Sunday, July 7, 2013

El Anatsui's Exhibit

The monumental ( mind bogglingly labor intensive) sculptures by Nigerian Contemporary Artist  Anatsui are a site to behold. Working with discarded and found plastic and metal packaging, millions of  tiny bottle caps and such are linked together to form these huge, shimmery, soft, drapey works with a painter's sensitivity to color, a sculptor's sensitivity to textures and a graphic designer's sensitivity to pattern and repetition of form.
Recycled/re-appropriated art has never been this rich in it's originality. 
Run to catch it at the Brooklyn museum this summer...and be inspired & amazed. 

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