Industrial materials: past and present/future
I really enjoyed the juxtaposition of John Chamberlain and Lutz Wagner a.k.a. Moto Waganari at Hollis Taggart Gallery's booth at The Armory Show. Chamberlain was best known for his abstract sculptures of mangled chrome and steel which were once cars. Waganari creates light-as-a-feather 3D printed figures composed of intricate webs of polygons.
As quoted in his Artsy profile, Chamberlain says "I believe common material are the best materials." I think Wagner would agree with these sentiments as common elements are a vital part of displaying his work. The lights that cast fantastical shadows behind his open-form sculptures are from IKEA, purposely selected to be easily accessible to potential collectors. With the increased proliferation of 3D printing, I'm sure it won't be long until the polymers used in this process are commonplace.
Revisit Hollis Taggart Gallery's booth from The Armory Show here.