The Institute of Intimate Museums series revolves around stunningly detailed dioramas. Unlike similar creations that exist on a specially crafted platform in one form or another, these mini museums were created inside existing pasta boxes. The unique art collection is currently being showcased at Scope Basel 2012.
Put together by Japanese artist Kenji Sugiyama, the Institute of Intimate Museums series is very life-like, except for the fact that they are only a fraction of the size of real-life settings. The rooms that house figurines observing gallery paintings come complete with wooden floors and dated wallpaper. The artist writes, "My creation comes from this gap between what you watch and what you recognize. For example, people watch same objects and how many people will have same impression?"
The Institute of Intimate Museums Series is Intricately Detailed
1. Miniature Diorama Art - Opportunity for artists and designers to explore the intricate world of miniature dioramas and create captivating artworks on a small scale.
2. Reuse of Everyday Packaging - Innovative potential for artists and creators to repurpose ordinary items like pasta boxes to create unique and surprising art installations.
3. Hyperrealistic Miniature Environments - Emerging trend of constructing hyperrealistic miniature environments, providing a platform for artists to showcase their attention to detail and craftsmanship.
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