in the windows of new york’s elegant bergdorf goodman department store, british artist and designer benjamin shine has realized a five piece installation using his signature material — tulle. the exhibition ‘seeing through the material’ comprises the artist’s trademark ethereal tulle flows, which come together to form hauntingly beautiful female portraits. shine’s work traverses theme of invisibility, solidity, flux and impermanence to probe the relationship between the superficial and the spiritual.

benjamin shine
the artworks are hosted within the windows of new york’s bergdorf goodman department store
photo by ricky sehavi | all other images courtesy of benjamin shine

 

 

‘I’m thrilled to be exhibiting this series at bergdorf goodman in new york, a collection of my hand-made tulle flows that represent a world beyond physical nature – one of energy, thoughts and emotions,’ said shine. ‘I’m increasingly interested in how we cultivate and maintain a sense of the true self in an age of materialism and mass distraction, and through this exhibition at bergdorf goodman, I hope to inspire a moment of self-reflection.’

benjamin shine
shine has realized a five piece installation using his signature material — tulle

 

 

each of the artworks are created by manipulating a single length of lightweight, fine netted material to fabricate carefully-formed faces and figures. a striking color palette of deep blues, bright purples and vibrant ochre hues is matched to a mannequin and outfit in each individual vitrine. ‘seeing through the material’ is on view at bergdorf goodman until august 3, 2017.

benjamin shine
the exhibition ‘seeing through the material’ comprises the artist’s trademark ethereal tulle flows

benjamin shine
the fabric comes together to form hauntingly beautiful female portraits

benjamin shine
shine’s work traverses theme of invisibility, solidity, flux and impermanence

benjamin shine
his artworks probe the relationship between the superficial and the spiritual

benjamin shine
‘I hope to inspire a moment of self-reflection,’ says shine of the installation

  • What a magnificent job that Benjamin has done. He is a real artist. The windows look amazing. We will hear lots about him in the future I am sure. I am blown away by his skills.
    Wow!,,,,

    Beverley stone says:
  • I look forward to his portraits of men using, I imagine, corduroy and cowboy plaids.

    RomanHans says:

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