Art News: Guerra De La Paz Bonsai Couture in Zurich

9 Jul

Guerra de la Paz, the Miami-based Cuban artistic team of Alain Guerra, and Neraldo de la Paz, have their first Swiss exhibition titled Bonsai Couture currently running at Kashya Hildebrand in Zurich.

Red Pom Pom Bonsai

Since 1996, the two, have collaborated , originally sourcing the clothing, fabric andmaterials for their sculptures from second-hand goods shipping companies in Miami’s Little Haiti.

Currently, they still make their sculptures primarily from discarded, repurposed or recycled items of daily life. Using these new and repurposed materials, Bonsai Couture draws on the aesthetic qualities of the handmade in order to create symbols of reshaped identity. Each piece represents individuality redefined not only with delicacy but also with an element of fantasy and extravagance.

Painterly Bonsai

Indochine Bonsai

Gaughin Bonsai

Delhi Bonsai

Aye Bonsai

Bonsai Couture runs through August 20, 2011. Visit Guerra De La Paz to see more artwork.

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