In yesterday's post we looked at beauty as an inspiration for the new year, but another way to get inspired is checking upon artists who have appeared on Irenebrination a while back to see what they are up to at the moment and what they are planning for 2017.
Suzan Drummen, the artist behind bright and bold temporary kaleidoscopic formations of glittering and sparkling mirrors and shiny elements, has recently completed a permanent hanging sculpture destined to Poland.
The sculpture is the first static (yet dynamic as we will see in this post...) representation of her temporary art installations: one of her design was indeed transferred in aluminum, it was powder coated and sent to her studio where Drummen covered it in her trademark holographic paper and mirrors. The piece was then transported to Poland and reassembled there.
The piece looks a bit like a magic flying carpet hanging in the air, but, apart from being an optimistic and visually striking piece, it has also got an architectural value since it interacts with the building around it and with the light coming from the ceiling.
People passing under it can admire its colours and patterns, but, during the night, the other side of the installation (boasting a different pattern) gets reflected on the glass ceiling above it, revealing a hidden side. During the day, when it is sunny outside, the structure projects interesting shadows on the floor. Though static, this permanent installation has therefore got a dynamic power since it morphs and mutates in accordance with the light.
Drummen is currently working on other projects including an art commission in Miami, two temporary floor installations in Dalian, China, several group exhibitions and educational projects, and a solo exhibition at the Museum Le Secet in The Netherlands.
One very exciting project regards the preparation with the help of dancers of new installations, photographs and films. It will be intriguing to see if the spaces Drummen occupies with her installations will inspire innovative dance steps and maybe even influence a choreography.