Series of hand-carved wood sculptures by Perth-based artist Paul Kaptein, currently on display at Krause Gallery in New York until January 26. Kaptein’s glitched out figures are something you’ll want to check out in person as the degree of distortion shifts depending on what angle you’re looking (sometimes appearing completely normal). More images below.
What you’re looking at is not a discarded cigarette package, it’s a detailed painting by artist Tom Pfannerstill on a carved piece of basswood. His artworks are made based on objects he finds in the street, which he carefully catalogs, noting the time and place of each. These re-created artifacts act as a very personal record of his movements through time and space. For him, creating these 3D memories is “strangely comforting in a world that is increasingly electronic and virtual”.
Lots more images below!