Sjef van Gaalen uses the ancient Chinese shape game, Tangram, as a framework to construct these clever but simple collages.
You start by dividing a square image into seven parts, called tans; a square, a parallelogram and five isosceles triangles, two large, one medium and two small. You then re-arrange the pieces to form a specific shape, but there is one rule; do not overlap them!
Sjef van Gaalen uses images of everyday objects and slices them into the Tangram configuration, re-building his objects to create new forms and shifting their context entirely. A simple but very effective idea!
Check out the entire collection on Tangrammar.