Chess Block is an art object by Dominic Harris. It is an architectural and lighting play on taking a traditional chess board and extruding it in three dimensions to create a unique new object that is simultaneously both an abstract lighting object and a functional design piece.
The piece is comprised of illuminated optically clear glass shafts that span between the mirror polished stainless steel base and the top stainless steel plate. The chess pieces are solid glass blocks each containing an intricate three dimensionally illuminated representation of the piece.
Signature: Signed certificate by artist
Image rights: Priveekollektie & Dominic Harris
About Dominic Harris
Since establishing Cinimod Studio, a multi-disciplinary, London-based practice in 2007, artist and designer Dominic Harris has gained international attention for his digitally-driven works of interactive art. Harris has devoted recent years to seamlessly blending natural phenomena with complex code through integrated electronics and innovative fabrication techniques. Inspired by the architectural interventions of James Turrell and Dan Flavin, Dominic offers viewers a sublime experience of their surrounding environment in his surreal installations that wryly illuminate the effect of digital culture on human perception in the information age. One of the artist’s most ambitious pieces invited participants to wildly gesture or attempt to change their own heart rate, which would in turn light up the London Eye.
British, b. 1976, based in London, United Kingdom