We’re always in the market for discovering artists that are also tile enthusiasts, and a little look at the ‘Art and Artists‘ section of ‘Weird & Wonderful‘ in the menu above will take you to a huge list of incredible creatives. Today we are adding to that list, sharing the work of Liverpudlian David O’Brien, a mosaic artist now based in Lancashire.
Over 25 years ago during a trip to the iconic Park Güell, O’Brien became enamoured with Gaudí’s sprawling mosaics, a moment which he highlights as being the birth of his passion for mosaics. It took him a few years to start creating his own but the passion remained, with incredible amounts of detail poured into each new mosaic.
Focusing on Pop Art, Street Art, and fashion, O’Brien’s mosaics have a definitive modern twist on a timeless art form with pieces imitating album art, vintage posters, and racing cars. He has recently started to produce 3D mosaic sculptures, as well as unique comissions such as a mosaic of Weston Super Mare’s beach created for a family on BBC show DIY SOS.