The Japanese artists Yasuhiko Hayashi and Yûsuke Nakano designed ‘paramodelic-graffiti’ –exhibited inthe gallery of the “University of Michigan Museum of Art.” That vivid maze of blue train tracks and the mass produced toys – cement mixers, garbage trucks and cranes, and a vast array of Styrofoam – made an amazing environment and landscape that give the appearance of a giant playroom. Actually the words “plastic” and “model” were mixed to form the word paramodelic also the Japanese word puramoderu means plastic model, and that is perfectly describing their work.

 

white walls are canvassed with bold blue tracks and graphics. Courtesy of UMMA museum.

white walls are canvassed with bold blue tracks and graphics. Courtesy of UMMA museum.

The artists main goal was to have 2 effects on the viewer;  first :surprise the observer with the stunning colors covering the ceiling, floor, walls with the loops, circles and islands, all in a specific arrangement to create a fractal design. Second : when you first see the installation you’ll feel as if nothing is happening but then you’ll realize the three dimensional effect  with the 2D components and then you’ll feel you’re having a psychedelic tour in the maze.

 

 

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