amazing artist Kevin Van Aelst

Kevin Van Aelst’s work consists of ‘common artifacts and scenes from everyday life, which have been rearranged, assembled, and constructed into various forms, patterns, and illustrations. The images aim to examine the distance between the ‘big picture’ and the ‘little things’ in life—the banalities of our daily lives, and the sublime notions of identity and existence’.

words that sprung into my mind while scrolling through his portfolio were: things in places they dont belong, illusion, connectivity & interrelatedness… bottom line, i LOVE the playfulness and challenging qualities of his color photographs.

& this series of Fingerprints





Things are possible… works of Yves Klein

its difficult enough having my heart, head and educational background rooted in modern & contemporary art and trying to ‘make it’ in the real world. i quite often feel pangs of guilt, cloudiness and (perhaps?) jaded optimism about somehow incorporating my passions + two Bachelor of Arts degrees to create a successful and fulfilling future career.
my usual conclusion is that i might be just as clueless and undecided about my future as i was when i graduated in May, 07. {le sigh}….
sure, i’ve acquired infinite meaningful and practical skills and tools over the last few years of working. and have been exposed to immeasurable eye-opening and significant opportunities, ideas and modes of operation. however, when i see videos like “With the Void, Full Powers” with Kerry Brougher and Philippe Vergne memories of working on 18page art theory papers in the library, and afternoons strolling through the Hirshhorn exhibitions during my Katzenberger fellowship come flooding back, throwing me into a transfixed state of ‘what could have/might have been/be’.
where am i going with all of this you might ask? …..yeah, no idea…except that the video confirms my LOVE for Yves Klein’s greatness!!
he was definitely an innovative artist in the 50s/60s pushing boundaries and exploring concepts of color, space and possibilties. plus, i don’t think ill ever be sick of IKB.
like the clip says, ‘what is extraordinary with Klein is that he thought everything was possible. that there is no limit. we can do anything we want. if we work on it.’