Vincent Leroy

Lenscape
La luz cambiante, la tonalidad del hielo que va del azul al gris pasando por una gran variedad de blancos, los movimientos de los trozos del glaciar al derrumbarse y los que flotan en la laguna se convierten en las hipnóticas piezas que integran un caleidoscopio gigante. Lenscape funciona así como un prisma a través del cual el paisaje se transforma en una composición geométrica y abstracta, viva, que evoluciona al ritmo de la naturaleza y el paso de las horas, del sol de la mañana al de medianoche.

JEREMY SHAW

Verso Il Riconoscimento Universale
“Shaw presenta Towards Universal Pattern Recognition, una serie di fotografie d’archivio incorniciate sotto acrilico prismatico lavorato su misura. Le opere, che lui chiama sculture ottiche, raffigurano persone in stati trascendenti a cui si accede attraverso la preghiera, la danza, lo yoga e simili. Fungono da anteprima per i video, che vengono proiettati in spazi meticolosamente costruiti, ciascuno con otto sedie da ufficio che si affacciano su un unico schermo “. Diana Hiebert

RANDOM INTERNATIONAL

随机国际
future self

‘future self’ is a study in human movement. the installation captures movement in light to create a three dimensional ‘living sculpture based on the composite gestures surrounding it, mirroring the actions of those who pass around it. entirely hand-made, 30,000 LED lights line the brass rods which are arranged to create a structure reminiscent of a rectangular prism, 3D cameras record people’s motions which are expressed through a ghostly, illuminated image, constantly changing.

Fabrice le Nezet

Elasticity
With an urge to constantly explore the intersection between architecture, fashion, and product design, london-based artist Fabrice le Nezet has created ‘Elasticity.’ the work materializes the idea of tension by making the notion of weight and stretch palpable through the use of four massive and abstract metal structures. These components run perpendicularly across the long edges of rectangular voids in the ceiling. by presenting this normal condition, several of the wires bend to support large prisms of concrete that provide a feeling of force and motion. as they drop down to occupy spaces below, movement is emphasized by their strategic orientation below clerestory windows shining light onto the forms. As observers move around the constructs, a contrast is created between the real properties of the materials and the way they are perceived.

robert seidel

Vitreous
The nine virtual sculptures underlying vitreous resulted from experimental setups by Robert Seidel for generating three-dimensional clusters of fibrous refractions, as well as the gravitational lensing of different volumetric and chromatic densities. Singular elements gravitate towards each other, accumulating in a gigantic sculptural system, where each entity exists with its own visual axis and vanishing point. The impalpable luminous formations create prismatic interactions between the ridges and plateaux of the main colours floating in front of the infinite violet background.

Jeremy Shaw

towards universal recognition

“Shaw  presents Towards Universal Pattern Recognition, a series of archival photographs framed under custom-machined prismatic acrylic. The works, which he calls optical sculptures, depict people in transcendent states accessed through prayer, dance, yoga and the like. They act as a preview to the videos, which are projected in meticulously constructed spaces, each with eight office chairs facing a single screen.” Diana Hiebert

Nicholas Stedman

After Deep Blue

ADB is a modular robot designed for tactile interactions with people. It is composed of a chain of prism-shaped robotic modules. Through the modules’ coordinated behavior, the robot writhes, wriggles and twists in response to the presence of skin and force. The robot is animated only when actively engaged by a person, otherwise it is at rest. Stroking, rubbing or grasping ADB results in it pushing back, retreating or occasionally grasping onto a body part, depending on the combination of stimulus. Participants may experience the object at their leisure. They can play with the device, exploring how it feels, and how it responds to their touch.

XEX

Prismverse
Prismverse is an installation inspired by light rays travelling in a diamond with Brilliant cut – a form that produces phenomenal brilliance with maximized light directed through its top. With a complex geometrical tessellated mirror wall, the highly illuminated interior becomes a metaphor for the instant tone-up effect of Dr.Jart+ V7 Toning Light.

Felipe Pantone

Chromadynamica
Pantone’s work deals with dynamism, transformation, digital revolution, and themes related to the present times. Felipe Pantone evokes a spirit in his work that feels like a collision between an analog past and a digitized future, where human beings and machines will inevitably glitch alongside one another in a prism of neon gradients, geometric shapes, optical patterns, and jagged grids. Based in Spain, Pantone is a byproduct of the technological age when kids unlocked life’s mysteries through the Internet. As a result of this prolonged screen time, he explores how the displacement of the light spectrum impacts color and repetition.

Sterling Ruby

ACTS/ALPHA BLOCKER
In ACTS—short for “Absolute Contempt for Total Serenity”—Ruby captures liquid dye inside clear urethane and balances these pure prisms atop scuffed, inscribed, and spray-painted Formica bases. These works expand upon his earlier Formica sculptures such as Big Grid/DB Deth (2008), a scratched-up monolith that exudes a cold, prisonlike institutional menace. In ACTS, the juxtaposition of unfeeling laminate slabs against vibrantly pigmented urethane is a potent one; it transforms the urethane from a passive, glassy vitrine into an active agent of incarceration that suffocates the blossoming furls of dye.

ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

زها حديد
扎哈·哈迪德
זאהה חדיד
ザハ·ハディド
ЗАХА ХАДИД
KAPSARC
King abdullah petroleum studies and research center

with a campus that spans over 70,000 square meters, the king abdullah petroleum studies and research center (KAPSARC) is a modular structure that grows and multiplies like a living, organic cell. Comprised of five hexagonal prismatic honeycomb-shaped structures, the center is a non-profit institution for independent research into policies that contribute to the most effective use of global energy.

