Japanese stylist, Mita Shiniti has fabricated some incredible sculptures and furniture out of sneakers. His recently passed Tenki exhibition at the Gallery Speak For in Shibuya was clean, cool and very creative. By reconstructing stark white Nike Dunks, Shiniti combined photography and sculpture to create a stunning exhibition.
This is very similar to Canadian artist Bran Jungen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Jungen). I don't know the whole story but this seems too similar to be a coincidence.
Here are a few examples of his work:
those are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I probably have enough white sneakers to make that sculpture in the second picture. But I'm probably not artistic enough to make it.
Thats really awsome
Oh, the humanity!
This must be torture for sneaker heads
As one of said Sneaker heads, it definitely isn't torture, I love it. The kicks he's using are obviously all GR (general release) – stuff anyone could buy 100 pairs of from any footlocker. It's great to see sneakers transcend street culture and become fine art.