Four unique and odd artists to check out

Kathleen Ellison
A&E Editor

April 17, 2014

Art is certainly a unique and fascinating field of expression; from abstract to realism it challenges the mind and the eye. Sometimes it can present itself in incredibly distinctive and sometimes odd ways. These are three of my favorite unique artists.

Berndnaut Smilde

This Dutch art is internationally known for creating clouds indoors. These short lived clouds float through domestic environments in clashing contrast, creating an air of magic and abnormality that sticks with you.

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Christopher Boffoli

Boffoli is well known for his photo series “Big Appetites” which features a world of tiny people and real sized food. This series is extremely entertaining, and accompanied by humorous descriptions. You can see the series and commentary at

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Andrey Pavlov

This Russian photographer is recognized by his unique photographs of ants interacting with tiny props and sets. Though the pictures seem like they’re photoshopped, they’re not. Pavlov carefully works to put the miniature objects in their paths of travel.

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Jim Kazanjian

This Portland artist digitally builds strange and haphazard buildings. Often reminiscent of “Howl’s Moving Castle” these strange impossible and mad buildings hint at a story or fictional world, eliciting a sense of wonder and fascination.

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