XEX

Prismverse
Hong-kong based design studio, XEX, presents ‘prismverse’, an interactive diamond-themed installation in shanghai. The installation was completed for american skincare brand, Dr. jart+, to serve as an experiential pavilion for their ‘instant V7 toning light’ at raffles city mall. The immersive installation is inspired by light rays traveling through a diamond. With a 10 meter-long LED floor and the complex geometrical tessellated mirror wall, the highly illuminated interior becomes a metaphor for the instant tone-up effect of the skin product.

DEVORAH SPERBER

After the Mona Lisa
La artista neoyorquina Devorah Spencer crea arte pixelado manualmente. Se tratan de bellas abstracciones que a simple vista nos resultan familiares, pero que no se pueden observar bien hasta que no lo hacemos a través de unos “prismáticos invertidos”que nos permiten contemplar la obra en su totalidad. Para añadir complejidad al asunto, el material con el que reproduce las obras soncarretes de hilo de coloreso limpiadores de tuberías, con los que consigue los sorprendentes efectos que se ven en las imágenes.

Rainer Gross

Abbeye de Noirlac
Ces installations sont avant tout des « sculptures ». En tant qu’objets, elles se découvrent tout d’abord à travers le prisme des sens, c’est-à-dire que leur perception dépend de la sensibilité de chacun face à leur tridimensionnalité et leur présence plastique, leur tactilité et qualité graphique, en tant que « dessin dans l’espace ». En même temps, le langage des formes retenues peut aussi renvoyer de façon discrète à un autre niveau de lecture, à savoir la représentation du caractère éphémère et instable de toute chose et de la futilité des actions humaines.

AKANE MORIYAMA

茜森山
森山茜
cubic prism

Gently responding to wind movements and rain drops, ‘cubic prism’ by stockholm-based designer akane moriyama is a large cube-based structure made out of three different colors of textiles. suspended between two buildings at the goldsmith hall in the university of texas, austin, the piece reacts to environmental factors, as the geometry of a rigid cube is replaced with soft semi-transparent fabrics.

Katrín Sigurdardóttir

卡特琳·西于尔扎多蒂
КАТРИН СИГУРДАРДОТТИР
dining room

With architecture and landscape as sources, the artist’s sculptures use scale and distortion to focus attention on the space and perception between the viewer and the object. Using the vernaculars of architecture and topography, Sigurdardóttir creates objects with a prismatic spirit that fractures a viewer’s perspective.

JENNY MORGAN

WITH NEW EYES
This new series of paintings present amorphous, yet graphically stark figures rendered in a richly saturated prismatic array of colors. Centered on themes of life, death, and rebirth, Morgan’s works question how we relate to our past and challenge us to live in the present.more

Stephan Breuer

PRISM ATEMPORAL

BENJAMIN PHELAN

Бенджамин Фелан
PRISMATIC ICOSAGON CONDENSER

REYNALD DROUHIN

РЕЙНАЛЬД ДРУХИН
LANDSCAPE MONOLITH

MONOLITH is the title of French multimedia artist Reynald Drouhin’s latest art project which consists of a series of digitally manipulated images of stunning natural landscapes. In the middle of picturesque sunsets and serene Arctic landscapes, Drouhin pastes a mysterious prismatic shape and then flips it, thus creating a mind-boggling visual effect of an otherworldly transparent object hovering in desolate locations. The entire project is an ingenious appropriation of the famous monolith from Stanley Kubrick’s film ”2001: A Space Odyssey” where mysterious dark rectangular objects (dubbed as monoliths) were scattered across the solar system by an unknown alien civilisation which seemed to guide humans along a risky interplanetary journey. Reynald Drouhin’s MONOLITH series captures exactly the double nature of Kubrick’s monoliths: the inverted shapes in the photographs seem to be a window to another dimension, a physical anomaly which distorts the nature around it, and is both menacing and inviting.

TROIKA

Falling Light
‘Oltre un secolo dopo che Sir Isaac Newton aveva analizzato il fenomeno dell’arcobaleno, il poeta inglese John Keats ha commentato che la scienza aveva privato la natura e l’arcobaleno del suo spettacolo riducendo la sua nozione a colori prismatici. “Falling Light” sfida questa convinzione, con un’accattivante interazione cinematografica tra i prismi di cristallo e l’esperienza soprannaturale che sono in grado di creare.
50 dispositivi meccanici sospesi al soffitto, ciascuno dei quali incorpora una lente ottica in cristallo Swarovski tagliato su misura, un motore programmato da computer e un LED bianco, costituiscono l’installazione di TROIKA “Falling Light”.
Le armature metalliche verniciate di bianco si sollevano in sincope ruotando la camma prima che la gravità le rilasci verso terra, attivando il LED per allontanarsi, più vicino alla lente di cristallo. La lente agisce come un prisma, trasformando attraverso la diffrazione la luce bianca del LED in una miriade di arcobaleno, creando a sua volta il flusso e riflusso ritmico delle goccioline sparse sul pavimento.
Sperimentando piccole gocce di luce che cadono dal soffitto sul pavimento della galleria, il visitatore è immerso in una pioggia di luce, ogni goccia circondata da un vibrante alone di colori arcobaleno. In coro, il suono ronzante del meccanismo è udibile: la luce e il suono si fondono in un’unica esperienza immersiva e multisensoriale, rafforzando l’agenda di TROIKA secondo cui la scienza non distrugge, ma piuttosto scopre la poesia nei modelli della natura. “

ANDREI MOLODKIN

АНДРЕЯ МОЛОДКИНА
Democracy

Democracy, is a mirror reflecting the commodification of the democratic ideal. Empire at War, Molodkin’s portrait of an evangelistic George W. Bush, embodies the danger of theocracy – patriotism, nationalism, and religion are used to justify the most horrifying war crimes. Like a prismatic chessboard, Molodkin’s artworks articulate the contradictions between utopian ideals and reality.