The Frustrating Sculptures of Fabian Bürgy

Do you ever feel like parts of your life were intentionally designed to go wrong? Fabian Bürgy knows your pain. He's a Swiss artist who lives in Bern. Bürgy takes ordinary objects and subjects them to a "slightly violent and disturbing process of transformation, misplacement and dysfunction of things." The results are exaggerated expressions of the frustration that we experience.

Other sculptures by Bürgy are also striking. Here is the Metronome of Death, ticking away time with the scythe of the Grim Reaper.

Here is Breathe, an anthropomorphized bellows pump that is always struggling to do precisely that.

-via Lustik


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