TIBET the underground artist
October 29, 2006 10:53 PM   Subscribe

TIBET is an artist who works entirely underground (literally) in Stockholm, Sweden. All of his work is done only in the most hidden of places, and very few people will ever get to see it. Each statue is made of concrete and are 11" tall and weigh about 5 pounds each. They are glued, welded or drilled into the solid rock and will stay there for a very, very long time. via
posted by jonson (14 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The gnomes need gas masks around here.
posted by Citizen Premier at 11:10 PM on October 29, 2006

That is so cool.
posted by gsteff at 11:31 PM on October 29, 2006

Very cool.
posted by dreamsign at 11:43 PM on October 29, 2006

I tell ya, the depths people wil go to these days to get their art noticed! (if not actually seen, except on photo blogs...)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:05 AM on October 30, 2006

posted by sveskemus at 1:16 AM on October 30, 2006

I like the idea of expanding the artwork one can find in urban spelunking, but I was kind of disappointed that his statues are essentially the same as tagging his name up somewhere. Needs more conceptual development.

Good pun, though.
posted by beerbajay at 1:49 AM on October 30, 2006

posted by zenzizi at 4:32 AM on October 30, 2006

I think these are rather striking. Does easter island need more conceptual development, too?
posted by shownomercy at 6:14 AM on October 30, 2006

i like it. i want to find one someday.
posted by craven_morhead at 6:25 AM on October 30, 2006

That's just awesome.

I love living in science fiction.
posted by empath at 10:11 AM on October 30, 2006

That's really cool. Thanks for the link.
posted by OmieWise at 10:37 AM on October 30, 2006

Easter Island didn't come out of the same image-dense culture... so if somebody did the same thing today... yeah, it probably would.
posted by beerbajay at 11:16 AM on October 30, 2006

I think I agree with beerbajay...doesn't it seem that in most contemporary art, priority is placed on the artist, and how the work is produced, rather than on the work itself?
posted by eraserhed at 7:32 PM on October 30, 2006

Yeah, contemporary art is a vehicle and doesn't exist for its own sake.
posted by Sukiari at 8:28 PM on October 30, 2006

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