Real-Life Tetris With Reclaimed Objects [Pics]
Swedish artist converts everyday items into grand-scale sculptures reminiscent of the classic game.
In cities where space is a commodity, artist Michael Johansson makes use of every square inch, creating Tetris-like installations out of found objects ranging from washing machines, shelves and sinks – to cars, keyboards and computers. His work can be found in between building jams, under steps, squeezed into doors and in garages. The result is colorful 3D puzzles, perfectly formed and astounding to the eye.
To create his sculptures, Johansson must confine his artistic vision to the physical limitations of the space where he can fit his Tetris puzzles. Like the game, he must reconfigure his work, move objects around, upside-down, on their side until the fit is just right. He says: