Buttons portrait of Andy Warhol is by Augusto Esquivel - This fantastic portrait of Andy Warhol is by Augusto Esquivel. The artist uses buttons suspended on threat to create his one-of-kind works of art.
Marilyn Monroe Buttons portrait by Augusto Esquivel - In his bio, Esquivel says "I realize how insignificant and small a simple sewing button can be as it lays in my grandmother’s sewing box, but at the same time how unique and precious it can become as part of a work of art. Like an atom in a molecule, each button serves and shapes the whole. I hold the button to my ear and it whispers to me, “I want to be…..”
Buttons color gradations - A close-up of the color gradations of the suspended buttons.
Stunning image with buttons from Korean artist Ran Hwang - Buttons also feature in works by Korean artist Ran Hwang, but are pinned to the surface of her board to create stunning images.
Button art landscape from Korean Artist - "Borrowing materials from the fashion industry, I create large iconic figures such as a Buddha with a cherry blossom growing from its head. In other works, a traditional vase simultaneously connotes both fullness and emptiness and a wingless bird trapped in a prison cell can no longer fly," says Hwang's statement.
Buttons create dimension - A closer look at the way the buttons are arranged at various heights to create dimension.
artist Carlos Estevez sculpture - Another example of the mundane transformed into art is this curio piece by Cuban artist Carlos Estevez.
Bubble in a sheet of bubble wrapt that has been injected with paint. - At first glance, this looks like it might be a painting in the usual impressionist style...that is until you get closer and see that each dot is actually a bubble in a sheet of bubble wrapt that has been injected with paint. The works by Bradley Hart are amazing.
Bubble wrap painting detail - Here's a closer look at the individual bubbles with the paint inside.
Gavin Rain Marlyn 3D Circle - Here's a closer look at the individual bubbles with the paint inside.
Gavin Rain multicolored art - It's truly astounding how these multicolored, individual rounds need into a nuanced portrait.
Gold and colored drips wall art - This large work also relies on precision for the thousands of gold and colored drips.
Gold drip wall art detail - Meticulously placed drips of gold paint meld with colors to create dimension and depth.
Angle view of drip wall art - Depending upon the angle and lighting under which you view the piece, it takes on color, or appears more dominantly golden.
Holton Rower grandson of Alexander Calder Art - An enormous piece can make a real statement in your home decor and allow you to design your room around the work. This piece is by Holton Rower, grandson of Alexander Calder. Rower is know for his "pour" paintings where he pours gallons of paint over objects in variously configured designs.
Holton Rower diff layers of paint - These close-ups show the different layers of paint pours that are applied to small pieces of wood and then assembled into the massive wall piece.
Different shapes and sizes of paint - Different shapes and sizes add to the feeling of flow that the piece has.
Holton Rower gradations - The color gradations are amazing.
Wall art work by Kwanho Shin - This work by Kwanho Shin might be done with paint but it's a fair cry from a traditional portrait. In this grand piece, the application of paint is cultural, giving the portrait unusual dimension.
Meting Paint from Russell West - Another cultural use of paint is this work by Russell West, presented by London's Woolf Gallery. It's done with oil on wire on board.
Paint tubes turned into wall art - The container of the medium becomes the art in this piece featuring paint tubes.
Paint tubes precision - Precision, repetition and a focus on the mundane make this into a special piece of wall art.
Greg Haberny turns his tools into art - American artist Greg Haberny turns his tools into art with pieces like this one.
Artist Gugger Petter uses tubes of newspaper - Artist Gugger Petter uses tubes of newspaper to create his large and remarkable pieces. Petter says that when he first moved to California he was inspired by how the sun yellowed a stack of newspapers. From there, he developed this art form.
Artist Gugger Petter newspaper wall art - Peter says the color limitations of newspaper are a challenge, but we'd say that he's quite successfully overcome that hurdle!
Tubes of newspaper into wall art - His knowledge of tapestry weaving forms the basis of the artworks.
Jonathan Novak Gallery 3D paper - Other works repurpose paper that is formed, tied and tinted to create sculptural wall pieces.
Jonathan Novak Gallery 3D paper Dramatic - The colors and the texture are both dramatic.
Mosaic art by Magdalena Murua - Perhaps closest to a more traditional mosaic is this piece by Magdalena Murua. It uses pieces of colorful comic books and graphic novels.
Mosaic art by Magdalena Murua Closer - A detailed view of the tiny ovals that make up the mosaic.
Melted doll sculpture - This sculpture uses melted anime dolls to create a new piece, which is then sliced in half. Definitely a conversation piece, this was created by 3(Three) from Fukushima, Japan.
Melted dolls sculpture closer look - "The process of creation begins by breaking the dolls into small pieces in order to dissolve and solidify in a certain form. Afterwards the unified block of dolls is finally polished by hand over and over," explains the artists' statement.
Molded in large cast - "The sculpture is molded in a large cast that is in form of an anime/ video game character. The molded piece is then sliced into parts to show its cross-section surfaces,"according to the description.
Plexiglass wall art German artist Michael Laube - Plexiglass wall art by German artist Michael Laube could work in any rom of your home.
Korean artist Kyu Hak-Lee creates amazing art - Korean artist Kyu Hak-Lee creates amazing replicas of classic artwork using compressed styrofoam, newspapers, magazines, and hanji, (Korean traditional paper).
Korean artist Kyu Hak-Lee wall art - The color manipulation and mosaic work are painstaking.
Thread art from Nike Schroeder a German artist - Lowly strong is elevated to an art form in the hands of Nike Schroeder, a German artist.
