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Feb 22, 2010

ManMaker: Michael Johannson

created at: 12/01/2010

created at: 02/11/2010

Michael Johansson is a Swedish artist who works with recognizable found materials and secondhand objects, but rather than welding and gluing items together, simply organizes items with a natural, Tetris-like connectable affinity for each other into geometric shapes.

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Some experts from his artistic statement:

"I am fascinated walking around flea markets finding doubles of seemingly unique, though often useless objects I have already purchased at another flea market...


"This combination of the now-familiar and the new-unknown are among the various factors that come together to create the irresistible pull of these objects.


"I am intrigued by irregularities in daily life. Not those that appear when something extraordinary occurs, but those that are created by an exaggerated form of regularity. Colours or patterns from two separate objects or environments concur, like when two people pass each other dressed in the exact same outfit. Or when you are switching channels on your TV and realize that the same actor is playing two different roles on two different channels at the same time. Or that one day the parking lot contained only red cars."Pics from Share Some Candy, Kate Pruitt, and DayNight blog.

Read more at MichaelJohannson.com

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