‘big picture’ and the ‘little things’ – Art from Kevin

Kevin was born in Elmira, New York and did most of his growing up in central Pennsylvania. His color photographs consist of common artifacts and scenes from everyday life, which have been rearranged, assembled, and constructed into various forms, patterns, and illustrations. The images aim to examine the distance between the ‘big picture’ and the ‘little things’ in life—the banalities of our daily lives, and the sublime notions of identity and existence.  His 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.

big picture and little thing-art from Kevin

Kevin Van Aelst

Photos of his can be seen weekly illustrating “The Medium” in the New York Times Magazine. Or you can visit his website if you want to see more of his work.

big picture and little thing-art from Kevin

Apple Globe, 2007

big picture and little thing-art from Kevin

Right Index Finger

big picture and little thing-art from Kevin

Left Index Finger, 2007

big picture and little thing-art from Kevin

One Heart Beat, 2008

big picture and little thing-art from Kevin

Circulatory System (Heart On Your Sleeve), 2009

big picture and little thing-art from Kevin

Hawaii, 2007

big picture and little thing-art from Kevin

Periodic Table of the Elements, 2005

big picture and little thing-art from Kevin

Sierpinski's Arrowhead, 2005

big picture and little thing-art from Kevin

Common Clouds, 2007

big picture and little thing-art from Kevin

Local Times, 2005

big picture and little thing-art from Kevin

Cantor Set, 2004

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