playful sculptures from everyday objects by kazuki guzman
playful sculptures from everyday objects by kazuki guzman playful sculptures from everyday objects by kazuki guzman
jul 22, 2013

playful sculptures from everyday objects by kazuki guzman


playful sculptures from everyday objects by kazuki guzman
all images courtesy of kazuki guzmán




turning everyday objects into something extraordinary, these playful sculptures by chilean / japanese artist kazuki guzmán, are an exploration of ideas and materials. the notion of play is at the core of the work, as jokes are taken seriously until they become a piece of ‘art’. the sculptures are often accidental outcomes of playful interactions between the mundane and a pursued thought. kazuki guzmán enjoys allowing the materials to define the context of the artwork, and conversely, the challenge of letting the context of the work dictate the material execution. the media is never fixed; it can range from large installations, activated by the space or viewers, to a series of sculptures made from everyday objects. most of the ideas arise from banal, everyday events: a trip to the antique store, revisiting children’s books and toys, or buying groceries. most importantly, the pieces show intricacy and exquisite craftsmanship, while at the same time a allowing for a whimsical sense of humor and play.



‘vuitton nanas’, needlework on banana



‘chilean japanese’, chili sauce on japanese rice



‘pencil portrait’, carving on pencil



‘gum portrait’, sculpted chewing gum



‘toothpaste portrait’, sculpted toothpaste



the audience brushing his teeth as he observes guzmán’s piece



‘peanut bunny’, felting in peanut



‘walnut jet rat’, felting in walnut



‘pork chop’, needlework on porkchop

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