French novelist Marcel Proust once said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”. This is so true for art.
Artists interpret the world with new eyes thereby giving us new eyes with which to see the world. Check out these four artists who, using different mediums, create new worlds out of our world. From top left to right:
- French artist Karine Jollet constructs body parts using pieces of old bed sheets and shirts, embroidered handkerchiefs and second-hand fabrics. Called ‘Soft Sculptures’ the works are all done in white and are perfectly anatomical, designed she says to “remind us of an invisible universe, far away from our own world, a dimension of unity and purity”. Found at Creative Boom.
- Japanese artist Kota Yamaji turns the world into a heady mix of rainbow-coloured surrealism with his pop art series of 3D digital illustrations. It’s colourful, mad and a little bit creepy (the image shown here is rather tame, I might add!). Found at Creative Boom.
- LA-based photographer and filmmaker Niaz Uddin likes to look at the world from above and record landscapes and scenes aerial-style (among other things). Sometimes it’s hard to believe you’re looking at the world in which we live. See more at Niaz Uddin and follow on Instagram @neohumanity.
- Tel Aviv-based @weisstub has a unique way of seeing the human body. Focusing on one part of the body at a time, she hones her talent for illustration and wit by incorporating sketches into each. Like this hedgehog over an eye. Clever. Subtle (or not so subtle). See more at Inagblog.
How do you like to see the world?