These Petros Christostomou Shoe Sculptures are Surreal

 - Nov 14, 2011
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The Petros Christostomou shoe sculptures are imaginative pieces of art that dare to cross visual boundaries.

These soaring shoe installations play with scale, and test the way humans see their surrounding environment. Though these sculptural forms seem like they are giant in size, they are actually created from small-scale objects placed in architectural models. These small-scaled experiments ultimately appear as large-scale art installations. This is the result of cleverly manipulated lighting techniques and the artist's rearrangement of contrasting elements. Petros uses bold and expressive color choices to play with positive and negative space. His surreal stilettos are emphasized with neon hues that jump out against a monochromatic backdrop. Moreover, the shoes' metallic texture draws the eye in. The Petros Christostomou shoe sculptures play with one's visual field and act as optical illusions that test human perception.

Image Credit: Petros Christostomou