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BFA Metal Art

Valentina Vukelic


As an antithesis to the modernist design approach of form follows function that has been followed by designer Marcel Breuer, who transformed bicycle tubes into chairs, this project employs the same materials while investigating the idea of creating freeform sculptures that can be experienced with the whole body. The series “Papillon” entails sitting sculptures that convey a sense of movement, lightness and flow which have been developed through the exploration of experimental design and working methods influenced by gestural movement of the body. In this project, different approaches have been tested, such as painting, body drawing, and recording of dance movements in virtual reality combined with various tube bending techniques investigating the distinctions between art and design. Papillon invites to pause for a moment, inspiring your mind to wander while comfortably resting in the sculpture.