chewing gum structures by jeremy laffon chewing gum structures by jeremy laffon
feb 28, 2013

chewing gum structures by jeremy laffon

 

‘chlorophénylalaninoplastomécanostressrhéologoductilviridiscacosmographigum’ by jeremy laffonchewing gum, resinimages courtesy galerie isabelle gounod

 

 

from scaffolding-like structures to twisting towers, french artist jeremy laffon builds teetering complex structures with the most peculiar material – chewing gum. sticks and sticks of the minty green material are stacked, piled and assembled in various ways – each work seemingly unstable, slowly slumping to the surrender of gravity – even coaxed by the heat of a torch. the work channels elements of ambivalence, the ephemeral and metamorphosis through a visual dialogue only able to be generated by the unusual substance it is made from. lafonn will be showcasing his work at the association limousin art contemporain and sculptures in france from the 12th through to the 23rd of march, 2013

 

 

 

 

sticks and sticks of the minty green material are stacked, piled and assembled in various ways

 

 

the work channels elements of ambivalence, the ephemeral and metamorphosis through a visual dialogue

 

 

each work is seemingly unstable, slowly slumping to the surrender of gravity 

 

the work being intervened with through heat

 

 

various iterations using chewing as a material for artwork

 

 

spirals of gum

 

 

a detail image of the carefully arranged gum

 

 

scaffolding-like structures

 

 

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