Cyril Le Van Stitches Pictures to Make Soft 3D Objects

By: Davina Sinnatamby - Apr 4, 2014
References: experimentalproject.ro & beautifuldecay
French Artist Cyril Le Van makes lifelike 3D objects by combining photography, plastic and sewing. He takes pictures of his subjects and captures each angle. He then prints the photos on plastic sheets and pieces the images together with a blanket stitch. This makes a deflated clone of the existing object.

Examples of his objects include a Polaroid camera, Nike shoes and Rolex watches. His work is based on the concept of consumerism. His sculptures are of branded status symbols that now have no power without true connection to the brand. His sculptures of poverty housing tackle the issues of economic and cultural exclusion. 

Overall the works are a beautiful juxtaposition of hard and soft fabrics. It also makes us question why we put so much status on material goods when they can be duplicated so easily.