Shoes Art – In the name of ART?

Colombian born artist Federico Uribe , began his career as a painter and he wanted to widen his abilities as an artist and approach art from a brand new prospective.

His quest took him from his studio to the streets and vendors, where he collected or purchased large quantity of everyday goods, goods whereby most people disregarded, Mr. Uribe saw values hidden within each of them. Soon, he altered his course as an artist, from a painter to a sculptor, by transforming these practical, everyday objects into 3-dimensional mosaics. All the while, still utilizing his sensibilities as a painter to create depth and colors.

shoes art

shoes art

The sculptures in this post were presented in one of his exhibition, which were made of 1,500 pairs of PUMA sneaker and 25,000 shoelaces.

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shoes art

shoes art

shoes art

shoes art

shoes art

shoes art

I have to admit I am impressed by his work. However, I can’t keep thinking that 1,500 running shoes. I know, in the name of art, people can do lots of crazy things. But it that really worth? Yeah, I know now those shoes can be used to create birds, rabbit, tiger….so what? shoes are not shoes anymore, while animals are still not alive animals.

shoes art

shoes art

shoes art

shoes art

shoes art

shoes art

shoes art

Pictures here are collected from: via1 , via2 , via3

To see more of Federico Uribe’s work, visist his website, which has some sculptures made by thousands of color pencils(Still not my type of art! )

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  1. I think it is awesome and creative that this artist used shoes. A waste? Yes to some, but he has creative a visually exciting and enjoyable piece of work that amazes and left me saying WOW! Isn’t that part of the point of art?

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