el ultimo grito: escape into the upper air at spring projects, london
el ultimo grito: escape into the upper air at spring projects, london el ultimo grito: escape into the upper air at spring projects, london
sep 20, 2011

el ultimo grito: escape into the upper air at spring projects, london

el ultimo grito: escape into the upper air spring projects, london on show until october 18th, 2011

cinema, imaginary architectures, 2011 glass W25 x H37 x L48 cm unique all photos by andrew atkinson, courtesy of spring projects

coinciding with london design week 2011, spring projects presents ‘escape into the upper air’, an exhibition of newly commissioned work by london-based studio el ultimo grito (EUG) (rosario hurtado and roberto feo).

imaginary architectures series, 2011 glass

the centre piece of the show is a collective of glass works, new additions to EUG’s imaginary architectures series sitting on top and sprawling across two brightly pigmented and polished fibreglass tables that act as their foundation. this set-up offers an elegant sprawl of delicately formed glass objects, creating an urban vista which includes a shopping mall, airport, estate, building and station. these ‘glass buildings’ are connected by ‘glass bridges’ reminiscent of a venetian landscape.

‘imaginary architectures’ are propositions for the social, material and spiritual elements of cities. these ‘structures of anything’ allow one to probe, question and speculate upon the relevance and meaning of these spaces in our lives…

station, imaginary architectures, 2011 glass

love hotel, imaginary architectures, 2011 glass W40 x D40 x H60 cm unique

other works include two large vertical hanging tables that aim to challenge our conventional understanding of the furniture objects along with delicately structured cloud lamps, creating a mesmeric geometric pattern with light and shadow. the tables use cardboard as the base construction material to form non-geometric, organic-like furniture and are coated (as if dipped) in fibreglass. their resin finish creates an immediate contradiction between the throw away, biodegradable cardboard interiors, and their durable high-finish outer shell. these works instill the presence of both sculpture and functionality and are set in motion with a variety of corporeal attitudes and tactile responses. they are made to be responded to both physically and psychologically, posing questions about our social experience to objects.

using color, material, texture and scale this exhibition creates a bold, audacious and immersive landscape of pieces that demand our attention.

free range, british racing green table, 2011 fibreglass and cardobard mould H75.5 x W99 x L 240 cm unique

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