Contemporary Mosaic Artists Keeping The Ancient Art of Mosaic Alive And Dazzling

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Mosaic art is alive and kicking; with many artists around the globe practice the ancient tradition and style, many of these infuse the classic art-form with a surge of contemporary twists — color, abstraction and even typography are no strangers to these mosaicists fingertips!

Nicholas Misani

Born into a family of jewelry designers, this Milan-born artist with a love for typography has infused his digital mosaics with gorgeous travel-inspired lettering. His inspired project; ‘Fauxaics’ represents the culture he represents with thoughtful color-palettes and moody fonts displaying locations upon tiles backgrounds.

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These wonderfully minimal yet elaborate mosaics transport you to the feel of the places Misani is inspired by. © Contemporary Mosaic Art by Nicholas Misani.
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The intelligent photography strategy creates the feeling that you are stood there yourself! © Contemporary Mosaic Design by Nicholas Misani.

Jason Dussault

Vancouver-based artist Dussault labors over his truly mesmerizing mixed-media mash-ups of mosaic, resin, and paint — his contemporary mosaic art can take up to 4 weeks to complete. The vivacity of his color-rich and texture-teased pieces are both abstract and realistic and doused in iconic nostalgia.

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You can feel the power and passion Dussault infuses into his craft.
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Crackled, dark negative space halos the iconic Superman in a truly powerful pose whilst the warm, bohemian sun softens. A comic-lovers dream! © Contemporary Mosaic Art by Jason Dussault.
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Picasso’s legacy is certainly honored in this cubism-laced portrait — showing Pablo to the world as Pablo saw the world! © Mosaic Design by Jason Dussault.

Jim Bachor

Jim Bachor transforms the battered, grey streets of Chicago by giving a serious mosaic make-over (or should I say; mosaic-over) to its potholes. “Trying to leave your mark in this world fascinates me. Ancient history fascinates me” claims Bachor. Hand-cut pieces of glass and stone create floral and food-themed motifs that stand out from the monotonous asphalt, creating a colorfully playful inner-city haven.

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This sweet treat in the street offers bored walkers a taste of childhood joy and playfulness. © Mosaic Artwork by Jim Bachor.
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Food for thought, philosophy and … squirrels! © Mosaic Artwork by Jim Bachor.
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Simple humor can really brighten up someone’s day, and someone’s street! © Mosaic Design by Jim Bachor.

Isidora Paz López

Isidora Paz López began her striking mural career by lavishing her home country; Chile in the tile art form, her love for mosaicking lies in the ability to go big and make an impact on the community with color, suggestion, and passion, all whilst remaining versatile and long-lasting. “You can use a wide variety of materials, from the most luxurious ones to recycled objects or materials collected from nature.” Themes of nature, such as gorgeous displays of fauna and flora feature heavily in López’ stunning public murals.

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A bewitching owl stands proudly, framed boldly by compartmentalized blue ceramic fragments; turning a monotonous concrete structure into a stimulating and vivacious space. © Contemporary Mosaic Art by Isidora Paz López.
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The craftsmanship of this piece is in the minute detail, the way in which the mud ripples away from the gorgeously patterned from, the life-giving sheen of lighter notes placed upon the leaves. © Mosaic Artwork by Isidora Paz López.
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This climbing wall of roses needs no tending or watering, all one must do is admire its crimson beauty. Integrating the mosaic with a stone wall effect supplements its realism and charm. © Contemporary Mosaic Artwork by Isidora Paz López.

Benjamin Lowder

Illinois- based mosaicist; Lowder pushes the boundaries of classical mosaic by moving away from traditional materials such as tile and ceramic and using mostly reclaimed and up-cycled wood. His comprehensive and captivating shapes carry themes of geometry and spirituality, strange, fractured imagery and typography suggest one is looking through a strange portal into the past, laced with religious symbols and mystery. “Many of my aesthetic choices about how the triangles fit together in my works are based on the proportions and patterns of natural growth structures” Lowder states about his thought-provoking style.

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Obvious traces of the recycled nature of Lowder’s materials shine through in perfect harmony with the calming yellows and earthy wood. Icon-like and almost holy, this piece suggests something much more than a pleasing shape. © Contemporary Mosaic Design by Benjamin Lowder.
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The soft blue hues of this strikingly geometric display only add to the mystic aura Lowder fuses with a keen mix of natural texture and sacred geometry. © Contemporary Mosaic Art by Benjamin Lowder.
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Lowder manages to retain the commercial, punchy color of these reclaimed materials whilst re-birthing them into something truly elusive and strange. © Contemporary Mosaic Artwork by Benjamin Lowder.

Mosaic art brings joy to people young and old, whether it’s ancient and historical or deliciously contemporary; its durable nature and boundless versatility make it a modern art worker’s dream! This craft is, without a doubt, timeless.

Happy contemporary mosaicking!

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