The best street art uses the existing environment and light to enhance the art. Oakoak, a French artist, makes the most of the environment in which he places his art.
In “Heart Art” Oakoak used the existing art and paint smear to create context for his golfer.
In this piece, the super-hero depends on the time of day and time of year. When the sun slants through the gap between two houses, the super-hero shows his power by beaming a ray of light across the street.
German street artist 1010 creates two-dimensional art that looks like 3D portals into space.
The painting above is on a wall. It’s painted to look as if it had depth.
In this article, the portal is in a brick wall. The magazine is VNA’s (Very Nearly Art) street art issue.
Agustina Woodgate, originally from Buenos Aires (Argentina) now lives in Miami. She believes in the non-Western cultural idea that handmade rugs depict the dream world or spiritual world in hand-woven art.
As raw material, Woodgate uses the “skins” of abandoned stuffed animals, specifically teddy bears. She explains:
It was simply an object. But I also didn’t want to throw it away. That’s when I decided wanted to do something with the bear. In the beginning of the process, I had no idea what was going to happen. I went to a thrift store, got another bear, and started playing around. I looked at all the components that make up a stuffed animal: the stuffing, the fabric, the stitching. I wanted to approach an everyday object in the hopes of making something new.
Enjoy these artistic explorations and have a creative weekend!
—Quinn McDonald is a writer who is involved in collage this weekend.