Martin Klimas’ Ceramic Explosions

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Martin Klimas’ Ceramic Explosions

Artist's magical temporary sculptures caught on camera...

Martin Klimas‘ exploding porcelain figurines are a few years old – originally shown at Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum in 2008 – but, having just come to our attention via Designboom, we couldn’t resist featuring them for those of you, like us, who’d missed them first time around.

Dropping the objects to the ground in a highly controlled environment, Klimas uses a high-speed camera to capture the results – a unique temporary artwork, forever frozen in time. The process brings a magical existence to the trashy figurines; elegance, drama, mystery… it’s as if in their last moments they’re brought to life – just before it shatters apart.

With just 5000th of a second to compose his ‘temporary sculptures’, Klimas must crack a fair few eggs to make his omelette but, with results this phenomenal, each piece of shattered clay is worth its weight in gold…

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