Ceaselessly broken and reconstituted / Sans cesse brisé et reconstitué (detail)

Ceaselessly Broken and Reconstituted (detail)
Ceaselessly Broken and Reconstituted (detail)

MATERIALS : Folded second hand clothing and wooden armature.
WEIGHT : 1,360 lb.
TOTAL HOURS : 720 work hours.
DESCRIPTION : A cube of carefully folded second hand clothing, measuring 6 x 6 x 7 feet. As one walks around the perimeter, the color values transition from dark to light, with the most intense colors gathered toward the center.

The piece was commissioned by Diesel for the YIA art fair in Paris. It was designed and built in 1 week by a small army of assistants. Management, production and support was provided by the agency Anolis.

#gowiththeflaw #yia #anolis, #fiac

NOTE :The title is from the book The Phenomenology of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel from 1910.

Diesel Commission, Day 5 – Studio Time

Armature and Color/Value Plan
Armature and Color/Value Plan, Photo by Edouard Ducos

Love my new blue cover-alls! Was in the pile.
Love my new blue cover-alls, were in the pile! Photo by Edouard Ducos

Stacking Demo. Photo by Edouard Ducos
Stacking Demo. Photo by Edouard Ducos
 

What an amazing crew!!. Photo by Edouard Ducos
What an amazing crew!!. Photo by Edouard Ducos

Well, about 5% of the way done!
Well, about 5% of the way done! Photo by Edouard Ducos
So excited to exhibit the results of this new commission from Diesel. Getting on a plane soon which will get me to the exhibition space just in time for the opening! October 19-22, 2017 at YIA, Paris


Diesel has been a great partner and collaborator. See their new ad campaign here « Go with the flaw » https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn1qaQtypSA


Fantastic support from amazing Agency Anolishttp://www.anolis.fr


Founded in Paris in 2010, the international contemporary art fair YIA-Young International Art Fair, has today 10 editions ; as well in Paris as Brussels, Maastricht and Basel.

Installed since 2014 in the exhibition hall of the Carreau du Temple in Paris, the YIA Art Fair annually has a selection of 65 French and international galleries of excellence and hosts an audience of more than 20,000 visitors (collectors, art professionals and curious people).

For its eleventh edition, the YIA – Young International Art Fair is held from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of October 2017 at the Carreau du Temple during the week of contemporary art in Paris, on the dates of the FIAC. http://yia-artfair.com

Untitled (corner piece), 2017

Untitled (corner piece), 2017
Untitled (corner piece), 2017

Untitled (corner), 2017. This work is comprised of 3175.15 kilograms of carefully folded second hand clothing. The piece utilizes all the colors received. It is 2.1 meters tall and 1.8 meters wide. The overall shape is that of a thick, free-standing, corner partition. The color vertically transitions from dark to light and the back again. Inside the corner of the structure, shirt sleves, pant legs, ties etc.. emerge to form bridge-like apendages. These elements express the human need to make connections, and symbolize the idea that we are all one people. Relates to an early work seen Here

Studio Time: New Commission with Diesel

Studio Time
Studio Time

Heads down people!  Hard at work this past weekend, preparing a new commission for Diesel. The work will be exhibited in Paris at the YIA art fair. It opens next week on Thursday the 19th and runs through the weekend, coinciding with FIAC. The fair is at the Carreau du Temple, a beautiful space in the Marais. More about the fair here: http://yia-artfair.com

Keep an eye on this space for updates as things unfold.