Sep 12, 2011

Awesome Cartoon Perspective Sculptures by James Hopkins

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Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS

 

Working out of Guernsey and London, artist James Hopkins’ wonderful series, Perspective Sculptures, brings some of your favourite cartoons to 3D life. Depending on your viewing angle, different elements of the sculpture come to life. Some angles show you what’s ‘behind the curtain’, while others make the pieces look like any typical, 2-dimensional portrait.

 

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Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS

 

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Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS

 

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Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS

 

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Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS

 

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Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS

 

CARTOON PERSPECTIVE SCULPTURES BY JAMES HOPKINS

 
The fact that there are two viewing points implies that perspective construction itself is artificial. The technique that was supposed to depict the visual world ‘as it really is’ becomes unmasked as convention. What you see, after all, depends on where you see it from. And rather than bringing the eye to a depicted scene, it shows how the eye made the scene in the first place. The picture is much more than a window to which we bring our well-defined gaze, since our own involvement includes us within it.

One of the many virtues of Hopkins’ practice is that it inflects the anamorphic tradition in a very specific way. He is not simply recapitulating perspective techniques with contemporary motifs like the Simpsons or pop instruments. Instead, we are made utterly conscious of our own bodies and their disorientation in space. We don’t know if it’s them or us. Perspective becomes visceral. We feel it.

– Words by DAIRAN LEADER

 

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Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS

 

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Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS

 

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Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS

 

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Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS

 

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Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS

 

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Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS

 

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Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS

 

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Artwork by JAMES HOPKINS

 

 

 

 

 

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