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Richard Tuttle

Fusing sculpture, painting and poetry together with textiles. Colours mutate, canvas becoming a geometric abstraction. Sprockets, wires and stitching are part of his lyrical visual syntax. He choreographs the audience – we might stub our toe on an object nestling against the wall or be arrested by a construction’s ascent into space.

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New Babylon – Constant Nieuwenhuys

The model designs of playful cities and the creative human being at the centre. Man would be liberated from manual labour and dedicate himself to the development of creative ideas. Interweaving and intersecting each element, joining and conversing. A series of linked transformable structures, perched above ground. A post-revolutionary world.

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Dan Shipsides

Reflecting a life of climbing, relationship to space and participatory engagement. Seek to create open narrative through that experience. Often using the contribution of others in multiple mediums. It draws from, responds to, documents or reflects the experience of seeing, being and doing whilst linking to social, political, environmental or historical contexts. Large-scale, noticeable from […]

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Tadashi Kawamata

Sculptural installations made from mass-produced materials like wooden pallets, balsa wood, corrugate tine, and cardboard. Suggests a links between socio-economic status and architectural styles. Influenced by his childhood interest in urban spaces, often living near his site-specific installations.

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Bamboo

An invasive focal point that thrives in moist soil in a sheltered and sunny area. Running with underground stems to spread rapidly and rampantly. Evergreen perennial flowering plants with hollow stems and vascular bundles. Feeding off the environment, spreading its own seed, ready for those in the environment to feed off of it. Soft bamboo […]

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Carl Gent

Artist, musician and writer, combining sculpture with durational performance. The messages that he portrays are those that need re-enacting for them to stand a chance against dominant histories. Ruins recyclable materials by mixing them with toxic items. Encourages a more ecological response to the material world within anyone who experiences the things they might make […]

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Yona Friedman

Concept and mobile architecture was the basis of Friedman’s work. The infrastructures are neither determined nor determining giving a mobility to both inhabitants and buildings. Spatial city touches the ground over a minimum area, is capable of being dismantled and moved, and can be alterable as required by the individual occupant. Freedom in space. Allowing […]

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Building with Bamboo

Bamboo and natural materials are often used in developing countries to alleviate housing, infrastructure problems and lowering pollution. Only certain species suitable for building with. Growing in abundance, controlling water cycles, reducing erosion. Steel substitute, holding weight and bending to conform to structures with loading slats under torsion and bending. Effective experimental investigation of bamboo […]

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Sterling Ruby

In an oeuvre spanning sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, collage, video, and garments, Ruby continually returns to themes of societal and art historical friction, generating feelings of anxiety and agitation by contrasting clean lines and recognizable objects with coarse and uncanny forms. Gagosian, 2019 Through the use of contrasting mediums, techniques, and textures, Ruby explores the […]

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Alicja Kwade

Kwade uses large scale sculpture to reflect on time, perception, and scientific inquiry. Powder-coated steel and polished stones create a questionable universe filled with angles, weightlessness and questions. The large scale sculptures seem to have no way of balancing, yet they hold still on rooftops and in galleries, and battle the elements. Within the steel […]