‘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.

kevin van aelst turns ordinary objects into the extraordinary ‘(inner) peace on earth’, 2011 commissioned piece for ladies home journal

kevin van aelst turns ordinary objects into the extraordinary ‘does one see differently through blue eyes than brown ones?’, 2011 commissioned piece for nido magazine

kevin van aelst turns ordinary objects into the extraordinary ‘lego’, 2012 digital c-print

kevin van aelst turns ordinary objects into the extraordinary ‘stapler’, 2012 digital c-print

kevin van aelst turns ordinary objects into the extraordinary ‘hawaii’ digital c-print

kevin van aelst turns ordinary objects into the extraordinary ‘nested’, 2012 digital c-print 24" x 36"

kevin van aelst turns ordinary objects into the extraordinary ‘cantor set’, 2004 digital c-print, 16" x 20"

kevin van aelst turns ordinary objects into the extraordinary ‘and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to sail her by’, 2010 digital c-print 24" x 36"

kevin van aelst turns ordinary objects into the extraordinary ‘collaborative learning for the digital age’, 2011 commissioned piece for the chronicle review