Ursus Wehrli Creates Meticulous Art From The Everyday
Having successfully tidied up the art world, a Swiss artist turns his attention to the everyday, arranging objects into clever configurations.
Swiss artist and comedian, Ursus Wehrli, known for his Tidying Up Art books (where he tidies up famous artwork, such as Van Gogh’s Room or Botticelli’s Beach by carefully rearranging them) returns with a new project. In his forthcoming book, The Art of Clean Up he brings his passion for sorting things to everyday life and objects.
Reminiscent of IKEA’s neatly organized cookbook, Hembakat är Bäst, in each image, Wehrli finds everyday situations of disorder and compulsively organizes them into neat rows according to color, size, shape, and type. Case and point, the pine branch arranged by needle size and an entire parking lot grouped together by color reveal hints of OCD behavior and also evoke a chuckle as it appears a wizard has wandered by and neatly sorted an entire lawn full of towels and people.