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Metal box (Southern Ocean), 2012

Loaned to
GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna
Description
aluminum, paint
Dimensions

49.2inch x 49.2inch x 13.8inch

No. Elements
1
Object Type
scultura
Credits
© Jim Lambie - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino foto di Paolo Pellion - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
The Artist
Scottish artist Jim Lambie works on sculptures and installations directly inspired by pop culture and everyday life, often moving into the language of design. Using vivid colors and brilliant materials, he represents objects that are recognizable but reinterpreted in imaginative and oneiric fashion. Rock culture, above all English, dominates his imagination, where psychedelia plays a central role. In one of his most frequently recurring installations he covers the floors of galleries or museums with strips of colorful adhesive tape, forming abstract designs that cause the visitor to become lost within the space, confusing the work with the architectural structure. The very titles of his works are reworkings of verses of songs, strophes, and famous albums. Lambie, who is also a musician and DJ, came of age amid the music scene of the 1980s, a period when rock was open to other genres that were gradually emerging. [...]
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