niek pulles installs foamboy monsters in comme des garcons niek pulles installs foamboy monsters in comme des garcons
jul 21, 2014

niek pulles installs foamboy monsters in comme des garcons

niek pulles installs foamboy monsters in comme des garçons
all images courtesy of niek pulles

 

 

 

for their seasonal tachiagari, japanese for ‘beginning,’ comme des garçons has asked artist niek pulles to create ‘foamboy monsters.’ originally produced as costumes for dancers and performers at various events, the work finds its influence in the hyperbolic portraits of MC escher and oskar schlemmer’s triadic ballet. similar to the aforementioned projects, the outfits feature unique, forms that distort the human body as it relates to the space it occupies. industrial shapes of hexagonal nuts, rigid gears, and round screws have been extruded out of waterjet cut foam to capture shadows, enhance light, and emphasize their depth as they are randomly dispersed around a main emblem placed in the center of the chest. each of the figures have been decorated in black and grey to complement the label’s color scheme and are posed in a way that contrasts the existing models dressed in the brand’s apparel. the 19 creations that have resulted from the collaboration are now intertwined with manikins in tokyo, kyoto, paris, new york, and the company’s original store located in london’s dover street market.

niek pulles foamboy monsters comme des garcons
tokyo foamboy monsters

niek pulles foamboy monsters comme des garcons
view through the entrance of the company’s tokyo storefront

niek pulles foamboy monsters comme des garcons
each of the creations has its own unique appearance

niek pulles foamboy monsters comme des garcons
(left) a grey manikin posing in tokyo
(right) kyoto monster casually sitting down

niek pulles foamboy monsters comme des garcons
kyoto foamboy skull monster

niek pulles foamboy monsters comme des garcons
a monster sitting down

niek pulles foamboy monsters comme des garcons
new york foamboys interacting with the space

niek pulles foamboy monsters comme des garcons
the colors used for the figures complement the brand’s color scheme

niek pulles foamboy monsters comme des garcons
london store interior with the monsters

niek pulles foamboy monsters comme des garcons
up close, viewers can see shapes similar to the tops of screws and rigid gears

 

 

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