Look what Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor has done to a heap of car parts, a few scraps of aluminum and some carefully crafted pieces of polyester. This tightly compressed sphere resembles a brand-new 1953 Volkswagen Beetle that was somehow balled up into a globular mass of shiny yellow goodness.
Part of the Art Basel show that recently took place in Hong Kong, the artwork is a strong statement by Noor that’s resonating worldwide. The obscure artist from Jakarta is hard to contact — we’ve been trying to find him so he can tell us how he made this unusual sculpture.
According to Hong Kong art site Juxtapose, Noor created this monstrous piece by “transforming, fusing and morphing” a vintage 1953 Volkswagen Beetle into this insane art installation.