These artists turn condemned buildings being demolished into mind-bending sculptures

Stuart McBratney Contributor

By Stuart McBratney in New Art on Friday 17 October 2014

Houston-based artists Dean Ruck and Dan Havel call themselves Demo Artists – not as in demo tape, but as in demolition. When a condemned building is scheduled for some quality time with a wrecking ball, Ruck and Havel move in, transforming the spaces into mind-bending sculptures.

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Incredible colourful art created from found objects around the home

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 19 September 2014

Classic artworks and photographs have been given a very contemporary twist in Jane Perkins’ Plastic Classics collection. Instead of using paint or pencils, Perkins uses anything she can find to recreate these masterpieces, including toys, shells, buttons, beads, jewellery, curtain hooks, and springs.

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Often Overlooked: Cary Polkovitz’s whimsical collection of short stories

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Products on Tuesday 2 April 2013

Author Cary Polkovitz’s whimsical collection of over 70 short stories and photographs range from the absurd to the horrific. What began as a fun project to share with a small community of friends and family on Facebook ended up reaching tens of thousands of readers on a weekly basis. At the behest of his readers and […]

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Wall mounted reliefs by Ron van der Ende

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By Paul White in New Art on Friday 21 December 2012

Ron van der Ende uses salvaged and reclaimed timber to create wall mounted reliefs of the stuff of our everyday, or at least the everyday we have left behind: classic cars, cassette tapes, planes, houses, stereo systems, spaceships and more. This is inventive and clever work.

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Reclaimed materials get a second chance

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By Tim Pewe in New Art on Tuesday 4 December 2012

My most recent sculptures are made with reclaimed materials, like old barn wood, found metal, and fieldstones. I’m interested in making objects that function in some way, but have no prosaic or practical purpose. In my work, I’m trying to practice some sort of ‘low level alchemy’, transforming reclaimed materials into something new but nebulous at the same time.

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Nari Ward

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 26 April 2010

Conceptual artist Nari Ward’s usage of found and re-purposed material focuses less on the narrative of their discarding and instead plays on the ways shapes, scale, and materiality affect our understanding of various tangible as well as intellectual and abstract relationships between objects, institutions, and ideas.

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Tina Berning exhibition at Andres Binder Gallery

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By Casper Johansson in New Events on Saturday 17 January 2009

The Andreas Binder gallery in Munchen, Germany, is showing an exhibition of works by the artist Tina Berning. In her latest series, she investigates the connections between conditioned aesthetics and individual self-determination. Captured on found paper, Berning liberates what is locked inside the frozen masks of the lifestyle and consciousness industry. She creates both a subjective and critical view of the human body, its shortcomings, and its basic affinity for beauty. Streaks of color are laid over fine outlines, bodies fall, spots and spaces overlay the transparent characters. The exhibition runs between January 23rd and March 7th.

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Pascual Sisto’s Last Breath in Alaska: Found Object

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Wednesday 27 August 2008

Conceptual artist Pascual Sisto stumbled across a Google Maps street view of Minnie Street in Fairbanks Alaska that was obscured by a plastic bag. He has the view preserved on his site in case Google decides to re-photograph the intersection.

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