Thursday, 27 October 2011

Heels As Big Little Art Installations

Images © Petros Chrisostomou

Admit it, when you first looked at the images above, you thought they were 20' tall sculptures of high heels didn't you? Not so. They're actually small installations by artist Petros Christostomou, made to look like the illusion you (and I) first believed.

As Christostomou's website explains, "Petros Chrisostomou photographs small-scale, ordinary, ephemeral objects in architectural models that he constructs himself, and then dramatically arranges, often employing lighting and staging conventions of the theatre. With the alteration of scale and reversal of the relation between object and environment, between imaginary and real space, his photographs challenge the viewer's visual certainties. The illusionary effect he achieves highlights the artist's playful approach, which fluctuates between mimicry of the real world and construction of a surreallistic reality."


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