For The Love of Art - An Artist Uses Discarded MetroCards to Create Mosaics
Many of easy get easily attracted and lost to a piece of art, that from a distance, you view it is a painting but as you take a closer look you actually see that it isn’t a painting at all. The creativity behind its creation, the complexity, materials and objects of different colors and shapes put to use to create a fascinating piece of art, would make one wonder what could be the reason behind such work. This form of art, where an artist uses a surface to arrange hundreds to thousands of tiny objects to create a piece of art, is commonly known as Mosaic Art.
Guatemala born, Carlos says he did not pursue art studies but since he arrived in New York, he has had so many chances to study art. His inspiration came from the mosaic muralist Isaiah Zagar, who told him “the streets are your canvas; it will give you walls to communicate to people your thoughts and feelings, and materials you need to do your work.”
Carlos’ works showcase the different ways artists and amateurs use creativity to recycle materials that could be discarded to create masterpieces. Examples of Mosaic Muralists that are proving successful are the likes of Jim Bachor who creates porthole art by filling portholes with Mosaics and Enzo Valentinuz who uses broken stones.