Architectural Columns at the Palais de Tokyo Explode into Organic Forms

August 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

Recently installed at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, this gigantic Gordian Knot of architectural columns was constructed by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira who is known for his near complete organic transformations of interior and exterior spaces. Titled Baitogogo, the work depicts an architectural grid of columns and support beams that seem to morph into a chaotic tangle of branches or roots. Via the Palais de Tokyo:

Through a kind of architectural anthropomorphism, Henrique Oliveira reveals the building’s structure. At Palais de Tokyo, he plays on the space’s existing and structuring features, prolonging and multiplying pillars in order to endow them with a vegetable and organic dimension, as though the building were coming alive. The artist draws inspiration from medical textbooks, amongst others, and particularly from studies of physical pathologies such as tumors. Through a formal analogy, these outgrowths evoke the outermost layers of the bark of a common tree.

The installation will be in view through September 9th, 2013. Photos by André Morin.

Architectural Columns at the Palais de Tokyo Explode into Organic Forms wood installation architecture

Architectural Columns at the Palais de Tokyo Explode into Organic Forms wood installation architecture

Architectural Columns at the Palais de Tokyo Explode into Organic Forms wood installation architecture

 


artFido Popular Art Button For Blog



Currently trending on artFido:

Portraits of Soldiers Before, During and After Going to War

Photographer, journalist and filmmaker Lalage Snow shot this series of portraits of British soldie

Cover of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ by Heart Brought Led Zeppelin to Tears & Left Obama Speechless

There are many covers on the internet, but this one of ‘Stairway to Heaven” by Ann and Nancy Wil

No More Coffins – Organic Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees

The idea of coming full circle and returning whence we came from is one that appeals to many of us,

The Science of Why This Dress is Different Colors to Different People

The Internet is going crazy debating the colors of this dress, with #thedress, #whiteandgold, #bluea

The Nearly Frozen Slurpee Waves of Nantucket

The record-setting winter of 2015 has left a lot of America with all kinds of remarkable images, mos

Parents Tattoo Their Legs to Match Their Daughter’s Birthmarks So She Doesn’t Feel Different

Most parents will do absolutely anything for their children, but a couple of caring parents in the U