I don't just say this because I'm one of the hopeless individuals who got herself into mounds of debt for the sake of art. Art feeds the soul, expands your mind, and expresses deep-seated emotions. It's also just sometimes really freaking cool.
Just think of all the amazing artists you love and cherish whose work you stand before agog in the museum. For me, it's the art of Basquiat and Baldessari — but of course, because it's important to uplift female artists who don't get the same recognition as their male counterparts, allow me to mention Louise Bourgeois and Ree Morton, just to name two.
Artist Felix Semper makes sculptures out of thousands and thousands of paper sheets. Layered together they look like one thing, but when he stretches and plays with them, you can see all the components stretching out like an accordion:
Semper seems to delight in making sculptures that look like the real thing, but surprise you, like this giant shoe:
Or a delicious hamburger:
Honestly, I'd be mad about that one.
A box of Frosted Flakes that turns out to be fake would also enrage me.
And this bag of Lays! Stop messing with me, dude, I need snacks!
But he also does less realistic stuff.
Like an extremely rich chicken:
Or Spongebob Squarepants:
What appears to be a rock:
Biggie Smalls, crown and all:
And who could forget the classic bull wearing a hat:
Semper tours with his art for his own solo shows, in exhibits, and frequently sets up on the street and in parks so he can show people what his art does. Guess most people have been trained not to pic artwork up and see if it can be taken apart, for some reason.
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