everyday objects in elaborate patterns by hervé graumann
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apr 19, 2012
everyday objects in elaborate patterns by hervé graumann


‘plastic cup field pattern’ by herve graumann, 2012
sundry objects
appr. 115×115 cm

swiss sculptor and digital media artist hervé graumann has shared with designboom five new ‘patterns’ series pieces developed in 2012.
each of the impossibly precise designs is not created through the use of photoshop, but is comprised from everyday objects
which have been manufactured through industrial mass production. these components are set in an exact arrangement upon a flat surface.
the artist explores virtual reality and the actualized world through his fashioning of complex patterns exact enough to recall the machines from which
the assembled items were born. graumann arranges such average objects as plastic toy horses, disposable cups, candles, match sticks, or clothespins
to compose a hand-constructed sculptural installation of manipulated reality or perception– an apparent adherence to his digital art roots. 


‘plastic cup field with candle (in darkness)’, 2012
sundry objects
appr. 115×115 cm.


‘plastic cup field with candle (in daylight)’, 2012
sundry objects
appr. 115×115 cm.

graumann sees victor hugo’s notion of ‘(…) all letters began as signs, and all signs began as images. (…)’ from his travel notebooks published in 1839 as indicative of his artistic process.


‘gold & police car pattern’, 2012
sundry objects
appr. 80×100 cm


‘horse & stuff pattern’, 2012
sundry objects
appr. 115×115 cm.


‘multicolored cup sequence’, 2012

sundry objects
appr. 115×115 cm.


hervé graumann‘s 2006 video ‘b. rhythmaschine pattern, 2006′ pictures his pixel-like display of every day objects from various angles

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