Street art from “Honestly…WTF”, concrete shoes, and general oddness

10 01 2012

Normality is so over-rated. Oddness attracts us. Well, me anyway. Not necessarily odd/bizarre… though that can be cool too. More usually just a little bit out of phase with everything else. Seeing things everyone else sees… but seeing it in a different way. Like a cracked pavement for example. An eyesore? Or an opportunity for some artistic expression?

Here’s three different art collections around concrete (or its failure).

Artist Juliana Santacruz Herrera beautified the broken and cracked streets of Paris with colourful yarn. Check out the whole deal here: Project Pothole – Honestly WTF.

Artist Jan Vormann uses Lego to similar effect to repair damaged walls. More here: Dispatchwork – Honestly WTF.

Dispatchwork – Honestly WTF

For the more literal-minded amongst us, Portland cement available here. Ah – but is it art?

What about ‘Cement Eclipses’ by Isaac Cordal then?

Street Art: Cement Eclipses

Street Art: Cement Eclipses

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8 responses

11 01 2012
misfits' miscellany

Love the Cement Eclipses.

11 01 2012
Quieter Elephant

Did you check out his other installations too?

http://visuall.net/2011/09/23/street-art-cement-eclipses-by-isaac-cordal/

12 01 2012
misfits' miscellany

Good stuff. The use of scale is not new but here it’s used well.

11 01 2012
daterofboys

LOVE! And I saw the Cement Eclipses in this, a month back:

http://www.streetartutopia.com/?p=5982

11 01 2012
Quieter Elephant

Thanks for the link, There’s some stupendous stuff on there! Thanks for sharing.
I loved the giant pencils up front the best.

11 01 2012
Heather Whitley Gibson

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11 01 2012
Quieter Elephant

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