Danish artist Troels Carlsen is inspired by the human condition, specifically how art has captured human life over the last few centuries. I love that he uses old anatomical texts and illustrations as a base and inspiration for some of his pieces. He doesn’t just cut them out and use them as a collage, but rather uses them as his canvas. I suggest watching the above video on him to truly get a sense of his style.
South Korean artist, Seo Young Deok creates beautifully accurate sculptures out of a single material, bicycle chain. He welds each chain in what becomes a long and intense process lasting months. And while bicycle chains might be seen as a representation of the freedom a bicycle affords, Seo Young Deok’s sculptures seem heavy, damaged and oppressed.
His latest solo-exhibition, Dystopia, is currently travelling the world. View more of his pieces at youngdeok.com.
Fabulous skull made out of computer parts and speakers from a city landfill, by Yukon School of Visual Arts student, Graham Rudge. “Circuit skull” explores the ever increasing bond between humans and their technology.
Netherlands-based multidisciplinary artist, Levi van Veluw, is a master at crafting different types of materials and patterns using his head as the sole canvas. I love how the figures look almost haunting with their expressionless faces and how the patterns and textures accentuate different features of the head.