French artist Lilian Bourgeat takes everyday objects and recreates them larger than life. Yes, this has been done before and tends to have an instant appeal with people of all ages, but Bourgeat’s art is both meant to appeal as well as mock the contemporary art world. At the same time, the artist enjoys the challenges he confronts in executing the production of these objects at such a large size. His works are participatory in that without the people, the scale would not be appreciated. He has exhibited his Le Dîner de Gulliver (Gulliver’s Dinner) on multiple occasions, offering a Rabelaisian meal on a surprisingly large table with proportionately large chairs, glasses, cutlery and dishes. No doubt with those over-sized glasses of wine, a viewer could attribute the distortions that surround them to the levels of alcohol in their system!
Photos: zounohana’s flickr; langepult; zerodeux; and artnews