Over the past few years, we have come across a huge amount of portraits. Today, we have actually chosen the most unusual yet wonderful ones that we would like to share with you. We have made these choices because of their originality and creativity, and what the artists did was taking art to another innovative level.
Cube Works Studio
Toronto-based Cube Works Studio is absolutely amazing. This place is a wonderful collaboration of graphic architects and innovative ”cubers” who use the famous Rubik’s Cube in order to create some incredible cool portraits. The team’s goal is to re-contextualize common objects for creating some complex and top-quality pieces of functional art. Their most beautiful recreations are the ones of pop art.
Andrew Myers is undoubtedly one of the most patient modern-day sculptors all over the world. He creates some truly impressive portraits, which you almost have to see or touch to believe. He basically starts with a base, plywood panel, then he places pages of a phone book on top, and then he draws out a face and pre-drills up to 10,000 holes, by hand. The most amazing thing is that as Andrew drills in the screws, he doesn’t rely on any computer software for guidance, he actually figures it out as he goes along. His portraits are without a doubt considered the most unusual yet wonderful ones all over the world.
We also want to talk a bit about this artist, who is in many people’s opinion quite innovative when it comes to his work. Christian Faur creates incredibly captivating 3D portraits that are made entirely of crayons. Due to the fact that the crayons have a 3-dimensional nature, the individual surface images seems to change form quite a lot as one moves about the gallery space. The images vanish when viewed from close up, and this procedure allows one to read the horizontally sequenced crayon text and also to take in the beautiful colored crayon tips. The result is mesmerizing and simply beautiful.
Michael Kalish also creates some of the most unusual yet wonderful portraits. His most innovative piece of art is the one-of-a-kind sculpture that pays homage to one of the greatest boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali. This sculpture is made of up to 1,300 boxing speed bags, which is surely quite impressive. The installation stands 22 feet high and it is held up by not more and not less than 5 miles of stainless steel cable and also 3 miles of aluminium tubing. This internationally acclaimed artist as well as a sculptor, is the one who realized this thought-provoking monument.
We would like to conclude our top with Schimmel Gold, another famous artist who offers some unique pieces of art. His modern-day mosaics are actually made of paper waste. Everything that is not being used anymore such as junk mail, postcards, photos, calendars, or old greeting cards, is being assembled in order to create stunning portraits. Everything that comes out of Schimmel’s hands is absolutely impressive and very different than other works of art.