Looking for new ways to understand mosaics?
Have you yet explored the enthralling movement in kinetic mosaic artworks?
In visual art, the term kinetic art, derived from the Greek word “kinesis”, refers to works that incorporate an apparent movement. Thus, for instance, it may include mosaic art, defined by its unique aspect of integrating motion into its splendor and purpose. Unlike traditional mosaic art, kinetic mosaics are created by a combination of both, accurate details and natural flaws.
In this article you will discover what kinetic art is really about and how to understand this art movement!
When I looked up the word ‘handicrafts-man’ in the dictionary to find the exact meaning of this word, there were two definitions written; a person who practices or is highly skilled in a craft, an artisan & an artist.
For me personally a handicrafts-man is an individual that does what he loves and does it right.
Meet Johnny Clasper, a man coming from Yorkshire (UK) that brings craftsmanship at its best. This artist started as a bricklayer and ended up being a recognized & well-established stonemason. From a young age Clasper used to spend significant time working on his pottery, wood and metal projects. Nowadays the artists finds himself turning to a new page and creating some of the most captivating patios & mosaics by using stones in a free-form motif.
Nermine El-Masry, a mosaicist making the world think differently not only about mosaic art, but also about life inside the womb.
She was born in 1974 in Cairo, Egypt where she still lives and works. This mosaicist and assistant lecturer manifest the epitome of beauty in all its miscellaneous textures. She finds her insight in earthly wonders, female figures, and most recently internal organs. Illustrating with tiles dissimilar layers and patterns, depicting a secrecy of resources inside the womb.
The artist attempts to bring together realistic forms and the abstract style in her compositions.
Where the question remains:
Are these mosaics a visual manifestation of living layers inside the womb?
This article will be dedicated to the one of a kind artist, Saimir Strati, who has created some of the most impressive mosaic masterpieces in history. Using the most unexpected materials to create art, Strati doesn’t stop amazing the world of art with his unique artistic inventions. Saimir is an Albanian contemporary artist who has been associated with one of the most well-known artists in the mosaic art world.
Her mosaics has shown a new freedom of expression.Most recently, she has been engaged in an ongoing series about insects. Her mosaics tackle specific studies of insects and how they interact with their environment and other species.
Classifiable as both impulsive and seemingly trivial, insects have long been a desired subject for Oriental artists.
But the question remains: Are Insects Conscious ?
The mosaics in Julie Sperling’s “Fiddling while Rome burns” series each tackle a different trend or concept, from rising temperatures to changing precipitation trends to the difference between weather and climate. Her artistic statement has the flair to persuade literal as well as global warnings to the heaps, improving an individual’s sense of commitment in the communal sense. The artist has been recently engaged in an ongoing series about climate change, titled Fiddling While Rome Burns. Her mosaics tackle specific climate-correlated concepts, impact or solution. Her concepts usually embark upon scientific, literary and political matters. There’s a different apparition for each of her mosaic patterns.Hence, she conveys her ideas and messages using a huge variety of mediums, each one carefully selected to create unique and theoretical patterns. While she does her best in her personal life, at work she often feels like her hands are tied. Such is the reality of being a small gear in the greater engine of federal bureaucracy.
As reported by Sperling, mosaic is a powerful medium to converse climate change, not only because of its germaneness, but also the manifested analogous between the art form and global climate change. Both require a lot of endurance through the gradual processes, but each one depends on the power of the cluster. Pieces of stones and glass come together to create images with an assemblage of pieces, accordingly our actions add up and make a difference in the fight against climate change.