Washed Up art exhibition explores the world’s relationship with plastic and ocean waste

Multimedia artist Alejandro Durán has collected ocean waste “washed up” onto the shores along Mexico’s Caribbean Coast and transformed it into environmental art installations. Known as Washed Up, the art installations and photography project sees Alejandro Durán working with the plastic waste to create colour-based, site-specific sculptures that reflect the infiltration of plastics into the natural environment. In some of the installations, Alejandro Durán has distributed the objects the … Continue reading Washed Up art exhibition explores the world’s relationship with plastic and ocean waste

Tattoo artist Fade FX documents Borneo tribe and their ancient art of hand tapping

Tattoo artist Fade FX, specialising in geometric and dotwork tattoos including mandalas, is a formidable artist. The body art she creates is simply stunning but she has a unique vibe that makes her artwork hit all the right notes on every level – physically, spiritually and energetically. The Brighton-based artist, who is an internationally renowned tattooist, compliments her intricate dot and black work geometric pointillism with … Continue reading Tattoo artist Fade FX documents Borneo tribe and their ancient art of hand tapping

Polluted Water Popsicles: Sewage-filled popsicles raise awareness of water pollution

Awareness raising about water pollution and waste has taken on a new campaigning technique in the form of frozen popsicles comprising of sewage from Taiwan. With its bright coloured wrappers, each numbered and with a specific name, the popsicles look like any other popsicle. Look carefully at the wrapper and each popsicle states a “flavour” which in fact is based on the locale of the … Continue reading Polluted Water Popsicles: Sewage-filled popsicles raise awareness of water pollution

Louis Masai’s Sixth Extinction exhibition explores endangered species in the US

London-based artist Louis Masai is spreading the message about endangered species through his brilliant, bold and colourful pieces of art. Whether that message is “downloaded” to viewers via Louis Masai’s murals of endangered species – such as bees, polar bear, blue whale, curlew, tiger, hummingbird, Sumatran Orangutan and Boeseman’s Rainbowfish – on walls across streets in New York, London and California, or his paintings in … Continue reading Louis Masai’s Sixth Extinction exhibition explores endangered species in the US

Apache Chronicles: The art of APACHE Skateboards founder, Douglas Miles

Apache artist Douglas Miles has been helping teach the history of the San Carlos Apache Indian tribe, the importance of community-building, and promoting pride and wellbeing, to young people globally, through the skateboarding movement. Now some of the artist’s most iconic works, including those created for his APACHE Skateboards brand, is currently on display at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. … Continue reading Apache Chronicles: The art of APACHE Skateboards founder, Douglas Miles

Sacred Environments: Photographic exhibition documents earthworks

Artist Susan Shanti Gibian explores the act of giving and receiving love, an exchange between Mother Earth and her peoples, in her environmental artworks. The artist has created Earth-based installations – working with grass, stones, branches, tree stumps and leaves – which include nature carvings of heart, spiral and sunburst shapes. The installations were created by removing invasive species of plants to form sculptures, and incorporate natural … Continue reading Sacred Environments: Photographic exhibition documents earthworks

Strook: Street artist embraces reclaimed wood to create wood graffiti murals

Street artist and graphic designer Strook has taken his affinity with reclaimed wood to new found heights with a stunning 30-ft high portrait of a female figure made entirely from the material. The gigantic mural, which now sits on the side of a high-rise building in Ostend, Belgium, is part of a collection of outdoor art created by various artists for the Crystal Ship Arts … Continue reading Strook: Street artist embraces reclaimed wood to create wood graffiti murals

Fanny Aïshaa: A nomadic artist with an unconditional love for Mother Nature

Nomadic artist Fanny Aïshaa has found herself in places and situations in life where she has been able to draw on her innate artistic skills to visually express her experiences of the indigenous communities, animals and the natural habitats that she encounters. The Quebec-born artist, with a strong connection to nature and the universe, has travelled to Chile, Brazil, Guatemala, Senegal, USA and Canada, where … Continue reading Fanny Aïshaa: A nomadic artist with an unconditional love for Mother Nature

Jabu: Inspiring conscious change through transformative art

Transformative art with a positive message is at the heart of artist Jabu’s canvases. The South African-born artist’s bright, bold, electrifying and abstract pieces deal with themes and subject matter “for change and making a difference”. Everything from climate change, food and sustainability, endangered species, and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela are the subjects of Jabu’s work. Jabu’s painting entitled Global Transformation uses mixed media to create … Continue reading Jabu: Inspiring conscious change through transformative art

Debra Bernier: Driftwood sculptures honouring our connection with nature

Artist Debra Bernier creates stunning pieces of sculpture, which represent the “sacred connection we all share with nature”, using driftwood, clay and shells. The Canadian artist, based in Victoria, says the pieces are also a reflection of her life, her children and her family. Describing her work, Debra Bernier said: “When I work with driftwood, I never start with a blank canvas. Each piece of … Continue reading Debra Bernier: Driftwood sculptures honouring our connection with nature