The current exhibition at the Moss Gallery in New York (150 Greene Street New York, NY 10012), is “Make Me”–an emergence of BUTCH-CRAFT in contemporary design, changing the approach to the everyday perception of how we view art.
Marcus Tremento, who is a widely known lighting artist and designer, happens to be one of the artists featured in this show. His work incorporates technologies from the past as well as newer forms which can clearly be seen in his most recent work. What makes these particular pieces unique is their use of electroluminescent paper, which consists of an organic material that emit photons (light) when excited by an electric current, sandwiched between two thin layers of plastic making each piece illuminated. Be sure to check out his work at the exhibition before it ends November 13, 2010.
“My work is illustration based in origin, with inspiration from French Pop comics of the 60′s, which so well delineated what was necessary to translate the image; the suggestion of a solid form through simple line gesture. By manipulating and exaggerating size and form, the work forces the viewer to re-examine, question and consider the surroundings in which it exists as part of the piece, much like a cell in a comic or frame that tells a story. As with all of my work I want the viewer to interact with what they are experiencing, either by movement or question, thus allowing the relationship to begin between them and the piece.” –Marcus Tremonto
images via Yatzer