There are many ways to tell a story, and Joe Iurato’s way of telling a narrative is one of the most intriguing. He doesn’t write, sculpt, or make a video—instead he creates miniature wooden characters and places them in different urban environments in his home state of New Jersey. Pretty cool, right?
The process behind his artwork is just as intriguing and is reminiscent of old-fashioned printing. Using pieces of hand cut paper and cans of spray paint, the miniature wooden people end up picking up a texture and a unique form that truly makes them striking to lay eyes on.
Playing with the landscape that surrounds them, the wooden people can often be found climbing up wall cracks, hanging on to nail ends, and sailing through the seas of large, wet puddles. If you’re looking for some artistic inspiration, Iurato’s work is sure to get your gears turning. While he might be the one setting up a story, it takes a viewer to finish it.
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Is there anything cooler than combining art forms? No, there’s not.
If you don’t believe me than take a look at this stop-motion animation by BLUBLU.org. Layering together the digital world of video with the physical world of street art, this animation is an artist’s dream. Along with the visual components, the sound-scaping of this video is just as engaging, and while the end might be a little cryptic, that’s not likely going to stop you from sharing this video with everyone you know.
I don’t even want to think about how many hours this video took to make, or how many bottles of paint…. all I know is that it was well worth it.
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Edgar Mueller‘s street art is technique-driven, color-filled, and literally, painted on the streets. Impossible to ignore, Mueller excels at transforming spaces from something ordinary to something out of this world. Most of his street paintings create illusions of depth, whether it be treacherous to the viewer, or enticing. As for what else makes Mueller’s paintings so much more mystical? Like anything that hits the ground, it won’t be there forever. Ephemeral in nature, if you’re lucky enough to stumble upon one of these street paintings in your lifetime, make sure to take a picture.
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