SEBASTIAN ERRAZURIZ

سيباستيان ارازوريز
塞巴斯蒂安·埃拉苏里斯

Wall Street Nation

Sebastian Errazuriz

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About: Sebastian Errazuriz, (1977) Chilean born, New York based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz was raised in London; took art classes in Washington, film courses in Edinburgh, and a design degree in Santiago. He later received his Master’s in Fine Arts from New York University. At age 28, Sebastian became the second living South American artist to have work auctioned at Sotheby’s Important Twentieth Century Design. In 2007 Errazuriz was selected one of the top emerging international designers by I.D. Magazine. In 2010 he received the title of Chilean Designer of the Year and in 2011 was selected for the Compasso d’ Oro. Sebastian Errazuriz’s work has been exhibited alongside the most celebrated architects and designers in over forty international exhibitions. His work has been included in exhibitions and shows at the Copper Hewitt, National Museum of Design in New York, The Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art, The Vitra Museum in Weil AM Rheim in Germany, The Museum of Art and Design in New York and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, Chile. Sebastian’s work has been featured in over 1000 press articles by the specialized media. He has also received critical acclaim from The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Good Morning America, and NY1. Sebastian Errazuriz lives and works in New York, and has workshops in Santiago, Chile.

Work: “Wall Street Nation” Sebastian Errazuriz 2012 Public intervention New York Following his signature style of minimal yet uniquely creative designs and public interventions; Sebastian Errazuriz unveils his latest project titled “Wall Street Nation”. The artist has slowly started to transform street lines into “Dollar Signs” by simply painting a white letter “S” across each one. The project wishes to express the fear and impotence that people are currently experiencing while seeing the growing greed that is transforming the way we live. “I’m afraid greed is rapidly changing life as we know it; It’s become normal that while home owners are being evicted, banks considered “too big to fail” are shamelessly gambling to with citizens money. The 99% are intimidated by their own police force while judges rule that companies have the same rights as people. Now corporations are pouring unregulated amounts of money into Super PACs to influence the elections and secure politicians that will continue to de-regulate the market and make them more money. It’s all spiraling out of control; greed is taking over and people are loosing all sense of proportion and justice.” The artist hopes his painted Dollar signs on street lines are taken up by others who also believe that greed has been taking over their cities and displacing their way of life. “If people feel impotent and cornered by how greed is transforming everything; I invite them to get a brush and a can of paint and change their street lines into the Dollar sign. In the meanwhile I need to go and mark some Dollar signs on Wall Street…”
Photographer: Sebastian Errazuriz Studio
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source: wowlavie

現在這個時機提到錢有些敏感,若以藝術的角度來觀看「錢」,那又是另一個故事了。是藝術家也是設計師的Sebastian Errazuriz,以「藝術介入」大膽的將白色油漆以英文字“S”結合在街道上的交通標誌,結合後即成了代表美金的“$”符號,「這樣做的用意是:當人們意識到逐漸增長的貪婪將轉變我們生活的方式時,所產生的恐懼、無力感。」

Sebastian Errazuriz說,「當貪婪蒙蔽了雙眼,而人們將喪失所有的價值觀及道德感。」

Sebastian Errazuriz期望他的創作能影響與他有相同感受的人,他認為人們都需要尋求新的方法喚醒不滿的大眾,而他將會前往華爾街進行同樣的公共藝術。
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source: mocoloco

Street lines are dollar signs in Sebastian Errazuriz’s latest art intervention. Designer-artist Sebastian Errazuriz unveils his latest project, transforming street lines into dollar signs by simply painting a white letter S across each line. Says Errazuriz, “The goal is to express the fear and impotence that people are currently experiencing while seeing the growing greed that is transforming the way we live.”

