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Sculptor Michael Johansson Plays Real-Life Tetris

An avid collector, Michael Johansson begins his work with a chaotic mess of furniture and household objects organized by color in his studio. The artist takes items like televisions, suitcases and drawers and transforms them into geometric, abstract sculptures. These arrangements evoke the Minimalist movement of the '60s, with their large-scale geometry, but rather than feeling cold and calculated, the retro suitcases and televisions call forth a nostalgia for the coziness of pre-digital age home life. Take a look at some photos from Michael Johansson's studio and his recent exhibition at the Vigeland Museum in Norway, images courtesy of Henrik Haven and Michael Johansson.

An avid collector, Michael Johansson begins his work with a chaotic mess of furniture and household objects organized by color in his studio. The artist takes items like televisions, suitcases and drawers and transforms them into geometric, abstract sculptures. These arrangements evoke the Minimalist movement of the ’60s, with their large-scale geometry, but rather than feeling cold and calculated, the retro suitcases and televisions call forth a nostalgia for the coziness of pre-digital age home life. Take a look at some photos from Michael Johansson’s studio and his recent exhibition at the Vigeland Museum in Norway, images courtesy of Henrik Haven and Michael Johansson.

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