Have you noticed how many artists are using cement in their art lately? Anselm Kiefer has been a favourite of mine for a long time but since joining Tumblr I've become aware that many of the artists I'm drawn to, incorporate cement or concrete in their work.
Latin Quarter by Andrew Crane. Cement, plaster, paint, varnish and graphite on canvas. See Andrew's website here.
Andrew Crane uses thin layers of cement as a ground to his compositions. He admits 'that his lack of plastering skill is a help rather than a hindrance in the birth of a painting – the resulting surface, with its imperfections and anomalies, providing pointers and structure to the composition of his paintings.'
William Hall discovered the versatility of cement while working on the construction of his home in Texas.
"There were many masonry task that need to be done, pouring slabs, laying tile, finishing sidewalks and driveways. As I worked, I noticed how good cement felt, how versatile it was. It began to speak me. It revealed to me textures, colors and surfaces that I had never seen before! My brain began to whirl with all the many applications this new medium could foster in my work." - William Hall
Stefano Nanni. See Stefano's Flickr photostream here.
Sophie Cauvin. More to see here.
Doris Salcedo. Found on Mansuetude's Tumblr blog here.
Cement Sculpture by Ruth Hardinger. See her website here.
Just a box of cement? ........ but I like it!
*Click here to see Juliana Santacruz Herrera's pothole and yarn art in Paris.