Seven Series of Emotional Lignt / Arturo Álvarez

Power of light tries to escape in the shape of shiny beams.

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来自西班牙的灯具设计师和艺术家 Arturo Álvarez 为我们分享了他的 3 个三个艺术作品和 4 个灯具设计:
The artist and lighting designer Arturo Álvarez shared the following 3 series of artworks and 4 design projects with us:

 

艺术作品 <Artwork>

“当下”
AGORA

The individual confronting himself and the complex relationship with their environment shows up in the sculptural series named Agora. The power of life tries to make its way. It escapes in the shape of shiny light beams, and vanishes in the areas where darkness prevails, leaving many questions up in the air. The contemporary human being facing extreme individualism emerges with strength.

Exhibited in group, they provide a feeling of shared loneliness. The pieces are hung with threads in a pendant composition.

The installation becomes disquieting as it forces us to think about this “threads” hidden in the shadows, that we knit all around us, and that others are knitting too.

SERIES: 100 pieces for each size
TECHNIQUE: steel and binder. LED
MEASUREMENTS: variable sizes. Floor and pendant: 215cm x 40cm. Wall: 150cm x40cm
Arturo Álvarez. 2016

 

“对话”
CONVERSAS

Conversas is an uncovered and open faces collection, with all their noticeable beauties and despairs and which get all of their dramatic appearance from the light that projects them onto the wall in 3D. When the lights move, the faces engage into silent and frightening confabulations among each other, which make us reflect on human beings, personal interrelation and how communications fluctuate with others.

Expressions, gestures and glances emerge from the chilly looking shaped steel chain mail… A spirit, bare and straightforward, seems to gaze at us in some cases while in others, it makes a face to hide the most intimate part of its being, or simply lays there with a confused look.

In all of the rooms, we can notice a certain homogeneity in shapes which causes discomfort and is quite disturbing; the styled necks and faces stretch boundlessly. And out of these newly found feelings, the light makes its appearance to detail and further reveal this inner being, whenever possible.

The casted shadow on the wall allows us to see every single movement, every wrinkle and the expressions coming out of each corner of their lips and glance. The bulks are projected in 3D, focusing on the most insignificant details of faces, cheeks, eyelids and gestures which each seem to have a story to share with us. The scene takes on a brutal turn when the light bulbs start moving, triggering shadow movements which in turn lead to a highly engaged conversation between spirits.

Being with others and being listened to is a human need. In the author’s own words: “In the end, the only thing that’s left are interpersonal relationships”

SERIES: 100 pieces for each size
TYPOLOGY: wall and table
TECHNIQUE: black stainless steel mesh. LED.
Arturo Álvarez. 2013

 

“集会”
ENCONTROS

Encontros is a group of anthropomorphic slender and impressive figures. They observe us, they look at each other —from great heights or closer ones—, probably from a distant place, which the viewer attempts to understand. The inside light they shine is the subtle expression of the human being’s strength, of its vital energy and potential. They are families of individuals who intend to dialog among themselves, from their own perspective and singularity, with their nuances. The many nets that wrap the pieces, built by our current society, don’t always help to communicate.

The sculptures are made with extremely plain and basic forms. However, a closer look reveals that every piece is unique and different; complex in its simplicity.

One of them may have a lifeless gaze or even look concentrated. A disturbing peace domains the installation. The long curved shapes of their necks, napes and backs increases their subtle expression, bringing them closer to the observer.

These ethereal bodies, appear to be in movement, when seen as a group, generating a communication that, at times, seems to transcend the human.

SERIES: 100 pieces for each size
TECHNIQUE: Japanese cord. LED is used for interior lighting
MEASUREMENTS: variable sizes. Big: 310cm x30cm. Medium: 285cm x 25cm. Small: 230cm x 20cm.
Arturo Álvarez. 2014

 

设计系列 <Design>

“芭蕾”
BALLET collection

Ballet is a collection created from the experimentation with SIMETECH®. Its shapes are formed by the superposition or gathering of its vertexes, allowing freedom for the own flexibility of the material. The resulting volumes are fluid and natural due to the tension of the SIMETECH®. Its asymmetry makes its forms change depending on the point of view. Plié,ElancéRelevé…a constant dance of light and shadows.

Ballet Chandelier got a Best of Year award in 2016.

Designer: Héctor Serrano, 2016-2017
Colors: White, grey, beige, yellow or orange
Material: SIMETECH® by arturo alvarez
Family: Pendants and wall lamps

 

“Onn”系列
ONN collection
 

Onn is a collection of pendant and ceiling lamps made out of painted stainless steel mesh. They evoke the sea world: shells, seaweed, and corals emerge with great force, full of dynamism and vitality. Ideal for walls and ceilings, they allow for interesting compositions through their unusual shapes.

Designer: Arturo Álvarez, 2017
Colors: White, ochre and green
Material: painted stainless steel mesh
Family: Wall and ceiling lamps and pendant lamps

 

“PILI” 系列
PILI collection

Pili, a single painted stainless steel thread is interwoven, creating random volumes and a harmonious wrapping irregularity, full of charm and mystery, through which the whimsical light escapes. It is available in two sizes, which allows for visually stunning compositions when several units are combined.

Designer: Arturo Álvarez, 2017
Colors: White
Material: painted stainless steel thread
Family: Table and pendant lamps

 

“URA”系列
URA collection

Ura is handcrafted through delicate folds that originate recognizable shapes from nature. They can be combined freely, and together they create a harmonious game of volumes that shrink and expand, while individually they convey a subtle lightness. The collection is made of painted stainless steel mesh.

       

Designer: Arturo Álvarez, 2017
Colors: White, ochre and green
Material: painted stainless steel mesh
Family: Table, floor and pendant lamps

 

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