On the occassion of COLLECT 2018 at the Saatchi Gallery, SEE••DS is pleased to present a selection of works that aim to find an equal balance between material, form and use. Each hand-crafted piece is at once a useful product and a respresentation of artistic expression simultaneously.
Studio OS ∆ OOS tries to find the balance between form, material and use in their work which can best be described as contemporary objects derived from concept, yet rationalized to give them purpose. For the Repeated Mirror collection, their efforts result in neither a product nor pure artistic expression but a culmination of both.
This wall mounted neon light is a unique light sculpture made of free formed borosilicate glass tubing and a cast jesmonite stone wall plate. Each is one of its kind and part of a small edition. It uses much bigger glass tubing diameters and wall thicknesses than in conventional neon making. This is highly unusual and shows entirely new qualities in this traditional technique. The glass is left uncoated and becomes part of the piece, the forms play with the light emitted by the different rare gases, the undulating tube subtly manipulates the light, softening and intensifying it in turns.
The blue light is created by using is argon/mercury gas and the pink light is lled with helium gas.
Unusual and unpleasant shapes, unusual and unpleasant textures, obscure matter deposits. Far Deep Void is a collection of sculptural vases literally emerging from a block of Polystyrene. The block is rst melted in the inside through acetone to obtain a partially controlled void, where the owing of a mass of concrete eaves some of its uid on the inner rough surface, in the form to a thin layer. The block is later melted down from the outside leaving the hardened concrete shape emerge and reveal, rendering the unknown void shape visible and touchable. Melted polystyrene, once lost his recognizable aspect, becomes part of the nal object partly covering it, leaving a permanent trace of its genesis and of the process itself.