Art Crush: Susy Oliveira’s 3D Photo Sculptures

Ever wonder what your favorite Xbox characters would look like if they were real? Toronto-based artist Susy Oliveira manipulates photographs by sculpting two- and three-dimensional collages, bringing virtual images into reality and space. The results of this artist’s work: a pixelated collection of figures that look like they hopped right out of a video game an onto the gallery floor – it’s like a gamer’s wet dream.

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Oliveira’s work attempts to examine perception by controlling and re-producing elements of nature through artificial fabrication, re-purposing images to create new form. Oliveira proclaims her 3D sculptures to be a “compromise between sculpture and photography” using photographic prints wrapped onto foam core to bring virtual reality to life.

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A Midweek Meditation on Colin Kapernick’s Afro, Rupi Kaur’s Healing Art, Solange Knowles’ Street Style and Riri’s Latest Creations

A weekly column written by Julia Childs where she rounds up her favorite happenings in fashion, art, culture, and beyond. We figure that despite living fast, we should probably catch our breath every now and again.

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