paul cocksedge: capture at friedman benda gallery
 
paul cocksedge: capture at friedman benda gallery
sep 05, 2013

paul cocksedge: capture at friedman benda gallery

paul cocksedge: capture at friedman benda gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

british designer paul cocksedge introduces a new series of work that pushes the mediums of light and structure, for ‘capture’ at friedman benda, new york. the exhibited work includes a large-scale light installation, a collection of dramatic hand-wrought dome lamps, and a series of steel tables influenced by the fragility and flexibility of paper. his commercial and experimental work is best known for exploring the limits of material and his commitment to technological ingenuity.

paul cocksedge: capture at friedman benda gallery
the dome creates a sharp juxtaposition between its black facade and the light from beneath
image © mark cocksedge

 

 

‘capture’ is a 1.6 meter hand-spun aluminum domed lamp, whose concave construction holds a diffused glow of a warm light in its interior. the hemisphere stops light from escaping its bounds, creating a sharp contrast between its matte black facade and the illumination that peeks out beneath.

paul cocksedge will show at the friedman benda, new york, from september 12th – october 12th 2013

paul cocksedge: capture at friedman benda gallery
the concave construction holds a glow of a warm light
image © mark cocksedge

 

 

paul cocksedge: capture at friedman benda gallery
the steel table is bent as simply as if it were a sheet of paper
image © mark cocksedge

 

 

the sillhoute and form of ‘poised’ resembles the simplicity and amenability of a sheet of paper. the steel table, which weighs a half a ton, smoothly bends and balances on the ground, appearing almost impossibly stable upon investigation. following an series of calculations regarding gravity, mass, and equilibrium, the table was created to look as though it is about to fall, but in actuality, it is perfectly sturdy.

 

 

paul cocksedge: capture at friedman benda gallery
the half ton table smoothly bends and balances on one corner
image © mark cocksedge

 

 

paul cocksedge: capture at friedman benda gallery
the table looks as though it is about to fall, but in actuality it is perfectly sturdy
image © mark cocksedge

 

 

  • He could open a photo studio to help with the rent. Ill have two of those awesome tables please.
    Brilliant.

    Iain Campbell
  • Why, there he is pushing the medium of light –
    or is that the small ???

    Ron Smith
  • that table is crazy!

    dbkii

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