Teenage Artist Playfully Adds Everyday Objects to Complete Clever Illustrations

Artist Kristián Mensa sees the incredible potential in everyday objects. To him, a pear is not just a piece of fruit, but the body of a small bird. Likewise, a toilet paper roll doubles as a miniaturized red carpet for tiny celebrities. To create these whimsical compositions, Mensa pairs these items with minimalist drawings that incorporate the 3D elements among bold lines. The results are amusing, reflecting Mensa’s uplifting way of looking at the world.

“Since I was a little kid,” Mensa explained on Bored Panda, “I’ve been always trying to look at things from a different perspective.” Still a teenager, the perceptive young artist has realized that even the most ordinary of objects can be transformed into something unique. “Try to look around when on your way to school or work and you’ll be surprised how many things around us can represent something completely different!”

Kristián Mensa: Website | Instagram
via [Lost At E Minor, Bored Panda]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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