kevin van aelst turns ordinary objects into the extraordinary kevin van aelst turns ordinary objects into the extraordinary
aug 23, 2012

kevin van aelst turns ordinary objects into the extraordinary

‘egg bulb’, 2012 by kevin van aelst digital c-print

finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, cincinatti-based artist kevin van aelst has sent designboom images of his latest work. from droplet-formed airplanes to eggshell light globes, van aelst is able to take seemingly mundane objects and create captivating visual re-interpretations, requesting the viewer to complete re-assess their understanding of the subject at hand.  the pieces not only celebrate dull items, but also uses these as tools to explore and communicate more complex ideas.

‘(inner) peace on earth’, 2011 commissioned piece for ladies home journal

‘does one see differently through blue eyes than brown ones?’, 2011 commissioned piece for nido magazine

‘lego’, 2012 digital c-print

‘stapler’, 2012 digital c-print

‘hawaii’ digital c-print

‘nested’, 2012 digital c-print 24" x 36"

‘cantor set’, 2004 digital c-print, 16" x 20"

‘and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to sail her by’, 2010 digital c-print 24" x 36"

‘collaborative learning for the digital age’, 2011 commissioned piece for the chronicle review

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