Jason Freeny is an “artist, illustrator, crazy person,” his quote not mine. But, he is also an illustrator that also happens to be an amazing sculptor. Freeny’s dissected toys are 1 part cool mixed with 1 part creepy to make a really awesome body of work.
Most of Anna Garforth’s artwork is created from materials not usually selected for making art. Food, moss, trash, etc. are used to bring her projects to life. The first work that caught my eye was the moss works, but I also enjoy her other art as well.
Johan Rijpma breathes life into ordinary rolls of packing tape by sticking them to the ceiling in various patterns and allowing gravity to take over. He does also lean on some clever video work to add some appeal to the whole thing. This video of the work is fantastic and well worth watching.
Nick Gentry paints portraits of fit, young people onto collections of old discarded floppy disks. These pieces are interesting to me, with the importance that our popular culture places on the shiny and new.
Abigail Reynolds is an artist based in London and has been exhibiting her artwork around the world since Y2K, remember that mess? Anyway, Reynolds latest work is constructed from primarily from found book images to construct a new composition. I really enjoy the way she plays with color and composition as she allows her work to break free from the confines of the square or rectangle.
It has been a while since I last looked at the artwork of Brian Dettmer. Dettmer is still breathing new life into old, antiquated books and transforming them into new works of art.