Excellent works by Toni Spyra

With his conceptual works, objects and installations, sometimes silently present in the urban landscape, German artist Toni Spyra, currently based in Linz, Austria, offers his viewers a moment of reflection.

The artist is an observer of everyday life, using simple, mundane objects in creative ways to explore our obsessions, fears, beliefs, pointing towards certain human habits and social behavior. What he reveals are aspects of a reality that we often tend to ignore and avoid to confront or, on the contrary, that has become so much alive, that we unconsciously let it control our every reaction.

This discourse is usually prefaced by a smile, but what lies beyond the humorous approach is the essence of Toni Spyra’s thought-provoking works, that might take you out of the comfort zone at least for a while.

Toni Spyra

KOKOLORES, 95 x 80 x 210 cm, 2014

CAREER

CAREER,  425 x 101,65 x 118,75 cm, 2014 / Photo: Hannes Katherl

SCHOOLYARD

SCHOOLYARD, Vienna, Austria, 2014

KRUZIFIX

KRUZIFIX, 100 x 70 cm, 2014

CONSUMPTION

CONSUMPTION, 1250 x 270 x 325 cm, 2014 / Photo: Hannes Katherl

BUSINESS

BUSINESS, 62.5 x 45 x 9.5 cm, 2013

LIABILITY

LIABILITY, 140 x 31 x 20 cm, 2013

DIRTY

DIRTY, 75 x 25.5 x 29 cm, 2013

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