The Crescent House occupies a position verging on art. It also act as a mediator suggesting to others, ordinary things that might merit aesthetic consideration. It frames a hedge, transforms sunlight into a galaxy of stars, and calms the tumult of an outside world. Read more
Photos: Gallery S O.
The artist David Clark works in metal plate. His workshop recalls times past, when all cutlery was hand made. In a sense, his work is keeping alive skills in danger of extinction. But this is art, not just craft.
Clark has two series of work currently showing at the Gallery S O in London’s Brick Lane. More or Less takes found, or otherwise acquired objects such as forks and spoons, and modifies them to produce a similar item that does its intended job, but with either more or less efficiency. For example, a spoon might have an extruded bowl holding a relatively large amount of liquid, or the dish shape might be unexpectedly inverted holding less liquid than might be expected.
The pieces are sometimes made from more than one object recycling two disused spoons say, into one gloriously useless, yet functional piece. All the pieces have an elegance to them recalling their original aesthetic value to the household that once owned it as well as the functional role it was expected to fulfil.
The artist Alex Schweder explores performance architecture and space through his art.
When we approach or inhabit a building there is a physical human interaction with it. This interaction is a kind of performance and it is this that Schweder draws attention to. We tend to see the building, and our inhabitation of it, as separate. And mistakenly, we believe they are virtually independent – we do as we like in the building don’t we?
By exaggerating the interrelations between the user and the architecture, we see that the building influences how we use the space far more than even architects might have imagined. Read more
Photo credits: Gallery Crone.
Showing at the Gallery Crone in Berlin is the 3D Tape Drawing by Monica Grzymala. The Polish artist creates her installations using intuition, imagination and, in this case, 5km of tape! Read more
Photos: Wolfgang Volz.
The artists Christo and Jean Claude, famous for wrapping things, have created “Big Air”. It is thought to be the largest ever indoor sculpture. That must exclude the sculptural qualities of architecture I suggest! Read more