15 Mar. 2007|
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Hugo Franca is a former computer service employee, who decided to learn woodworking and spent 15 years honing his craft. Diederick Kraaijeveld likes to dabble in all forms of woodwork, using reclaimed wood to create pieces like skulls, a wooden portrait and a pair of All Star Converse sneakers. Fortunately, there are many artists out there who still turn to more traditional methods of creative self-expression.
I especially liked the chipmunks, the artist conveyed the nervousness inherent in the little guys. Deeply passionate about woodworking, her pieces are perfect for adornment in commercial establishments like cafes and pubs as well as residential homes. Yard debris and wood scrap is the source of the artists’ inspiration, which translates into pieces that are unique and beautiful.
Unlike other artists, Kraaijeveld doesn’t always use paint to finish off his work; he relies on the wood’s natural color instead. The Russian American artist’s creations are almost whimsical in nature, reminding one of objects found in fantasy films. He drew inspiration for the twisting woodwork after chancing upon an old fence with peeling paint outside his studio in San Paulo.
He brings alive two dimensional objects with his 3D woodwork and his visionary sculptures have been showcased at over 30 solo exhibitions. The eco conscious artist creates pieces revolving around geometric themes, which have been exhibited in several art galleries.
What is unique is the inspiration drawn for the designs; the rings of the trees serve as the basis for the artists’ color schemes and designs.
Like his paintings, his woodworks feature plenty of movement, swirling shapes and colorful finishes.
Franca’s unique furniture pieces are indicative of how supposed waste can be transformed into functional and artistic pieces.