OSGEMEOS turn volkswagen beetle into a figure filled with colorful curiosities
 
OSGEMEOS turn volkswagen beetle into a figure filled with colorful curiosities
nov 27, 2015

OSGEMEOS turn volkswagen beetle into a figure filled with colorful curiosities

 

 

on the occasion of miami art week 2015, mana contemporary presents a selection of latin american contemporary art from the tiroche deleon collection. amongst the host of works presented for the exhibition ‘everything you are I am not’ held at the mana wynwood convention center is an installation by OSGEMEOS. ‘sem titulo’ (untitled) is one of the most elaborate art objects the brazilian artist twins have ever created, comprising all the key elements that have come to define their creative career.

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a giant wooden head is attached to the roof of a modified volkswagen beetle
all images courtesy of tiroche deleon collection

 

 

 

drawn from an earlier work titled ‘serenade’ — where two men wearing head-shaped hats play musical instruments — the ‘untitled’ installation brings elements of the painting to life. they have crafted a wooden version of the enormous head and set it on the roof of a modified volkswagen beetle. the figure opens on hinges to reveal a glistening purple interior, mirroring the exterior surface of a disco ball. hidden within the reverse of the face is a cabinet of curiosities, featuring antique radios, clocks, and figurines. the car’s interactive nature allows the viewer to discover countless details and hidden treasures like intricately ornamented flower motifs, found objects, human figures, and musical instruments like keyboards and trumpets.

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the face bears the distinct figurative features the artist twins have become best known for 

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the car hides a small keyboard and musical instruments within its wooden shell 

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the ‘untitled’ installation brings elements of an 2008 painting titled ‘serenade’ to life

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the head rotates on hinges, showing a glittering purple interior that resembles a disco ball 

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the modified car features intricately hand-painted doors that hide a sequence of motifs 

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the car’s interactive nature allows the viewer to discover countless details and hidden treasures

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hidden within the reverse of the face is a cabinet of curiosities with antique radios, clocks, and figurines

  • The pictures you show us is a 2cv Citroën modified car and not a Volkswagen Beetle.

    Xavier Laplanche
  • Nice work. But are you sure that it’s a VW Beetle? It more looks like a Citroen 2CV.

    DS
  • if it is a beetle the atist has done a thorough job of making it resemble a Citroen 2CV

    daniel

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