The Art of Cleaning Up

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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  6 Replies to “The Art of Cleaning Up”

  1. Jesús
    February 13, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Me gusta el orden extremo del caos que presenta la vida en el día a día. Buena idea de este artista suizo. Muy bueno tu blog.

  2. lakeavenued
    February 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Oh my that breathing!! I agree with everything he does, makes me wonder if I have OCD lol…

  3. Joanne Manaster
    February 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Great way to introduce art in a unique way!

  4. LizaWall
    February 13, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    now he is tidying up reallife, youtube for “Herr Wehrli räumt die Badewiese auf” or “Herr Wehrli räumt den Parklplatz auf”, in which he tidys up people at a lake, and a parking lot. He now also organizes things like a fruit salad, or a fir branch. and of course alphabet soup.
    He has progressed quite a lot since this tedtalk, i would say: time to re-invite him. thumbs up if you look at his new stuff and agree 😉

  5. Yasmin Abdel
    February 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Fine sense of humor one always appreciates this.

  6. DontTouchMyTea
    February 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    now that’s why the cliche “thinking outside the box” exists!

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