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November 19, 2009

Defying gravity

Creating hair-raising performances to convey his continual sense of lost gravity, Chinese artist Li Wei has taken his work all over the world from Italy, Spain, Korea and the USA.

Wei's photos depict him free falling from tall buildings-pictures that resemble the famous photograph of the French artist Yves Klein Leap into the Void.

Li Wei sees his art as both a mission to set the scene for the perfect photograph and a perfect performance. "I am fascinated by the unstable and dangerous sides of art and I hope my works reflect these aspects."

Johan Lorbeer is a German street performer. He became famous in the past few years because of his “Still-Life” Performances, which took place in the public area.

With his still-life performances, this German artist seems to unhinge the laws of gravity. For hours on time, he remains, as a living work of art, in physically impossible positions.

via Mighty Optical Illusions

Posted by verdiyan at November 19, 2009 01:00 PM


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