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The Work of Kevin Van Aelst

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, 17 May 2011
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New Haven, Connecticut-based Kevin Van Aelst has one of the strongest conceptual minds in art in recent memory, taking every day objects and scenarios and creating a body of artwork. As Kevin says, "My artwork is an attempt to reconcile my physical surroundings with the fears, fascinations, curiosities, and daydreams occupying my mind."

He continues to say, "The photographs and constructions consist of common artifacts, materials, and scenes from everyday life, which have been rearranged and reassembled into various forms, patterns, and illustrations. The images aim to examine the distance between where my mind wanters to and the material objects that inspire those fixations. Equally important to this work are the 'big picture' and the 'little things'--the mundane and relatable artifacts of our daily lives, and the more mysterious notions of life and existence. This work is about creating order where we expect to find randomness, and also hints that the minutiae all around us is capable of communicating much larger ideas."



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