Larger than life ap­proach to art

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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

idea

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.

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