skewed 3D objects by robert lazzarini skewed 3D objects by robert lazzarini
jan 07, 2013

skewed 3D objects by robert lazzarini

skewed objects by robert lazzarini



american artist robert lazzarini disrupts a viewer’s habituated process of visual recognition through creating distorted, skewed 3-dimensional objects. the pieces depict ordinary items which seem to slip from two to three dimensions as one moves around the volume,  each created through compound mathematical contortions based on algorithmic operations such as mappings and translations.  there are two main types of malformations at work in lazzarini’s sculptures – planar and wave – where both effects position the object in a state of limbo between familiarity and the unknown.



the pieces depict ordinary items which seem to slip from two to three dimensions as one moves around the volume















  • Need a video of them, I understand they are 3d, but it just looks like photoshop from here!

    Oliver Blair says:

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