Victor Malagon's 'Hi-Fructose' Collection Is Both Cheerful and Violent

 - Mar 17, 2014
References: victormalagon & hifructose
The 'Hi-Fructose' series of decorative pieces by American artist Victor Malagon can best be described as spiny shapes that look like they'd make for awesome graffiti.

Each piece consists of an explosion of porcupine spine-like shapes protruding out violently in every conceivable direction in such a way that whoever is holding the piece has to be incredibly careful not to be cut, stabbed or worse. The spines seem to end in weapon-like shapes reminiscent of scimitars, long swords and tridents.

What's ironic about this spindly series is that the pieces radiate bright, cheerful shades of red, blue, yellow and green that look like they wouldn't be out of place on a backwards-turned baseball cap sitting snugly on a teenager's head.

The colors have the effect of making the pieces slightly less violent in appearance, making it possible to say hang them on a wall without scaring people away.