Huge elephant sculpture
One of the most intriguing features of contemporary art is the regular use of substances by artists to produce their spectacular works of art. Art can take many different shapes. One such artist that challenges preconceived notions of what constitutes art is Estonian-born, Finland-based artist Villu Jaanisoo. He pushes the envelope by exploring with various media to produce his provocative artworks. His 2018 artwork Elephant, a massive piece completely made with recycled tires and steel that is currently situated in a public park in Jyväskylä, Finland, is an exceedingly impressive example of one of these.
The sculptor informs My Contemporary Met that used tires were always accessible. “Environmental issues are significant when employing them. However, the thought of placing something similar in a new environment and the mark their previous lives have left on those used objects have been more significant to me.
Elephant is merely one of Jaanisoo’s most current sculptures made from used tires; the artist first began experimenting with the rubber material in 2001. Along with this one, other subjects for his tire creations have included an enormous gorilla, a stuffed beaver that was larger than life, and tall palm palms. Every of offers the spectator a fresh and distinctive experience, dispelling some of the more commonplace notions and connections they might have about the things they are viewing.
In a sense, Jaanisoo says, “I regard my paintings as’reversed’ landscape paintings. My purpose in making art has been to produce various perceptions of environment, light, and space. I think viewing artwork should be an instantaneous, emotional act; it has less to do with reason and more to do with emotion.
You can check out more of Villu Jaanisoo’s artwork by going to his webpage or by following him on Insta. To see more of his amazing artworks made of recycled tires, scroll to the bottom.
The colossal elephant was created by Estonian artist Villu Jaanisoo completely out of recycled tires and metal.
Other sculptures made by the artist using discarded rubber materials include rubber ducks, monkeys, and palm trees.