doug aitken at art basel 2012 doug aitken at art basel 2012
jul 06, 2012

doug aitken at art basel 2012

‘end’ by doug aitken, 2012 LED lit lightbox dimensions: 141.5 x 153.5 x 19.5 cm image © designboom

 

 

 

californian artist doug aitken has maintained his eclectic repertoire with his exhibition at art basel 2012. the pieces are an exposition of aitken’s interest in mixed-media artwork, focusing heavily on illuminated typographical elements combined with light and photography. other pieces employed hand-carved foam, epoxy and hand silk-screened acrylic, shown inside and on the exterior walls of a temporary, multi-roomed pavilion installed on the exhibition floor.

doug aitken detail image of ‘end’ image © designboom

doug aitken ‘flesh’, 2012 LED lit lightbox 82.5 x 290 x 19.5 cm image © designboom

doug aitken ‘contact’, 2012 LED lit lightbox 85.5 x 270 x 20 cm image © designboom

doug aitken ‘sunset’ (black and white), 2012 hand-carved foam, epoxy with LED lights, hand silk-screened acrylic 161.5 x 197.5 27.5 cm image © designboom

doug aitken detail image of ‘sunset’ image © designboom

doug aitken ‘sunset’ + ‘2…’ image © designboom

doug aitken detail image of ‘2…’ image © designboom

doug aitken

‘oh no’, 2011 LED lit lightbox image © designboom

doug aitken exhibition shown as part of art basel 2012 image © designboom

  • Juxtapositions are what art is about
    but they have to have relationships
    connections
    words create power/mind images/connections for the viewer be they alike the meaning or opposite
    In the above images
    I find no connections in “SUN” and in “FLESH”
    the potential was there and not realized by the artist >which< is sad as this could have gone beyond the facile. Paedra waterfal@vermontel.net

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