Paul Kaptein is a different kind of artist. Hailing from Australian, Kaptein works with laminated woods to create unconventional (and at times unsettling) sculptures of people. For the most part his work focuses on the themes of death and impermanence.
Much of his work incorporates hoodies (hooded sweatshirts) in some way. They are often depicted as sad and empty. It is a deliberate contrast to the typical association of hoodies have with youth and vitality. His latest creation is an untitled piece depicting a hooded, cloaked figure with no face. The piece actually just won the 2014 Mandorla Art Award, one of Australia’s most significant art awards.
Not all of Kaptein’s work is that abstract. Sometimes he goes much further off the map. Here are a few more of his sculptures.
That skull one is pretty strangely intriguing. Don’t forget to share these sculptures on Facebook by clicking below.
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Instagram user geeohsnap is not your typical street artist. The work they do doesn’t actually leave any kind of mark on the subjects. The art is, however, created out in the open with real things and people with the same attitude behind many other physical street pieces.
Using Snapchat as their photo editor, they add cartoonish surroundings or even characters to what, without them, would be boring ol’ pictures of strangers. This Norwegian artist is really making the most of the free programs that they have on their phone and, more importantly, making fun stuff that’s sure to brighten up anybody’s day.
Where The Wild Things Are
(via geeohsnap, H/T BoredPanda)
Imagine being one of these people who thought they were walking through the streets of Norway totally unnoticed when they see that they’ve became part of a hilarious work of art. What an honor! For more of geeohsnap’s work, check out their Instagram page.
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