The Art of Context :: Street Sculptures by Tobias Faisst

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I see five distinct variables in these artworks by German artist Tobias Faisst: the existing environments; the intentionally placed sculptural objects; the photographs of the environments and objects; the pairing of the photographs; and finally, the framing of the photographic pairs with solid colors. With this many variables at his disposable, Faisst manipulates our visual experience with context. What if the sculpture was in a different location? What if he paired an individual photograph with a different photograph? All of these sculptures could convey entirely different moods just by changing the color of the frame, or excluding it altogether.

These sculptures are interesting on their own, but my attention is mostly drawn to studying how the frame changes the image. Some of the frames emphasize an already significant color, causing the eye to especially focus on certain parts of the sculpture. Others add an entirely new color to the mix, which creates a beautiful ensemble of colorful juxtapositions.

>> See more of Tobias Faisst’s artwork at behance.net/tobiasfaisst.

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