Twenty-three year old artist Kyle Kirkpatrick takes recycling to a whole new level by creating beautiful topographic landscapes out of books. A graduate of Norwich University College of the arts, Kirkpatrick describes his work as follows:
My practice is primarily concerned with the notion of the imagined landscape. I present man-made objects and natural materials simultaneously to form carefully and meticulously composed installation works. I capitalize on intrigue taking objects out of context reinventing their use, pushing the viewer to see beyond what I present before them… The materiality of the objects that I place before the viewer and the dissemination of them is integral to the reading of the work.
This UK-based artist’s fictional sculptures are adorned with tiny human figurines which accent the depth of his “novel” environments. The fastidious swirling cuts through the text give an interesting depth to these imaginary landscapes. These beautiful dioramas show that there is more than one story in every book.
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To see more of the Kirkpatrick’s collections, check out his portfolio on Saatchi Online.