Friday, March 15, 2013

Vincent Tomczyk

Vincent Tomczyk, Bergère | 2012 | Various papers | 26 x 26 x 36 in. 

Vincent Tomczyk, Wallet | 2011 | Paper, nylon thread | 4 x 3 x 0.5 in. (folded) Collection of Don Wilson, Los Angeles, California.

Vincent Tomczyk, Americana, paper jeans | 2011 | Paper, canvas, silk and nylon thread | 15 x 9 x 11 in.

Vincent Tomczyk, Paper Eames Chair LCW | 2012 | Various papers, hand painted | 22 x 23 x 28 in.

Vincent Tomczyk, Shirt & Tie | 2010 | Mulberry and various other papers | 23 x 30 x 4 in.

Would you believe me if I told you that all of the above images are works made of paper? Go on, take another look. I had a difficult time wrapping my head around it myself, but they're the creations of Vincent Tomczyk, an LA-based artist who turns ordinary objects into extraordinary sculptures in their new paper forms.

My art centers on objects to stimulate visceral connections. These compositions represent biographies of people, experiences and interpretations of intangible ideas. Although my work can be categorized as realism, my intention is to distill the emotion of an object, then through expression, reconstruct it into my view of its essential self - free of function.
As an artist working primarily with paper, my art requires me to be part craftsman and part engineer. I learned a lot about how to construct things by working at my father’s side, in his workshop. I’m compelled to produce work that is visually poetic by using a medium that defies perceived limitations.

(All images © Vincent Tomczyk. All rights reserved. Via Colossal)

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