Andy Vible

Posted by Fabio 29 October 2012

American artist Andy Vible makes life-size sculptures of human bodies whose heads have been replaced by everyday objects. These objects determine the action the bodies are engaged in (sitting, eating, drinking, knitting, etc.). The object interacts with the action, making the piece a self-referencing loop. Vible is trying to eliminate the barrier of incomprehension between the viewer and the art as much as possible by using familiar objects to make artwork that explains itself. By having the elements within a sculpture interact with themselves, none of the components are arbitrary, making the entire sculpture self-contained.

“I use objects that people are already familiar with because through these objects, I feel that I can communicate in a type of language that everyone understands. I substitute these objects for a person’s head and create a vicious cycle by putting the person in a chicken-and-egg circumstance with no escape.”