Laurent Perbos: Myths from the Banal

14 May
French contemporary sculpture made up of sports equipment such as bungee cords, Calydon,French contemporary sculpture made up of sports equipment such as bungee cords, Calydon,French contemporary sculpture using bungee cords and pvc piping, Laurent Perbos Click to enlarge

French artist Laurent Perbos belongs to the genre of artist that enjoys reappropriating the everyday and banal by converting it into art where it can be seen as playful, ironic and/or critical. He uses materials such as sports equipment, pencils, pvc piping, just to name a few. Many of his works reference mythological figures such as the sculpture at the top – made of bungee cords and javelins – titled Calydon, a wild boar from Greek mythology said to have been sent by the goddess Diane, that devastated the territory of Calydon. Below, Forest Tears, are trees and tree stumps made of pvc piping.

via documents d’artistes

2 Responses to “Laurent Perbos: Myths from the Banal”

  1. danielwalldammit May 14, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    Really wild and interesting stuff.

  2. Perbos October 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Thank you so much.

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