Jean-Pierre Seguin Assembles an Army of Toy Soldiers for WWII Portraits

Jean-Pierre Seguin Assembles an Army of Toy Soldiers for WWII Portraitsjean-pierre seguin assembles an army of toy soldiers for WWII portraitsUsing over 15,000 toy soldiers, montreal-based artist jean-pierre seguin amasses towering assemblages, ones that when viewed from a distance materialize as portraits and scenes representative of world war II. seguin studies his overall source image from a distance and colorizes each small plastic soldier in a varying color. as the viewer moves around the image, the perception of the portrait changes; the spectator becomes a kind of zoom lens, changing in focal length to produce effects of nearness and distance.
general eisenhower
general eisenhower, 2012-13
figurines glued and painted on wood
60’’x 48’’


Jean-Pierre Seguin Assembles an Army of Toy Soldiers for WWII Portraitsjean-pierre seguin assembles an army of toy soldiers for WWII portraits
general eisenhower (details)

Jean-Pierre Seguin Assembles an Army of Toy Soldiers for WWII Portraitsjean-pierre seguin assembles an army of toy soldiers for WWII portraits
homeland, 2012-13
figurines glued and painted on wood
36’’x 48’’ 

Jean-Pierre Seguin Assembles an Army of Toy Soldiers for WWII Portraits
homeland (detail)
 
Jean-Pierre Seguin Assembles an Army of Toy Soldiers for WWII Portraitsjean-pierre seguin assembles an army of toy soldiers for WWII portraits
volunteer nurse, 2013
figurines glued and painted on wood
60’’x 48’’

Jean-Pierre Seguin Assembles an Army of Toy Soldiers for WWII Portraits
volunteer nurse (detail)
Jean-Pierre Seguin Assembles an Army of Toy Soldiers for WWII Portraitsjean-pierre seguin assembles an army of toy soldiers for WWII portraits
bt-13 valiant, 2013
figurines glued and painted on wood
36’’x 75’’

Jean-Pierre Seguin Assembles an Army of Toy Soldiers for WWII Portraits
bt-13 valiant (detail)

Jean-Pierre Seguin Assembles an Army of Toy Soldiers for WWII Portraits
bt-13 valiant (detail)
Jean-Pierre Seguin Assembles an Army of Toy Soldiers for WWII Portraitsjean-pierre seguin assembles an army of toy soldiers for WWII portraits
lieutenant kennedy, 2013
figurines glued and painted on wood
60’’x 48’’

Jean-Pierre Seguin Assembles an Army of Toy Soldiers for WWII Portraitskennedy81801
lieutenant kennedy (details)

Jean-Pierre Seguin Assembles an Army of Toy Soldiers for WWII Portraitsjet818
curtiss p-40 warhawk, 2013
figurines glued and painted on wood
36’’x 84’’

Jean-Pierre Seguin Assembles an Army of Toy Soldiers for WWII Portraits
curtiss p-40 warhawk (detail)

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