Philadelphia based Dufala Brothers have recently gained popularity due to the creation of modern objects that are elongated and are stretched so that they appear like abstract versions of shoes, other household items etc. that actually look surreal. When you have a look at their creation, you will not be able to identify the original from their work, just like how Chuck Taylor is made so long that it has to fold, a lock which has a key four times bigger.
These brothers have exaggerated everything humorously and are leveraging on sculpture, theater, performance, digital media and are drawing together to come up with these exceptional and lovely pieces. The Dufala brothers are graduates from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and they are currently being represented by the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery; which is based in their area of residence in Philadelphia. If you want to have a look at their other works, you can navigate to their website and learn more about them.
Special Air Mission 2800
Lock and Key, 2010. Master locks, brass. Photo by Claire Iltis.
Special Air Mission 2800, 2009. Rubber, vinyl, shoelaces. 6 x 4 x 32″
Hammer with Oversized Handle