kyle bean: weights made from lightweight materials
kyle bean: weights made from lightweight materials kyle bean: weights made from lightweight materials
jul 01, 2013

kyle bean: weights made from lightweight materials

kyle bean: weights made from lightweight materials
image courtesy of the artist
photo by sam hofman




collaborating regularly with still life photographers and directors, kyle bean creates whimsical and imaginative art covering the areas of set-design, illustration and sculpture, which are usually developed by a playful and meticulous reappropriation of everyday materials and handcrafted techniques. in ‘lightweight’, we see bean conceive a series of a weights (an anvil, dumbell, and anchor) out of lightweight materials (sponge, fabric, and plastic sheeting).

dumbell made from fabric
photo by sam hofman

renewable energy – tidal
photo by mitch payne and gemma fletcher




‘renewable energy’ is composed of five glass tanks in which set-ups representing different forms of energy sources–tidal, solar, geothermal, wind, nuclear– are represented, each powering a connecting lightbulb. the work has been a collaboration with photographers mitch payne and gemma fletcher.

renewable energy – solar
photo by mitch payne and gemma fletcher

receipt lion
commissioned by intercontinental hotels group (IHG), agency JWT
photo by owen silverwood



‘receipt lion’ is exactly as its name indicates. bean has formed a 2 foot lion sculpture made entirely from shredded hotel expense receipts. the work was commissioned by intercontinental hotels group (IHG), with agency JWT.




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