Amp Up Your Home Decor with Creative Wall Art Ideas

While tens of thousands of people descend on Miami every December for Art Basel, it is hardly the only art show in town. Art Week 2016 featured more than a dozen satellite fairs that offer plenty of creative ideas for ways to incorporate art into your home design. Some of Homedit’s favorite pieces are collage works that feature a variety of media or repetition of media, texture or color to achieve the final product.

This textured, ruffly work with wonderful color gradation was presented by Alida Anderson Art Projects. It adds not just color, but a big dose of texture and dimension to the wall.

Texture is an important addition to all home decor.View in gallery
Texture is an important addition to all home decor.
A closer look shows the delicate folds and the precise coloration at the edges of the ruffles.View in gallery
A closer look shows the delicate folds and the precise coloration at the edges of the ruffles.

Glass sculptor Amber Cowan is currently working with up cycled American pressed glass produced from the 1940’s to the 1980’s. Cowan  frameworks, blows, and hot-sculpts the material into these spectacular monochromatic wall collages. This is her Creamer and Sugar, Swans in Sky.

Intricate and detailed, the piece includes an amazing array of shapes and elements.View in gallery
Intricate and detailed, the piece includes an amazing array of shapes and elements.
A closer look at the tiny flowers, balls and leaves that comprise this piece.View in gallery
A closer look at the tiny flowers, balls and leaves that comprise this piece.

Colombian artist Hugo Carillo created “Interior Garden.”  The mixed media pieces which is part of his series, The Threads Cover it All. Carillons work implies that time is a “determining factor” in the piece’s development. He writes that  “the action of working on something for months gives space for this reflection on what it does and undo and what it is possible to do.”  The artist also used pieces of cloth from people he knows to create a personal meaning in his “imaginary bedspread of memories that the yarns unite, blend and cover until creating a new way of perceiving.”

Carillo's work was presented by Galería Casa Cuadrada of Bogota, Colombia.View in gallery
Carillo’s work was presented by Galería Casa Cuadrada of Bogota, Colombia.

Simple folded comic book pages become textural art in the hands of talented artists. This dimensional wall art featured undulating strips of colored pages from comic books and graphic novels.

Swirling patterns are created with the colored comics.View in gallery
Swirling patterns are created with the colored comics.
Simple folds and artful arrangement come together to make a spectacular piece.View in gallery
Simple folds and artful arrangement come together to make a spectacular piece.

Florencia Martinez was born in Argentina and now lives and works in Milan, Italy. Her textile art ranges from humanistic figures to wall collages like this spiral make of charming bound poufs.

The small components of the spiral add dimension, color and movement to a space.View in gallery
The small components of the spiral add dimension, color and movement to a space.
A close-up of the individual pieces.View in gallery
A close-up of the individual pieces.

Ocean detritus and trash is transformed into works of art by French artist Gilles Cenazandotti. Best known for his three-dimensional sculptures, Cenazandotti also created the triptych, Briquets Triptych, fashioned from disposable lighters salvaged from the ocean.

The Contessa Gallery presented the artist's work at Context Miami 2016.View in gallery
The Contessa Gallery presented the artist’s work at Context Miami 2016.
Lighters of many sizes were salvaged for the piece.View in gallery
Lighters of many sizes were salvaged for the piece.

IK-Joong Kang is known around the world for his major public art works that feature 3 x 3 inch canvases. His pieces focus on the plight of people and societies around the world. The Korean-born Kang lives and works in New York and is continually planning large-scale public projects.

Happy World - Yellow School Bus, was created between 1992 and 2015 using mixed media on wood.View in gallery
Happy World – Yellow School Bus, was created between 1992 and 2015 using mixed media on wood.
A close-up of Kang's piece and the elements included.View in gallery
A close-up of Kang’s piece and the elements included.

American artist Jacob Hashimoto uses traditional Japanese methods to make large-scale collages — which he calls “tapestries” — from a multitude of hand-made paper and wood kites. This is aper, wood, acrylic and Dacron.

Galerie Forsblom presented Hashimoto's workView in gallery
Galerie Forsblom presented Hashimoto’s work
His intricate work is suspended on a multitude of strings, giving the pieces incredible dimension.View in gallery
His intricate work is suspended on a multitude of strings, giving the pieces incredible dimension.

T. 31.07.10  was created in 2010 from Glass, drawing ink, and wood panel.View in gallery
T. 31.07.10  was created in 2010 from Glass, drawing ink, and wood panel.
Closer inspection reveals the thin edges of countless glass pieces.View in gallery
Closer inspection reveals the thin edges of countless glass pieces.

Paper artist Michael Buscemi creates intricate reliefs using layers of thick white paper that are collaged into complex patterns and works that are part sculpture and part drawing. and-cut archival paper.

It's hard to believe this piece consists of only paper.View in gallery
It’s hard to believe this piece consists of only paper.
The slices of this paper call to mind marble, bone or porcelain because their smooth and undulating shapes.View in gallery
The slices of this paper call to mind marble, bone or porcelain because their smooth and undulating shapes.

Dimensional art can also make a political statement like this piece from San Francisco artist Michele Pred, who is known for using unusual materials and featuring culture and politics in her art.  Her ullets, enamel, wood.

The Nancy Hoffman Gallery represents Pred.View in gallery
The Nancy Hoffman Gallery represents Pred.

Blue and Joy are the Berlin-based Italian art duo who shot to fame in 2014 when Fendi selected their aluminum paper planes for installations in 28 of the companies biggest stores. Below is  Planes, presented by Galleria Ca’ d’Oro.

Colorful or monochrome, the arrangements of planes are funky and fun.View in gallery
Colorful or monochrome, the arrangements of planes are funky and fun.