Architect turned installation artist creates floating sculptures and interactive installations.
When I was visiting New York in 2012, I came across the work of Tomas Saraceno: an Architect turned installation artist whose mind blowing work combines Architecture, Art and Science.
His work explores materiality, natural structures and the potential of future living environments. By encouraging guests to enter and interact with one another other within his spaces, Saraceno’s dreamy installations encourage viewers to emerge themselves in another world.
Drawing inspiration from soap bubbles, spider webs and cloud formations, his conceptual projects are often constructed from inflatable and suspended materials that capture the imagination, and as a result are fun, interactive and breathtaking.
Saraceno has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions globally. Among his many exhibitions since the late 1990s, notable works include “In Orbit”, exhibited at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf (2013), “Cloud City”, a site-specific installation on the rooftop of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (2012) and “Cloud Cities” exhibited at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2011-12).
I was lucky to be a participant, of "Cloud City", walking through a series of large, interconnected modules constructed out of transparent and reflective materials.
The space captured and heightened snippets of the surrounding elements - other viewers, the sky, the New York skyline and Central Park, encouraging participants to travel through and discover other areas of the space.
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