|'My Back Pages (Second Iteration)', 2008, vinyl LP records turntable wire; site specific instillation, Museum of art and Design NY, Private collection.|
His work is a world of lights, shadows and flying machines. Delicate hand cut butterfly's made from discarded aluminium cans or vinyl records gather in perfectly planned clusters and swirls. Discarded gloves are collected and obsessively stitched together to form new communities of lost hands in the shapes of coats and wings. Twinkling lights, cut up cans and a slight breeze create a breathing, fluttering wall in a dark gallery. It's all very tactile and tantalising, I hope to experience his work in the flesh some day soon.
|'Fable' 2011, Cello Aluminium (found cans) soot wire, 95" x 65" x 16"|
|Rendezvous (detail), 2009, aluminium, wire, soot, site specific instillation, private collection, Hilversum Neatherlands|
I am drawn to humble, yet evocative materials; in this case, crushed beer cans from the streets of New York - every one of them once raised to someone’s lips. My process of “recycling” them into images of butterflies is a quiet physical meditation, a yoga of tin snips and files and fingers. - Paul Villinski
|'Sanctuary' (Instillation at Islip Art museum, Islip NY), 1999, Aluminium (found beer cans) , wire, 12 volt bulbs and electrical components, fans, kinetic, site specific instillations.|
To see more of Villinski's work visit his website www.paulvillinski.com