Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’
A Volare is a singular piece that embraces the beauty of movement through aviation. The design creates seamless gestures that are bold, continuous and fluid. Unrestrained by ideals, A Volare challenges the dogma of “form follows function” to create a performance of movement that makes it truly a sculpture to sit on.
For the occasion of the Palais Galliera’s reopening exhibition devoted to Tunisian-born, Paris-based Azzedine Alaïa, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris will have the couturier’s work on show in an emblematic room, the Salle Henri Matisse, accompanied by work of this Neo-impressionist painter from the permanent collection.
What John was trying to do in his work was push that limit to create a sense of strain in the wood’s gesture. Conceptually, he was trying to allow beauty to be the product of strain. recariousness, harmony, balance, stress, and fluidity are some of the words he uses to describe his aesthetic. His furniture and lamps are made up of bent wood, and done so in such a way that no two are the same.