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.
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.
construction sets and train tracks network around the room
white walls are canvassed with bold blue tracks and graphics
toys are secured onto the walls
the artists and team work on the installation
beginning the graphic pattern that canvasses the UMMA walls