Eske Rex, ‘Measuring Space #6 Variation 2’, 2013, Galerie Maria Wettergren
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Eske Rex

Measuring Space #6 Variation 2, 2013

Oak, maple, leash, magnets
8 7/10 × 3 in
22 × 7.5 cm
Eske Rex
Danish, b. 1977
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Copenhagen-based designer Eske Rex came to fame with the invention of his ‘drawing machine,’ an elaborate construction powered by weights and pendulums that produces spirograph drawings from ink. Drawing on a Renaissance-age technique, Rex uses this pendulum-controlled drawing device, which is likened to the geometric image production of the 19th-century mechanical apparatus, the harmonograph. Rex investigates the idea of the machine as a sculpture and installation; his pyramidal room-sized drawing structures stand nine feet in height, and in the center of each, a weighted pendulum waits to be powered by hand (an element that prohibits any two drawings to be exactly alike.)

Eske Rex, ‘Measuring Space #6 Variation 2’, 2013, Galerie Maria Wettergren
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Eske Rex
Danish, b. 1977
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Copenhagen-based designer Eske Rex came to fame with the invention of his ‘drawing machine,’ an elaborate construction powered by weights and pendulums that produces spirograph drawings from ink. Drawing on a Renaissance-age technique, Rex uses this pendulum-controlled drawing device, which is likened to the geometric image production of the 19th-century mechanical apparatus, the harmonograph. Rex investigates the idea of the machine as a sculpture and installation; his pyramidal room-sized drawing structures stand nine feet in height, and in the center of each, a weighted pendulum waits to be powered by hand (an element that prohibits any two drawings to be exactly alike.)

Eske Rex

Measuring Space #6 Variation 2, 2013

Oak, maple, leash, magnets
8 7/10 × 3 in
22 × 7.5 cm
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