In a villa in the south of France, a series of smallish very contemporary, abstract glass artworks were created in keeping with the architectural style of the house. The run along a corridor at various intervals.
‘Zooming In’ was commissioned by the client for interior panels of glass art as part of the internal partitioning of a private residence. Integration of the art work with the architecture and interiors was achieved by an intimate dialogue between client, artist and architect from the beginning of the project.
Inspired by the fluidity of solid matter, in this instance, the work looks at how concrete forms and sets, its natural properties, and language pattern; how air bubbles get trapped in the liquid concrete and shape the finished ‘frozen’ matter. ‘Zooming In’ takes on the language of change, impermanence, and the freezing and setting concrete at different stages.
A semi-open brief encouraged by the client allowed for a fluid collaboration between client, artist and architect. Inspired by the concrete casting which forms the structure of the house, the glass art work responds to the design brief to bring light into the inner space of the house along the deep corridor. The close relationship between client, architect and artist resulted in a glass art installation which played with layers of transparency and light between the open and private spaces of this unique residential dwelling.
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