From Intricate Collage Paintings to Suspended Origami Art

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 28, 2016
One of the most prevalent themes in the August 2016 art ideas is the use of living materials in sculptures, paintings, street art and more. Some of the best examples of this include an exhibition from Korean artist Sun Young Min that integrates natural vegetation, Lithuanian artists Emilija Vinzanovaite and Jolita Vaitkute who use food to create portraits and Alexa Meade painting people as living pieces of a street art mural.

Other dynamic art examples like the UnderLA exhibit and a display at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York by sisters Margaret and Christine Wertheim also imitate natural forms.

Many of these vibrant pieces of art are also created with collage techniques, which use many discordant parts in order to create a unified whole. The prevalence of this art style can be seen in everything from home decor to fashion.