Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’
Though he probably wouldn’t admit it, it’s in his nature to push buttons; it must be. Or maybe he is just excited by the provocative and shocking world we live in? We are talking about Milan-based artist Andrea Maestri, whose most recent collection, MAESTRILAND, pokes fun at religion, racism, stereotypes, and iconography. If you’re dining room needs a conversation piece, check out Maestri’s ‘I Love Jesus’ table, a cross shaped wood table that uses upside down Jesus statues for legs. Another humorous piece of art in the collection is the ‘Johnny’ cabinet, a 6′ high white cabinet that has a penis sculpture poking through a small hole in the door – sure to add excitement to any space!
(Photography: Andrea Maestri)
Mexican-Canadian artist Gabriel Dawe debuted his Plexus instillation at the Dallas Contemporary. This art instillation is made of colorful gütermann thread, wood, and nails, and is inspired by the color and culture he was surrounded by at an early age growing up in Mexico. Dawe’s work has been exhibited in Dallas, Houston, Montreal, Toronto and Barcelona.
FARM Singapore created a sculptural light instillation called The Tree at the National Museum of Singapore, The team explained that the sculpture “is the huge old banyan tree that sits majestically on the museum’s front lawn, seemingly holding fort to a place full of histories, stories and magic.”
The sculpture seems to be an abstraction of contemporary portrayal of a tree. The lights on the tree are sutured together between metal frames and they pulsate gently at night, in addition to dimming lightly to rising and falling voices of visitors.