I first came across Kuri when I visited his show at the Sadie Coles Gallery in 2012 where ‘Waiting, Giving Spent’ (2012) (the top image) was being exhibited. I’m particularly interested in his ability to create complex three-dimensional compositions with simple, everyday materials.
Various works by Richard Deacon
James Hall Nasmyth and James Carpenter’s incredible imagined moon imagery. The top 2 illustrations come from the first edition of their book ‘The moon: considered as a world, a planet, and a satellite ’ (1874) and were made from observations through telescopes. The latter images come from a later edition of the book; here Nasmyth and Carpenter photographed models made from plaster, again based on their own observations.
Martin Creed - Work No. 890 (2008) Jardim Botanico, Rio de Janeiro
Various works by Martin Creed in various exhibitions - I’m attracted to his recent wall paintings within gallery environments, particularly in their ability to dramatically alter how we experience the sculptural works within the different spaces.
'Alejandro Guijarro’s works are to-scale photographs of blackboards in academic institutions all over the world that specialize in quantum mechanics: Oxford, Berkeley, Stanford, Cern. The blackboards, photographed with a large format camera in an emptied lecture hall, are presented face-on, frameless, their roiled surfaces reminiscent of mid-century abstract painting.'
Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller - ‘Storm Room’ (2009)
'Storm Room' was created in a deserted dentist's office in a traditional Japanese house near the city of Tokamachi, Japan as part the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial 2009. With the use of computer controlled water, lights, strobes, fans and speakers the installation created an artificial storm experience from within the room (video clip here).