Dominic Harris, ‘Tulip | Bloomed (large)’, 2016, Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design

A sign of spring, the tulip is brightly coloured and produces a cup shaped blossom that subtly shows off the inside of the petals. Originally cultivated in the 13th century they were introduced to the Dutch by Turkish traders. Growing in value the bulbs were traded for currency. A classic flower with a complex history, the tulip plays an important role in many gardens.

Interaction

The tulip is perhaps one of the most surreal flower studies within the Bloomed artwork series. At any given points the tulips look entirely lifelike. However through motion they exhibit a romanticised movement in which they seem to interplay with one another when they sense the viewer’s gaze.

Signature: Signed certificate by artist

Solo exhibition "celebrating 7 year anniversary of Dominic Harris' works by Priveekollektie" October-November 2016; PAD London; The Salon Art + Design New York 2016; Art Miami 2016

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