Restoring crumbling walls and monuments that a child could relate to is Jan Vormann’s quest. The 26 year old has spent the last three years traveling the world using one of the most recognizable materials and past times in toy history lego!
The German artist has reinterpretation the art of restoration, who knew the small coloured lego blocks would ironically spark the idea to actually complete buildings and monuments the very things that children tend to build with them. Vormann, has truly brightened up the aesethic nature of these locations with brightly coloured plastic lego pieces and in turn inspire on lookers to stop and take note.
Now that I’ve become aware of the fact that he has adorned the city of Boston, I will definitely be in search to see this collection of work in the flesh!
At the Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium, the Italian family business Luminarie De Cagna created an astounding light display featuring a Cathedral that utilized 55,000 LED lights. The arched structure stands tall at an impressive 91 feet at its peak and is made of wood that is adorned with beautiful multicolored lights. This astounding light display is not only a work of art but is also impressively energy-efficient, consuming only 20Kwatt/h of electricity.
Like most artists, Cecilia Paredes tends to get lost in her work… in this case most literally. The Peruvian artist uses her body as a canvas by applying body paint to camouflage herself into a series of vibrant, intricate wallpaper designs.
With the aid of assistants, Paredes meticulously paints an disguises her own body to allow her to fit seamlessly into each of her portraits. Paredes explains her technique as a way of making herself part of the landscape ïn a quest of belonging.
“The theme behind all is re-location after displacement and migration and how one has to adjust in order to belong. Tough it is, but it has to be done, without forgetting our origin.