Augusto Esquivel is a Miami-based artist that hangs buttons from home-made acrylic boxes and spray paints the different shaped and sized buttons to create incredibly detailed two and three dimensional sculptures.
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“I am often obsessed with comparisons of reality and potential and the balance between them, in art: the idea of chaos in perfect order: an object seemingly solid to the eye can also be fragile and inconsistent to the touch; a common object used to create a piece of art becomes transformed into something complicated and intriguing.”
Just like looking at his grandmother’s sewing box, Augusto realized that a simple button can be compared to an atom in a molecule, each button serves and shapes the whole.
He’s got the technique sewn up.The artist explained that he separates his work into two stages – one involves him first seeing the finished article in its basic shape.The second involves selecting the different sized and shaped buttons and spray painting them accordingly.Then, Augusto hangs the buttons from home-made acrylic boxes that contain hundreds to thousands of holes. The buttons then drape down in huge numbers and create an image with their multiple layers.
And this is how an insignificant button comes part of an impressive art sculpture.
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