Photographer and artist Kevin Van Aelst uses common artifacts and scenes from everyday life, which have been rearranged, assembled, and constructed into various forms, patterns, and illustrations. Aelst’s artwork is an attempt to reconcile physical surroundings with the fears, fascinations, curiosities, and daydreams occupying his mind.
The images aim to examine the distance between where his mind wanters to and the material objects that inspire those fixations. Equally important to this work are the ‘big picture’ and the ‘little things’–the mundane and relatable artifacts of our daily lives, and the more mysterious notions of life and existence.
This work is about creating order where we expect to find randomness, and also hints that the minutiae all around us is capable of communicating much larger ideas.