy the part two of these features and if you would like your work to be featured, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Steely Hieroglyphics from Frank Plant
Frank Plant is an American sculptor based in Barcelona. Using welded steel as his principal medium, Plant has created these studies of compositions of everyday objects and activities. Frank is a teacher at the Metafora Tallers de Art Contemporani in Barcelona and his work is in both private and public collections across Europe and North America.
Chernobyl in HDR from Timm Suess
Timm Suess is a Swiss photographer who took his first photograph at the age of 5. Tim is fascinated with the battle between man-made structures and nature’s decay process and shoots all his photos purely in digital and using natural light. He believes that, “You only have one chance to take a picture – if you miss it and go back, it will be gone.”
Urban “Multiscapes” from Pim Palsgraaf
Pim Palsgraaf is a 30-year old artist and sculptor from The Netherlands with a love-hate relationship with the industrial surroundings of his studio in Rotterdam. The “Multiscape” sculptures above show the outgrowths of urban architecture as tumors draped over stuffed animals and symbolize the opposition of culture and nature.
Thinking Green Creatively from David Macaluso
David Macaluso has been utilizing used motor oil into paintings as his personal brand of recycling since 2005. This on going art project is currently part of an exhibition exploring fossil fuel addiction at Athens Institute for Contemporary art and focuses on the critical environmental and energy issues of our time.
Half Moon Bay from Ksenya Serova
Ksenya Serova has always been fascinated by the places that we abandon and leave behind. And as a result of that fascination has managed to photograph a great collection of photos of abandoned places on her site.
Sarah Turner’s ReDesign: Drink Bottle Lampshades
Sarah Turner’s eco lampshades, made from waste drinks bottles and recycled card, were recently exhibited in a competition at the Ideal Home Show, London. With some clever cutting Sarah has mastered the art of turning waste drinks bottles into decorative shapes, which form the basis of her beautiful ceiling, table and floor lamps.
Greg’s First Art Car
This is “That Car,” a 1990 Mazda Miata. That Car started off as Greg’s Summer Artcar, a temporary interactive children’s project based on the designs of Susan Sturgill. After 2 years of 2 dimensional, interactive designs, created by 100’s of children, Ramona Moon introduced Greg to the magic of gluing. That Car has been featured in USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Burlington Free Press, Columbus Dispatch and more. It is now part of the permanent collection of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.