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Michael Johansson: Objects Subjected

I was just thinking that I haven’t done a designed based post for a while, and then I come across these amazing sculptures by Michael Johansson made from random flea market detritus. They appeal to me on so many levels: as a packrat, as an organiser, as a lover of used things and of course as a colour coordination fiend!

Here’s what the artist himself says:

I am fascinated by flea markets. Walking around to find doubles of seemingly unique, though often useless objects I have already purchased at another flea market, is not only an inquisitive activity for me but part of my working process. Despite the fact that I did not have any use for most of these objects in the first place, the unlikely ness of discovering them twice in two different places makes the desire for their possession irresistible. The unique and the unknown origin of the object increases my wish to own its double. The rules compelling me in selecting things at flea markets are also central to my art practise.

via apartment therapy

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  • Eyeliah 21 December 2009, 12:43 am

    As an organization queen and tetris addict this also appeals to me greatly.

  • Dream Chymecindy 21 December 2009, 3:50 am
  • The Small Fabric Of My Life 21 December 2009, 7:06 am

    What striking sculptures.

  • katrina 21 December 2009, 9:13 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Franca. Michael Johansson is a genius!

  • Make Do Style 21 December 2009, 1:32 pm

    Very good and I love the white one!
    Oh and I've been glad of your hat in this cold weather.

  • ambika 21 December 2009, 4:39 pm

    This is too neat. The color coordination really makes the items seem even more uniform.

  • em.me.ma 24 December 2009, 1:31 am

    WOA! such innovative images.