Monday, July 21, 2008

Cinderblock Portraits



Artists Nolan Haan paints "portraits of cinderblock walls." He believes each wall "has a personality; each tells a story." I couldn't agree with him more. Why else would we pose the question - if these walls could talk, what would they say? Each painting does tell a story, whether it is simple, raw, humorous, or sad. I love his work, and his story is equally inspiring.

15 comments:

Megan Coyle said...

Thanks for sharing his work...I've never heard of him before, and I think his ideas are intriguing. I really like the first image you posted--the texture and color of the wall are so beautiful.

Dianna said...

these are so cool. i love the 'you are not alone'.

thanks for the comment on my blog diana. the job hunt isn't going very well. there just aren't many jobs out there & especially not in my field (buyer for hospitality and design industries). for now, i'm doing calligraphy jobs to stay busy until things pick-up again (hopefully they do). thanks for asking!

Jan said...

Amazing really. I have always been fascinated by artist that just are free to express without the recognition.

My husband has tons of pictures of rail cars. They are like the cinderblock as far as telling a story.

Kelly C. said...

i LOVE this. what an amazing concept.

Emily Abigail said...

I love this idea! It's always refreshing to see artists branch out into new & unusual mediums. Thanks for sharing. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours!

I'm linking it on mine...hope you don't mind. :)

pve design said...

Our home is built of cinder block and these are so cool! Now I will look at them in a new way!

DESIGN DIG said...

rad concept!

Sandra Ree said...

Amazing work!

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

OMG...I just read the entire article. I cannot believe he floated the house up the river after winning the bid for -$50,000!!! That's a great story indeed! Thanks for sharing! :)

Jessie Cacciola said...

i usually hate graffiti but these are pretty cool. and great story -- thanks for sharing, diana! :)

Ashley L. said...

beautiful.

i love urban art. a year ago my boyfriend bought some for me and i love it!

Victoria said...

Very cool. (For some reason I can't at the moment open the page to read his story, but will try again later.) Thanks for sharing another wonderful artist with us!

Honeymoon said...

I luv urban art ! Come to my blog !

TonicHome said...

Yes, the art does feel very urban and I love it. I'm so amazed at the creativity out there. Not sure about the graffit part, but that first one is so beautiful!

Dee Conors said...

I've known Nolan for years and have watched him progress from excellence to total unequalled brilliance and artistic mastery of portraiture.
This is an artist to keep BOTH eyes on!
His website is: www.adddictedtowalls.com

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