The ‘Model Kit’ Sculptures of Michael Johansson

by Andy SmithPosted on

Michael Johansson’s massive sculptures simulate the runners, sprues, and parts that comprise model kits through injection molding. The artist’s public work, which are bronze and aluminum casts, have a particularly playful quality, whether simulating a “firefighter starter kit” or unassembled parts that would build a domestic living space.

“The artistic research of Michael Johansson revolves around an almost obsessive collection and measuring of objects,” a statement says. “This process leads the artist to his creations of heterogenous conglomerates whose multivalent significance is meticulously calibrated and always differs. Forms and colors seem to be inextricably entwined, welded together by some disconcerting magnetism. For Johansson, an everyday object like a chair seat represents a metaphor for a familiar space that must be organised and filled at very junction, interpreting the intrinsic nature of every juxtaposition.”

See more of Johansson’s work below.

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