paramodel install a maze of model train tracks within UMMA
paramodel install a maze of model train tracks within UMMA paramodel install a maze of model train tracks within UMMA
sep 04, 2014
paramodel install a maze of model train tracks within UMMA


paramodel install a maze of model train tracks within UMMA
all images courtesy of UMMA museum

 

 

 
japanese artists yasuhiko hayashi and yûsuke nakano of paramodel have infilled the gallery of the university of michigan museum of art in ‘paramodelic-graffiti’ — a mesmerizing maze of construction toys and train tracks. canvassing the walls, floors and ceiling, a network of blue model railroads encompass the surfaces in and beyond the exhibition space. a labyrinth of small toy cranes, animal dolls, styrofoam mountains and white-colored patches of sand are interspersed between bold teal and cerulean lines and shapes, forming an intricate composition of high-contrast graphics.

paramodel installs paramodelic-graffiti at UMMA
the toy tracks spill onto the surrounding surfacesb

 

 

the immersive maze of mass produced toys gives the appearance of a giant playroom — a plastic landscape of fun and fantasy.

paramodel installs paramodelic-graffiti at UMMA
construction sets and train tracks network around the room

paramodel installs paramodelic-graffiti at UMMA
white walls are canvassed with bold blue tracks and graphics

paramodel installs paramodelic-graffiti at UMMA

paramodel installs paramodelic-graffiti at UMMA

paramodel installs paramodelic-graffiti at UMMA
toys are secured onto the walls

paramodel installs paramodelic-graffiti at UMMA
in-progress

paramodel installs paramodelic-graffiti at UMMA

paramodel installs paramodelic-graffiti at UMMA
the artists and team work on the installation

paramodel installs paramodelic-graffiti at UMMA

paramodel installs paramodelic-graffiti at UMMA
beginning the graphic pattern that canvasses the UMMA walls

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