David Ellis And 5 Other Artists Transform Trash Into Dynamic Works Of Art

David Ellis

David Ellis

Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Gabriel Kuri

Gabriel Kuri

 

Artists are magicians in their own right for making something from nothing, for infusing the everyday mundane tools and objects with poetic meaning and creating a whole new experience from it.  In the holiday season, with a good part of society taking part in excess shopping, people are becoming increasingly conscious of what we discard.  Our relationship to the accumulation of stuff and the level of waste humans produce seems to be collectively shifting.  The artists whose work is shared here: David Ellis, Vik Muniz, Gabriel Kuri, Song Dong, Tim Noble and Sue Webster demonstrate the way individual artistic voices arise from this consciousness and the beautiful and often magical work that is informed by our accumulated or discarded stuff.

David Ellis & Blu’s Amazing Stop Motion Street Art Video

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Artists David Ellis and Blu blended two art forms that rarely meet: street art and animation.  Throughout the video the mural takes over an entire building unfolding through a stop motion style.  At times the art playfully utilizes aspects of the structure’s architecture – a style Blu has expertly developed in his work (for example, check out the first piece in this post.)  The artists tirelessly paint and repaint images to further the animated sequence.  Amazing images are quickly covered over to make way for the next image.  The labor necessary was certainly staggering as is the self-control necessary to paint over pieces that were just complete.

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David Ellis

“David Ellis is an artist born into a family immersed in music. In his youth Ellis had little patience with piano lessons or reading sheet music.