Everyday Objects Transformed into Whimsical Characters

If everywhere you look there are faces staring back, you’re not alone. For the past 10 years French artist Gilbert Legrand has been finding the hidden characters in everyday objects and revealing them with paint. His whimsical vision sees all sorts of household objects become things they were not: a coat hanger becomes a mouse sporting shoes; a paintbrush transforms into a teen with an attitude (and a wicked hairdo); and the blades of some scissors get amorous. To the delight of children and adults, Legrand has been regularly exhibiting his work in art centers around France. There, his works encourage a child-like imagination, and playful reassessments of the built world around us. When he’s not creating tiny sculptures, Legrand spends his time exploring a long standing career as a freelance illustrator in publishing and advertising.
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