PASCALE MARTHINE TAYOU

Plastic tree

Pascale Marthine Tayou plastic tree

source:designboomcom
at art basel unlimited 2015, the fair’s unique platform for works that transcend the traditional art-fair stand, galleria continua presents a monumental installation by cameroonian artist pascale marthine tayou. ‘plastic tree’ spans the expansive length of the all-white interior gallery wall, protruding outwards towards approaching visitors.

tree branches of various distances and dimensions grow horizontally from the surface, inverting the usual experience and traditional relationship we have with trees. rather than leaves, the bark bears brightly colored plastic bags on its edges, crudely tied to each organic limb. while the work stands as a visual symbol of the harmful effects of pollution and consumerism on the environment, ‘plastic tree’ is also an investigation towards the artistic qualities of plastic as a medium, and its incorporation with natural materials.
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source:mymodernmetcom
On March 18, the 9th edition of the international art fair Art Dubai opens to the public and one of the highlights will be this surreal forest sprouting from a wall by artist Pascale Marthine Tayou. Galleria Continua, who represents Tayou, is just one of 92 modern and contemporary galleries from 40 countries that will showcase the works of 500 artists. The fair opens the day after Art Basel Hong Kong ends and runs for four days.

Called Plastic Tree C, this contemporary art installation shows a withered landscape made of branches and colorful plastic bags. Many have interpreted the work as a commentary on the state of our ecosystem.

This is not the first time we’ve shown you the work of the Cameroon-based artist. He’s also behind that gigantic colored pencils installation that was a part of the Echigo-Tsumari festival in Japan.
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source:journaldudesignfr
Le 18 Mars, la 9e édition de la foire internationale d’art Art Dubaï a ouvert ses portes au public et l’un des points forts de cet évènement était cette forêt surréaliste de l’artiste plasticien camerounais Pascale Marthine Tayou.

Galleria Continua, qui représente Tayou, était une des 92 galeries contemporaines provenant d’un des 40 pays à travers le monde qui présentait une œuvre parmi 500 artistes.

Intitulée Plastic Tree C, cette installation d’art contemporain montre un paysage desséché faite de branches et des sacs en plastique coloré. Beaucoup ont interprété ce travail comme un commentaire sur l’état de notre écosystème.

Pour en savoir plus sur Pascale Marthine Tayou, cliquez ici.
Photos: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO STUDIO / exposition Update! 2014 / Galleria Continua / San Gimignano