iván navarro: heaven or las vegas
 
iván navarro: heaven or las vegas
mar 07, 2011

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas

‘heaven or las vegas’ by iván navarro images by mark markin / courtesy of paul kasmin gallery

 

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas paul kasmin gallery, new york march 3rd to april 2nd, 2011

brooklyn based, chilean artist, iván navarro has created ‘heaven or las vegas’ a collection of neon light wall sculptures that are built from the floor plans of twelve of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers, including the flatiron building in new york and the jumeirah emirates towers in dubai.

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas ‘rhyme, rival’ (jumeirah emirates towers, dubai)

chosen not only for their ambitious innovations in engineering and design, but also for their historical relevance and influence, the series features western-style structures that range in scale and span the world.

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas ‘rhyme, rival’ (jumeirah emirates towers, dubai)

through a positioned play of mirrors and light, viewers have the experience of looking up into the interior volumes and contours of each building. suspended within each piece is a simple phrase – such as surrender or abandon – which echo, like subtle commands through the illusory depth of each object. 

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas untitled (sears tower, chicago)

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas installation view of empire state building and ‘burden’ (lotte world tower, busan, south korea)

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas untitled (empire state building, new york city)

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas detail of empire state building

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas untitled (twin towers, new york city)

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas ‘desert’ (columbia center, seattle)

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas ‘want’ (citic plaza, guangzhou, china)

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas detail of ‘want’

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas ‘sway’ (grand gateway, shanghai, china)

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas ‘plunder’

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas detail of ‘plunder’

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas ‘shelter’ (the center, hong kong)

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas detail of ‘shelter’

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas ‘decay’ (lake point tower, chicago)

iván navarro: heaven or las vegas detail of ‘decay’

  • no taipei 101?

    sadface
  • mesmerizing!! O.O

    nc
  • This is great! How was this done? Transparent mirrors?

    Dominic
  • Inspired, beautiful, ephemeral…………

    Michael Banks

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