New York-based Nathan W. Pyle has a knack for making the ordinary seem extraordinary – or life on earth seem alien. By taking regular human habits out of context and re-branding them, Pyle makes his audience think again about what’s considered ‘normal’ in our societies. When you strip things to their bare bones, and you see an act stand alone, it makes you wonder – why do we do that?
Breaking down the different things we fill our daily schedule with, from working out, to the ways we have fun, to our interpersonal interactions, the little humanoid-aliens in Pyle’s work keep us chuckling away. In some cases, we find humankind more endearing, in others we find it – and ourselves – quite silly. The 90’s sitcom “3rd Rock from the Sun” comes to mind, and this one of Pyle’s arts series is rightfully named “Strange Planet.”
Pyle also uses his art to consider humans and their relationships to other creatures, like our collective obsession with cats, which often appear in his art. Even in that relationship, he pokes fun at our (at times) near-sighted perception.
Scroll down to check out some of Pyle’s work in his different arts series.