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The Pieces by Liliana Porter are All About Hard Work

By: Ana Lopez - Published: Jan 25, 2012 • References: lilianaporter and sweet-station
The series entitled Forced Labor by Argentina-born artist Liliana Porter is a playful game of perspective and size. Porter creates entertaining narratives employing tiny figures in the middle of vast landscapes.

The use of giant props and large backgrounds, like an empty white wall, produces a comical and interesting contrast between size and space. For instance, there is a miniature painter standing while drawing a line on an infinite wall, or a man hammering a nail bigger than his own size. This visual game is also determined by the distance the viewer appreciate each sculpture, as the figures interaction with his/her space changes.

Playful, humorous and adorable is the series by multi-talented artist Liliana Porter. Her work has been exhibited in places like the TATE Modern Collection, London, UK; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York