Friday, 16 September 2011

This is: Stacked

It seems to us that artists across the globe have taken to stacking stuff and in the process have transformed everyday things into awe inspiring sculptures. Local artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro have been piling together all manner of objects from thousands of video tapes in Italy to household objects they have in storage. Called Luck Exists in Leftovers, the dinosaur replica (above) was created from discarded materials and then housed in a traditional Japanese home. Keeping the scale large, Colombian artist Doris Salcedo stacked some 1,500 plus chairs between two buildings in Istanbul in 2003 to commemorate lives lost in her native Columbia with breathtaking beauty. Michael Johanssen's installations are created from of all manner of objects resulting in both small and large scale works, which take engineering and precision to new extremes. And lastly,  Elisa Larvego looks to the street for inspiration. Shot in Mexico, her photographs of street vendor carts become whimsical sculptures when separated from their owners.

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