“I’m afraid greed is rapidly changing life as we know it; it’s become normal that while home owners are being evicted, banks considered ‘too big to fail’ are shamelessly gambling with citizens money. The 99% are intimidated by their own police force while judges rule that companies have the same rights as people. Now corporations are pouring unregulated amounts of money into Super PACs to influence the elections and secure politicians that will continue to de-regulate the market and make them more money. It’s all spiraling out of control; greed is taking over and people are loosing all sense of proportion and justice.”

The artist hopes his painted dollar signs on street lines are taken up by others who also believe that greed has been taking over their cities and displacing their way of life. “If people feel impotent and cornered by how greed is transforming everything; I invite them to get a brush, a can of paint and go out and change their street lines into Dollar signs. People need to find new ways to remind others of the general discontent. I need to go and mark some Dollar signs on Wall Street…”
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source: parcoterminalnordit

Le linee delle strade si trasformano nel segno del dollaro negli interventi più recenti dell’arte di Sebastian Errazuriz. Designer, artista Sebastian Errazuriz svela il suo ultimo progetto, trasformando le linee di strada nel simbolo del dollaro, semplicemente dipingendo una lettera S bianca su ogni riga. Dice Errazuriz, “L’obiettivo è quello di esprimere la paura e l’impotenza che la gente sta vivendo vedendo l’avidità crescente che sta trasformando il nostro modo di vivere.”

“Io sono spaventato dall’avidità che sta rapidamente cambiando la vita come noi la conosciamo, è diventato normale che, mentre i proprietari di casa sono stati sfrattati, le banche considerate ‘troppo grandi per fallire’ giocano spudoratamente d’azzardo con i soldi dei cittadini. Il 99% di essi sono intimiditi dalla loro stessa polizia mentre i giudici stabiliscono che le aziende hanno gli stessi diritti delle persone. Ora le aziende stanno riversando quantità non regolamentate di denaro in PACs Super per influenzare le elezioni dei politici sicuri che continueranno a de-regolamentare il mercato e render loro più soldi. È tutta una spirale fuori di controllo; l’avidità sta prendendo il sopravvento e la gente sta perdendo il senso delle proporzioni e della giustizia”.

L’artista spera che i suoi dipinti del simbolo del dollaro sulle linee stradali siano ripresi da altri che credono come lui che l’aviditàabbia preso in consegna le loro città e modificando il loro modo di vivere. “Se le persone si sentono impotenti e punte da come l’avidità sta trasformando tutto, li invito a prendere un pennello, un barattolo di vernice e di uscire e cambiare le loro linee di strada in segni del dollaro; la gente ha bisogno di trovare nuovi modi per ricordare agli altri il generale malcontento. Ho bisogno di andare a disegnare alcuni segni del dollaro a Wall Street… ”
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source: cristinagrajalesinc

Sebastian Errazuriz
1977 –
Nationality: Chilean

Sebastian Errazuriz, born in Santiago, Chile in 1977, was raised in London. Errazuriz took art classes in Washington, film courses in Edinburgh, and design courses in Santiago. He later received his Master’s in Fine Arts from New York University. At age 28, Sebastian became the second living South American to have work auction at Sotheby’s Important Twentieth Century Design Auction.

Errazuriz incorporates his obsession with the opposition between life and death into his artwork, creating work that reminds viewers of their mortality, invites them to look again at their lives, and to question their daily routines. Errazuriz carries this theme through the body of his work including his sculptures, public art works, consumer objects, furniture, and even fashion.

Errazuriz was selected as one of the top emerging designers by I.D. magazine,as well as receiving the title of Chilean Designer of the Year. His large-scale, avant-garde public artwork has received critical acclaim, and his unique pieces have been incorporated in over 40 international exhibitions in cities such as Tokyo, New York, Paris and Barcelona. His work is featured in several important private collections.

Sebastian is currently preparing public urban art installations for New York, Madrid and Santiago, as well as designing products for clients ranging from the Design Shop of the Museum of Modern Art in New York to private commissions.

Errazuriz lives and works in New York, with offices and workshops in Santiago.