Tomas Saraceno, an Argentinean-born artist living and working in Frankfurt, combines sculpture, science, and installation-based art to create unique spaces. Much of his work is experimenting with solutions for airborne habitation and ecological sustainability, as well as other alternatives for living.
From Andersens Contemporary Gallery website:
…For many years the natural was seen as the antithesis of the constructed, but according to Saraceno we may have to alter this view and understand that whatever is handmade is also a part of nature because we are a part of nature….Saraceno is conceiving objects, images, and installation, in order to communicate and anticipate this possibility. Imagine, living in the sky in a bubble shaped city that floats around. There are no boundaries of place nor nationality…He creates grand scale airborne balloons sometimes with their own eco-system.
Installations from top to bottom and left to right:
14 Billions (Working Title), Elastic black rope and hooks. Photo: Bonniers Konsthall.
(2nd – 4th rows): Galaxies Forming along Filaments, Like Droplets along the Strands of a Spider Web. Photos©Tanya Bonakdar
Installation View, Walker Art Center.
Installation View Statens Museum Kunst, Copenhagen.
Transparent Soil and the Gardens of Tomorrow
Airborne photo: don’t know source.
How to Live Together, Sao Paolo Biennale
Installation View, Pinksummer Gallery, Genoa.
Saraceno just showed at the arteBA 2011 fair in Buenos Aires last month, and has several upcoming solo exhibitions, including one at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in St. Louis this year and another one in Tokyo in 2012.
via arteBA 2011