Tetris is so popular that it is now part of our childhood, loneliness and every kind of memories. Michael Johansson, an artist from Sweden, is obsessed with Tetris strict forms and marvelous results of brilliant colors.
Michael Johansson has been working with the idea of creating Tetris from objects of our daily life. A different art that is having great success.
The artist (Trollhattan-Sweden, 1975) is obsessed with building a Tetris in our real life. Matches that remember him the meeting of people, the idea of an actor playing in two movies at the same time or a parking area full of cars with similar colors.
Then, the artist is obsessed with the search of a harmonic order and he has created installations where all the elements fit perfectly: cubes, walls or columns. This is fantastic because the sets are in balance despite the surprising disconnection between the pieces. Surprisingly, in the same artwork can be a fridge, a car, a garbage can or a pipe. Yes, some drops of Neo-pop art, a touch of Dadaism and great amount of creativeness.
Michael Johansson describes his artwork as a “Tetris in real life” and feels the necessity of “splitting” objects from its original function to melt them with other things very different but in a place where hardly differs from the surrounding elements. Thus, the viewer has to identify each piece of the block and to think about their previous use as an undone puzzle.
You can see more works by Michael Johansson on his webpage
Once again, Yareah readers, art is everywhere and it’s only necessary a different look to discover how marvelous can be whatever object.
Enjoy the day!
**Tetris was born in 1984 in Moscow. It was developed on an Electronica 60 by Alexey Pajitnov.