Thread art color combination by Nike Schroeder a German artist - The coloring combinations and precision in string space create one-of-a-kind sculptures that can be customized for your living space.
Nike-Schroeder thread detail - In the hards of a talented artist, it's amazing what can be done with mundane, everyday materials.
British artist Robert Currie works with synthetic materials like videotape - British artist Robert Currie works with synthetic materials like videotape, cassette tape and nylon to create his impressive pieces. This one, done with string, is a geometry lesson in and of itself.
Robert Currie wall art - The precision is out of this world.
Different colors from British artist Robert Currie - Different colors, angles and depths are required to make the visually intriguing pieces.
Large geometric string art - On a large scale, even simple linear designs can be dazzling when combined into a larger geometric shape.
String art closer look - Individually simple and straight, but in combination, stunning
Pencil wall art from Andres Schiavo - With this amazing wall piece, again the tool becomes the medium. While most artists draw with a pencil, Andres Schiavo uses them to created three-dimensional wall sculptures like this one.
Pencil wall art piece - In a more ordered (and dangerously pointy) piece, the carefully arranged groups of colored pencils form a large and imposing wall piece.
3D groupings of pencils - Achieving these 3-D groupings requires precision in cutting.
Pencils wall decor - The pencils take on an almost otherworldly look.
Pencils less orderly - Less orderly but no less intriguing are Schiavo's pieces made from slant-cut pencil pieces.
Plastic mosaic portrait - Portraits are making a come-back as a home design trend in 2016 , especially when they're made from unique materials like found plastics.
Plastic Mosaic wall art detail - Clearly, one man's trash has been turned into a beautiful treasure in the hands of a creative artist.
Bread bag tabs -bottle caps and paper clips into wall portrat art - Lowly bread bag tabs, bottle caps and paper clips are just some of the throw-aways that are given new life in this beautiful portrait.
Three-dimensional, colorful and dramatic, a piece of wall art - Three-dimensional, colorful and dramatic, a piece of wall art like this one from the Scott White Gallery would be the dominant piece in any room setting.
Ordinary objects like spoons turned into wall art - Again, ordinary objects, repetition and a jolt of color come together into stunning wall pieces.
Silverware wall art decor - The full triptych offers many dimensions of art.
Spray paint nozzle wall piece - From a distance this mosaic-like piece is colorful.
Spray paing nozzle detail - But from a closer vantage point it takes on new dimensions because each tiny piece is actually a spray paint nozzle, coated in many colors.
Korean artist Suh Jeong Min Mosaic - The manipulation of paper by Korean artist Suh Jeong Min is mind-blowing. The paper is created with Buddhist prayer paper, called hanji, which is made from the inner bark of Mulberry trees.
Korean artist Suh Jeong Min wall Art - Sun's different manipulation techniques come together to form stunning works.
Korean artist Suh Jeong Min Decor Marble - Close up, you can see that his technique uses the paper in a variety of ways to achieve the final result.
Marble Suh Jeong Min sticks - In contrast to the previous piece, he uses the paper in an elongated form for an entirely different style of work.
Suh Jeong Min sticks detail - A detail of the kanji paper.
Sticks wall art color variation - Subtle, yet stunning color variation.
Wood piece 3d wall art - When viewed from the front, this piece looks like a pixelated mosaic.
Mosaic with more of a 3-D shape - Step to the side and you can see that it is indeed a mosaic with more of a 3-D shape than you imagined.
Wilhelm Mundt Floor Sculpture - Not a wall art piece, this sculpture would be at home on the floor or on a table. Named a Trashstone, artist Wilhelm Mundt created these from production waste covered in Glassfiber Reinforced Plastic.
Jonathan Novak Gallery Bronze figure - This multi-colored sculpture is a traditional style with a new twist. The bronze piece is coated in colors that add drama and dimension. Perfect for a tall entry way!
Barbara Mathes Galery hand shelf - This unusual piece was part of the Barbara Mathes Gallery's exhibit called "Uncanny Objects. "By using repetition, unconventional materials and by conjuring imagined worlds, these artists make known objects strange and bring intimacy to the unfamiliar," explains the gallery's description.
3-D mosaic piece like this one by Rusty Scruby - A 3-D mosaic piece like this one by Rusty Scruby would be a gorgeous focal point in any style of home decor, especially a more traditional one.
Scultpural 3-D mosaic piece like this one by Rusty Scruby - Created from playing cards, the sculptural mosaic is meticulous and fabulous.
What constitutes art can be a hotly debated issue, but one thing is for sure: It is a prime way to express your style and preferences in your home decor. No matter what you like — from traditional oil landscapes to abstract art or funky, three-dimensional modern wall art pieces — there’s no limit to what you can display. Paintings and photos are not your only choices. Artists are using all kinds of mediums to express themselves, which provides you with an endless source of choices for wall art decor.
Amid all the mixed media pieces of wall art decor that you can find, paint and paintings still dominate, but perhaps not as you might expect. Current works from popular artists are more than just paint brushed onto a traditional canvas. The paint is applied and manipulated in novel ways and in some cases the paint containers themselves are a sculptural element.
Mosaics can be made from just about any material to create stunning protracts and abstract works. Whether you prefer recycled materials, found pieces or an artist-created medium, you can find a pice of wall art decor to reflect your taste and philosophy.
Mixed media, portraits, sculptures, three-dimensional works. Any type of wall art decor is an option and no matter what you choose, it adds interest to your home design. It’s personal. expressive and can be controversial or thought-provoking. Choose whatever wall art you desire!