And while we’re so artsy at the moment: have you heard of the artist David Ballinger yet? Well, he’s not one of those usual spray paint artists that pop up once in a while and present us some inspiring work just before they disappear again. David Ballinger knows how to create a “painting” with nails, real galvanized nails… Watch him on his YouTube channel here and check out his work below and on his website… This is really something new.
“After college, I started creating simple paintings using straight lines that up close look like lines, but from a distance create an image. I showed these paintings to an artist friend who said, “ehh, I’ve seen that before.” That compelled me to create the same type of paintings, but instead of using straight lines, I used curved, more complex lines. So, I really stumbled across optical art.”, Ballinger told UGallery. And while we are wondering how he came up with using a paintball gun, nails and other unusual “painting” tools, he states. “I love working in my garage and using tools, so I look for different materials I can use there. I also like using stencils and spray-paint because of the crude and unpredictable effect it creates.” Well, yes, I agree, his works definitely are unpredictable. Watch out for David Ballinger exhibits in your neighborhood…!
“Tough As Nails” by David Ballinger
galvanized nails on wood
“Imagine” by David Ballinger
spray paint on canvas
Hunger TV: Cara & Rita by RankinJuni 13th, 2013
“Engel” by Paul Klee @ Kunsthalle / HamburgJuni 10th, 2013
Linda McCartney @ Kunst Haus Wien / ViennaJuni 5th, 2013
Art Basel 2013Juni 4th, 2013
Remember Me / ZurichJuni 3rd, 2013