Placing art where you might not consider

After seeing an exhibition by the artist Victor Pasmore and rejoicing in his excellent spatial consideration of the canvas, Andrew returned with the idea that he wanted to create an installation that hung in a white space, rather like Pasmore’s colours on canvas. Taking a 2 Dimensional painterly language into a 3 Dimensional space meant thinking about mass, density and shape to creating a unique art installation.

 

What makes Pasmore’s work exciting and dynamic is that it is incredibly simple. It consists of a conjunction of linear and organic forms that levitate and balance the other. Andrew’s design became a series of opaque and transparent rectilinear panels in a muted palette that reflected colours running through the house. As it hangs vertically from the ceiling it becomes a detail that does not dominate, whose thinness evokes a light weight. Equally the pellucidity of natural light adds a dynamic of interplay between the man-made acrylic panels and natural light and air, so that as you walk down the hall the scene above your head changes. These panels have a tension against each other, either running parallel or perpendicular so that although you are not directly walking through the 3 dimensional space, you are able to experience it.

This is an interesting and exciting example of adding dimensions to surfaces, in areas that do not take up living space. The installation does not interfere with the flow of the house, neither does it block or disturb the flow of natural light in. It provides contemporary warmth to an otherwise traditional cuboid hallway.