Larger than life approach to art
umour and irony are two things nitec student Tim Webber likes to use in his sculptures and it shows. So when it came to working on a project this year, the owick resident decided to go big literally. Taking the
of safety, Tim decided he would exaggerate certain items that people associate with safety and the result has been the creation of a giantsized in atable road cone and lifesaver ring, among others.
The idea of safety is a notion that is commonly associated with in atable objects so my work is based around this, says Tim.
t contains elements of humour and irony thats expressed through challenging the function and purpose of the objects to create light-hearted and playful pieces.
The public recently got to see just how big his art pieces are during nitec s end of year rad Show. Tim, a nal year Bachelor of esign and isual Arts student, also had other pieces of work on display that he worked on with his peer, Matt Arbuckle.
Matt is an up-andcoming young artist who recently won the runner-up award at the prestigious Wallace Art Awards.
The awards attract entries from the top artists in the country and is regarded the Academy Award of New ealand art.
Both combined their talents to create a painting in a bubble piece, which was exhibited at the rad Show.
e is keen to do further collaboration with Matt who has a similar look at art as Tim.
think Matt and work well together because we seem to have similar views on art and design
like to exaggerate objects on a large scale and have a bit of fun with them, Tim says.
And Matt s painting is also about poking fun at traditional art.