It’s pretty hard to ignore the elephant in the room when it’s balancing on someone’s back! ‘Pentateuque’ is a comically surreal sculpture by French artist, Fabien Mérelle which features a likeness of the artist huffing and puffing as he balances an elephant on his back. Mérelle has used his tounge in cheek humor to whimsically represent the idea of carrying the weight of the world on one’s shoulders. The piece is a re-interpretation of one of the artists childhood drawings.
Visitors to the art stage Singapore exhibition, at the marina bay sands will certainly be taken by surprise by this colossal and life-like optical illusion. Fabien Mérelle is known for his work which often evokes child like imagery and fairytales in a light-hearted manner.
Photo Credits: designboom, fabienmerelle
Stats for Artist-Trampling Elephants
Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 1,362 clicks in 173 w
Interest: 1.3 minutes
Concept: Comically Surreal Sculpture
Related: 74 examples / 57 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-55+
Comparison Set: 27 similar articles, including: delicate elephant artworks, merging surrealist photography, and surrealist amphibious furniture.
More Stats +/-
Merging Surrealist Photography
Delicate Elephant Artworks
Surrealist Amphibious Furniture
Spunky Safari Seatings (UPDATE)
Behind-Focused Beast Magnets