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:

30 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Australia

Australia Day is on January 26th and commemorates the establishment of the first European settlement

Optical Illusion Paintings By Rob Gonsalves That Will Twist Your Brain

Ready to have your mind twist and turn by the magically surreal paintings of Canadian artist Robert

How to Repair a $12 Million Monet After it’s Been Punched

On 29 June 2012, Andrew Shannon entered the National Gallery of Ireland and punched a hole through

An Adorable Loch Ness Cooking Ladle

The next time you’re cooking up a hot pot of soup, why not reach for this adorable ladle? The

More Amazingly Surreal Tattoos by Expanded Eye

The work of artist duo Jade Tomlinson and Kev James of Expanded Eye (previously) spans paintings,

Artist Photographs Politicians Packaged in Meat Trays

Following on from our very popular and controversial post about an artist who depicts world leaders