found objects

16
MAR
2017
Jo Gibbs at work in her studio

INTERVIEW: Artist Jo Gibbs transforms found objects with pattern

Born and raised in Battersea, Jo Gibbs is a London-based artist who started off her creative career in textiles. It all began with her first Saturday job at Tooting market. Jo worked on a fabric stall with a lady called Lybette who took her around all the wholesalers in Brick... Read More →
13
MAY
2015
karen-ryan-second-hand-upcycled-everyday-objects

Art from upcycled everyday objects by Karen Ryan

Unwanted junk is the medium of choice for British designer Karen Ryan, who graduated from the RCA in 2001. She first encountered raw materials such as broken televisions and abandoned furniture in a long alleyway behind her grandmother’s flat. Seeing furniture from her... Read More →
06
MAR
2015

Sets built from furniture found on the street

Set in the Street, a collaboration between Justin Bettman and stylist Gozde Eker, is a Wes Anderson inspired photography project involving the salvaging of furniture and household items found on the streets of New York. Last December, elaborate sets were built and photographed,... Read More →
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07
JAN
2015

New Hotel Athens by Campana Brothers

Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana are renowned for  their reuse and re-appropriation to make furniture and interiors. Since launching in 1983 they have built an international reputation with works founded on the principles of reinvention an... Read More →
20
MAY
2013

Artfully assembled rubbish by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

It was whilst working for Gilbert and George as students in the late 1990s that Brit artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster  began experimenting with the assemblage of household rubbish.  Born out of this was their first shadow sculpture ‘Miss Understood & Mr Meanor’ which is... Read More →
13
JUN
2011

Installations by Susie MacMurray

It’s impossible not to be blown away by the work of Susie MacMurray – a former classical musician turned artist whose work encompasses drawing, sculpture and architectural installations.  She has gained particular recognition for her site-specific interventions in... Read More →
07
JUN
2011

Are you sitting comfortably?

Just a few hand picked favourites from the many upcycled pieces by US design company BRC Designs, headed by Benjamin Rollins Caldwell .  From a rug made of jean pockets to a chair made of old piano keys – this stuff really is out of this world!  Pictured above is the ABC123... Read More →
31
MAY
2011

Made from Books

As highlighted in previous posts, it seems books aren’t just for reading – this one is definitely worth a read!  Book Art by Christine Antaya features fascinating sculptures and installations, all constructed from repurposed books. With the rise of the digital age, it... Read More →
28
MAY
2011
The Immortal 2011 portrait on floppy disks by Nick Gentry

Faces on Floppy: Artworks by Nick Gentry

Inspired by the sociological impact of internet culture, Nick Gentry paints beautiful portraits onto obsolete media formats, such as old floppy disks. His work is a comment on waste culture, but also makes parallels between the personal info locked beneath the paint and the way... Read More →
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