Saturday 29th April 2017

Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan is an American artist, based in New York. She is know for her installation works which are made of everyday objects whose form is in keeping with generative art (generative art is art that can be algorithmically determined). Donovan says of her work, “It is not like I’m trying to simulate nature. It’s more of a mimicking of the way of nature, the way things actually grow.”

Donovan has received attention over the past decade for her ability to transform huge quantities of manufactured materials — plastic-foam cups, pencils, tar paper — into sculptural installations that suggest the wonders of nature. Her work can be considered by some to lie in the realm of Minimalism. “When most artists of the current generation refer to Minimalism, it’s usually in quotation marks, as appropriation or perhaps critique,” said Nicholas Baume, the Institute of Contemporary Art’s chief curator. “Tara’s work isn’t ironic. It actually takes up the discourse of Minimalism. It’s about creating a system, using a structure, and repeating incremental units that can go from the finite to the seemingly infinite.” It is such a wonderful alchemy that she can create such impressive structures from everyday objects, what I love so much about her work is the ephemeral feeling of her pieces and that it doesn’t remind me of anybody else’s work!

 

 

 

Ps Happy Birthday to my dear Friend Neo of Nk-Lab!

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