The Art of Clean Up: Sorting and Stacking Everyday Objects

 

Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli, unusual in nature is making art by taking everyday scenes of disorder and rearranging them into neat rows, sorted by different attributes such as color, size, shape, and type. He takes the chaos and madness out of life and organizes it into tidy rows giving it order and purpose. His concept is fantastic and although it may seem simple in nature it reaches out to the viewer and our obsession with rationality.

Some of his artwork could be argued that he is borderline OCD, such as the pine branch that has been ordered by the needle size– others are on such a huge scale that it almost seems laughable, as if a giant had come along and re-organized a lawn full of towels and people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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