rodrigo bueno cultivates botanical life within nature-filled furniture rodrigo bueno cultivates botanical life within nature-filled furniture
jan 02, 2015

rodrigo bueno cultivates botanical life within nature-filled furniture

rodrigo bueno cultivates botanical life within nature-filled furniture 
all images courtesy of rodrigo bueno

 

 

 

sao paulo-based artist rodrigo bueno lives and works in what he calls the ‘jungle inside’, a living laboratory where nature and time meet. his studio is filled with reclaimed materials — mostly wood and plants collected from urban waste — which he transforms into installations, sculptures, paintings and objects. through the reuse of organic mediums, bueno seeks to draw attention to the inherent beauty of the natural world, and allows space for a variety of senses, from touch to vision to sound.

 

one of his recent creative endeavors has seen him untie colorful botanical life with furniture, intertwining bark, branches and leaves into fabric cushions and chair legs. the quotidian objects come alive with new purpose, ever-changing in shape, size and color. the project description quotes agnaldo farias, ‘there is no death, but continuous transformation of states and chaining transmutations’.

rodrigo bueno furniture cultivates botanical life
the quotidian objects come alive with new purpose

rodrigo bueno furniture cultivates botanical life
colorful botanical life is added into the fabric surfaces

rodrigo bueno furniture cultivates botanical life

rodrigo bueno furniture cultivates botanical life
the objects continuously change in appearance rodrigo bueno furniture cultivates botanical life
an old chair is given new life through the introduction of botanical life 

rodrigo bueno: blossom found furniture

rodrigo bueno furniture cultivates botanical life
plants grow out from the seat of a chair 

rodrigo bueno: blossom found furniture

rodrigo bueno: blossom found furniture
brightly colored plants take shape in their cushioned encasement

rodrigo bueno: blossom found furniture
a tree branch is appropriated into the leg and back of a wooden chair 

rodrigo bueno: blossom found furniture
the artist’s studio called ‘jungle inside’

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