The fish is a perfect form.
– Frank Gehry
Following London, Gagosian Gallery brings Frank Gehry’s Fish Lamps in its Hong Kong venue. This is the latest body of work in Gehry’s new series of playful and dynamic light sculptures.
One of the most celebrated architects living today, Frank Gehry, known for his imaginative designs and creative use of materials, has forever altered the urban landscape with spectacular buildings that are conceived as dynamic structures rather than static vessels.
Gehry has always experimented with sculpture and furniture in addition to his architectural pursuits, coaxing inventive forms out of unexpected materials. Since the creation of the first lamp in 1984, the fish has become a recurrent motif in Gehry‘s work, as much for its “good design” as its iconographical and natural attributes. The first Fish Lamps, which were fabricated between 1984 and 1986, employed wire armatures molded into fish shapes, onto which shards of plastic laminate ColorCore are individually glued, creating clear allusions to the morphic attributes of real fish.
In 2012 Gehry decided to revisit his earlier ideas, and began working on an entirely new group of Fish Lamps, each one unique and made by hand.
Thursday, 16 January 2014
Saturday, 01 March 2014
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