Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lucio Fontana Sculpture

We're on our final project for college (shock! fastest year ever!) and we wrote our own brief this time, mine goes like ....

I will produce a series of experiments based on the notion of function.  I will use the vertical vase form to explore the perceptual boundary between functional and non-functional objects. 

I will produce a series of vases which all show interventions that could be perceived as damage by the user.  The vases will retain their functionality as defined by their ability to hold liquid, but the perception of their functionality will be visually compromised by the “damage” interventions.

I'm working away at that at the moment and in the process being more drawn to  Lucio Fontana's sculpture.  His concept of "Spatialism" can be summed up as... "the principle that in our age matter should be transformed into energy in order to invade space in a dynamic form. "  I find the work really interesting and beautiful and while I am focusing on damage and the contextual, subjective nature of functionality, Fontana's work is really speaking to me at the moment!

These images via Temple Of Light, Curated Object, Veezzle, Find Art InfoAdrianna Sasson, Ben Brown Fine Arts,

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