Urban decay and street art collide with abstraction in these awesome works by Cody Bayne.
The LA based artist describes his work as “exploring the ubiquitous beauty of decay & renewal of the discarded and torn.” Bayne’s influences include the urban environment, graffiti/tagging culture and street art combined with historic movements in abstract and modernist art. Bayne cites artists like Francois Dufrêne, Raymond Hains, Jacques de la Villeglé and Mark Bradford as some of his major influences.
The artist takes inspiration from the environment he lives in every day. In fact, much of his work uses sourced materials found out in the real world and repurposed as art. Advertising posters, construction plywood, and more are combined to create Bayne’s unique pieces. Bayne’s art includes paintings, mixed media pieces, and even sculptures constructed from sourced materials.
The artist notes that he, “[finds] the dissonance of urban decay and urban renewal butted directly against on another beautiful.” While that might be a bit wordy, it’s a clear trend considering his somewhat gritty, but meticulously constructed pieces. Bayne’s work will be featured alongside several other artists’ in “Zodiac” at The Gabba Gallery in Los Angeles, opening May 2. And for more on the multi-talented artist, be sure to visit his website.