Dutch artist Ron van der Ende creates fantastic works which live on the edge of painting and sculpture, and yet, he doesn’t even paint them. His art features insanely realistic bas-relief objects, from cars, to industrial architecture, aircraft, spacecraft and even diamonds. Although these dark renditions of the industrial age look completely 3D in photographs, in fact they are nearly flat panels measuring only about 16cm (6.2 inches) thick.
What makes these works even more impressive? They are constructed entirely out of recycled materials, from old doors to wood flooring. van der Ende skins a thin 3mm veneer off his found materials, leaving the old paint intact and then covers a bas-relief sculpture with them. That’s right, he doesn’t paint any of his creations! [Read more...]