r1 tiles hidden trophy using 100 street signs in johannesburg
 
r1 tiles hidden trophy using 100 street signs in johannesburg
nov 12, 2015

r1 tiles hidden trophy using 100 street signs in johannesburg

r1 tiles hidden trophy using 100 street signs in johannesburg suburb
all images courtesy of r1

 

 

 

 

in new doornfontein — a suburb of johannesburg, south africa — local artist r1 has added a geometric artwork to the cityscape, enlivening a quiet street with a vibrant spectrum of colors and kaleidoscopic graphic compositions. made out of 100 reflective chevron street signs, ‘hidden trophy’ has been assembled to form a singular mandala. informed by african craftwork usually found in bowls and plates, the abstracted configuration formed within the circle secretly displays the image of a blue wildebeest —  a distinctive african antelope known for its annual migration. the artwork has been placed at a T-junction, so as cars drive past, the graphics illuminate by night.

 

 


hidden trophy: a collaborative work between r1. and film director harold holsher
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the artwork has been situated in new doornfontein, a suburb of johannesburg, south africa

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‘hidden trophy’ enlivens the quiet street with a vibrant spectrum of colors

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kaleidoscopic graphic compositions tower 5 meters overhead

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‘hidden trophy’ has been assembled to form a singular mandala

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the street signs have been repurposed into an artwork for the suburb

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white and chromatic graphics are illuminated by night

 

 


making-of ‘hidden trophy’, created out of 100 colored chevron street signs

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making and installing of the street artwork in johannesburg

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the design is informed by african craftwork usually found in bowls and plates

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