Man Freezes Alongside Icy Painting in Surreal Self-Portrait Sculpture – Design You Trust

Man Freezes Alongside Icy Painting in Surreal Self-Portrait Sculpture

1

If an artwork could ever give you a chill, it’s a sculpture by Laurent Pernot. His piece titled Self Portrait Face to a Winter Canvas features a life-sized replica of the Paris-based artist as he stands in front of a framed snowy scene.

2

While that might sound innocuous, the artwork has a strange and surreal twist—the wintery mix is not just contained in the picture. Faux snow coats the figure and wood frame, as icicles dangle from the tip of his nose and hat.

3

Pernot has installed his piece in a gallery setting, and the surrounding indoor environment doesn’t have the same frigidness.

4

It’s as if the snow and ice are merely figments of the statue’s imagination, showing us that mentally, he’s off in a much colder place.

5

This idea, that reality and fantasy can coexist, is at the core of Pernot’s work. “His creations recurrently revolve around the notions of the visible and invisible, time and the confusions of memory,” his website states. Self Portrait is the visual representation of mind and matter.

6
Via My Modern Met, This Isn’t Happiness

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Amazing Illustrations by John Bauer in the Early 20th Century
"Future Utopia": The Supercool and Detailed Illustrations by Ori Toor
Water-Cleaning Billboard by Shokubutsu HANA
"Icons Unmasked": Alex Solis Unmasks Famous Characters in Hilarious Series of Illustrations
Saddened By The Empty Streets Of Budapest During Lockdown, This Artist Filled The City With People From Classical Paintings
Belarusian Artist Nadia Matievskaia Paints With... Her Breasts
Japanese Latte Artist Creates Beautiful And Colourful Depictions Of Various Bird Species
Hardware Steve Jobs
Street Murals Bloom in Tunisia
Prisoners Draw Portraits Of Rich And Famous People Who Really Belong In Jail
This Tiny Face Makeup Is The Perfect Solution For A Coronavirus Mask
Illustrator Shows How Tough Caring For Babies Could Be
Someone Spotted That David Bowie Often Looked Like A Sea Slug, Created An Entire Blog To Prove It
French Artist Restores Flea Market Paintings And Adds His Own Stories To Them
Beautiful Photo Session In Traditional Costume From The Region Of Łowicz In Central Poland
Stunning Digital Animalistic Artworks By Dániel Taylor
"My Surreal Hong Kong": Superb Photo Manipulations With A Twist By Tommy Fung
Artist Created These Funny Comics After The Sun Blocked His Beautiful Sunset
Stunning 360° Portraits by Gianluca Traina
Untitled Save, How Would the Great Artists Look Today?
There’s A "Stranger Things" Ouija Board
The Most Powerful Street Art Pieces Made In Support For Ukraine All Around The World
Apple Depot Earbuds with Mic & Remote
"In Between Dreams And Reality": The Superb Surreal Digital Artworks by Ramón Laguía