Finding beauty in the banal: Making art out of everyday objects

Old-and-Tired-2021-Brian-Parker-Artist This had to be painted because of the insane number of colours crammed into such a small space and because it was a challenge to see if I could paint something so far out of my comfort zone.

A teapot. A staircase. A partly obscured door. They’re all common-or-garden items with little inherent value or meaning. But to me, they’re a pathway to inspiration. I love making art with everyday objects: and I’m not the only one. For centuries, artists and sculptors have turned the banal into works of art ranging from the […]