Michael Johansson tightly stacks objects into precisely shaped sculptures

Michael Johansson's Tetris inspired sculptures
Barcelona - JUL 08, 2013
The swedish artist Michael Johansson creates artwork of ordinary objects transformed into sculptures far from the ordinary. Part of his work takes its inspiration from the famous game of Tetris, gathering stacks of objects and creating tightly packed and perfectly shaped, rectangular sculptures. The result is a compressed image of the past, where the outdated objects grouped by color range are stripped of their original purpose and usage to become a part of new, solid whole. 

Another part of Johansson's works stems from his childhood fascination with assembling objects from model kits. Still related to his fixation with collected objects, these common objects are fragmented into perfect, life size model kits. This metamorphosis into an image of a model of itself, transforms the object into a catalyst of new meanings. In part, Johansson's work speaks of today's way of living, where the image of functionality and true function have nothing in common.
Michael Johansson's Tetris inspired sculptures
©Michael Johansson, Some assembly required hard hat diving
Michael Johansson's Tetris inspired sculptures
©Michael Johansson, Rubiks Kök
Michael Johansson's Tetris inspired sculptures
©Michael Johansson, Self contained
Michael Johansson's Tetris inspired sculptures
©Michael Johansson, Tetris

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