Sigh. Venice 2019… that feels like a zillion years ago. This breathtaking sculptural light installation is the work of Spanish artist Nacho Carbonell. “Inside a Forest Cloud” is the title of the large chandelier, and yes, that’s exactly where I’d like to be right now… inside a forest cloud. The grouping as a whole is titled “Monumental” and was part of one of my favorite shows in Venice last summer, “Dysfunctional” at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro. Here are Nacho’s words about why he does what he does:
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“I like to see objects as living organisms, imagining them coming alive and being able to surprise you with their behaviour. I want to create objects with my hands, then I can give them my personality. I turn them into communicative objects that can arouse one’s sensations and imagination. In short, what I want to create are objects with a fictional or fantasy element, that allow you to escape everyday life.”
Yes. YES. Escaping everyday life sounds fantastic right now. Happy Friday.