Vilde J. Rolfsen uses light and colored backgrounds to make these otherworldly plastic bag landscapes. She finds the bags on the street, an easy task considering Americans blow through over 100 billion a year.
The cityscapes and industrial vignettes of Valerio D’Ospina are at once weighted with melancholy and alive with motion and energy. The italian-born artist demonstrates a refined technique that incorporates his distinctive emotive aesthetic with a masterful appreciation of the classic traditions.
From his self-made 8’ x 8’ backyard observatory in Michigan, Terry Hancock produces astronomical imagery rivaling that of NASA or JPL. His compositions are often the result of 15 hour integrations or longer, and feature such incredible attention to detail, framing, and color, that you could be forgiven for mistaking them as exquisitely crafted paintings. Much more of his work is available on his website, and on Flickr.
Kota Hiratsuka draws from both the traditions of Japanese origami and the modern techniques of computer modeling to create these 3D origami mosaics. Some of them are modeled in paper, others in pixels. All of them can be found on his website: Origami Mosaics, and his Tumblr.
Phan Thu Trang uses heavy knife strokes to create these bright and pointed Vietnamese landscapes. While seemingly naïve and decorative, true to character for many Vietnamese paintings, Trang takes a minimalist, deconstructive approach that simplifies each scene to its geometric and tonal essentials. From there she draws from her memories of growing up in Hanoi and the Northern Villages, describing the people and feelings she experienced as a child.