Have you ever made a puzzle and, in the midst of a nervous breakdown, have you tried to fit together two pieces that, evidently, were not meant to be put together? Well, then you were not aware of it, but you were doing art. Almost. Because perhaps few know that the companies that produce this game, to save money, use the same dies several times, applying them to different images. The result? The pieces of a 5000 piece puzzle with a portrait of a cow can be identical to that of one representing a caterpillar. The American Tim Klein, inspired by the works of Mel Andringa, pioneer of the genre, elevated this hobby to a sort of "puzzle montage" art, which, exploiting this mechanism to its advantage, gives life to new and bizarre mash-up. Armed with meticulous patience, the man is like an archaeologist who, moving the elements, trying different combinations, discovers a hidden artifact, bringing to light the creations that have always been there, unknowingly made by the industrial process and waiting for someone to discover them and highlight them. This creates surreal hybrids like a teddy bear-can of beer, a sunny countryside landscape in the middle of a winter forest, a horse-train or a car-waterfall.

Take a look below or on the Tim Klein website.

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