Saturday, 19 May 2012

Photography | The Art Of Clean Up by Ursus Wehril

Robert Hayden (a twentieth century poet) once said “Art is not escape, but a way of finding order in chaos, a way of confronting life”. Obviously there are many ways in which artists express their way of 'finding order' but I think I find it most appealing when artists take this idea really literally, and show us images of complete order. I know many people wouldn't even class this as art, but if it's pleasing to the eye, I believe we can class it as art. Feel free to disagree!

A perfect example of this style of work, is that of Swiss artist Ursus Wehril. He has created a book called "The Art of Clean Up" - in which he takes scenes of disorganisation and organises them. I think there is something really appealing about the tidyness of his work, it's almost calming to see things so organised, or is that just me?! The phrase "tidy room, tidy mind" seems appropriate.


Ma Bicyclette: Photography | The Art Of Clean Up by Ursus Wehril



Ma Bicyclette: Photography | The Art Of Clean Up by Ursus Wehril

Ma Bicyclette: Photography | The Art Of Clean Up by Ursus Wehril

Ma Bicyclette: Photography | The Art Of Clean Up by Ursus Wehril

Ma Bicyclette: Photography | The Art Of Clean Up by Ursus Wehril

Ma Bicyclette: Photography | The Art Of Clean Up by Ursus Wehril

I'll end this blog post on another quote, from the film 'The Science of Sleep' - "Randomness is very difficult to achieve... organization always merges back if you don't pay attention."

Steph H
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1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful idea and I can imagine quite addictive too.

    Nina x

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