Sculptures crafted from recycled BMW airbags and oak railway sleepers characteristic in artist Frederik Molenschot’s Atlas 2000 exhibition, which is on show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris.
Marking the Dutch artist’s first solo exhibition, Atlas 2000 options hand-sculpted works which might be immediately influenced by pure landscapes, Molenschot mentioned.
The present’s title refers back to the visible diary the artist has created since his research at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2000.
Unfold throughout the minimalist floor flooring on the Paris department of Carpenters Workshop Gallery, the sculptures have been crafted from varied supplies and vary from practical to summary.
Buoy Airbag is an amorphous, pale blue-hued hanging sculpture created from recycled airbags sourced from BMW autos.
“The piece delves into the intricate connection between cargo transport and local weather change, with recycled airbags symbolising a melting arctic ice rock floating within the sea,” the artist informed Dezeen.
“I need to discover how luxurious supplies are used and the way they turn into what they’re,” he added. “[So] I processed the used airbags in a ‘couture’ manner, to get a really high-quality end.”
Molenschot additionally designed Gingerblimp, a bulbous bronze LED mild sculpture characterised by a silver patina and a gold-brushed inside.
The artist defined that the sculpture is a playful tackle ginger root from the pure world and likewise nods to the artifical blimps that kind a part of New York Metropolis’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Recycled oak railway sleepers have been salvaged to create a chunky eating desk and chair, which have been named Bridge Beat to “pay homage to the charming construction of bridges”.
Additionally a part of this collection is a black bronze desk and chairs fashioned from gridded traces organized in triangular formations.
“Every materials was chosen purposefully, providing distinctive properties and textures that complement the conceptual facets of the artworks,” defined Molenschot.
“Every bit is hand-sculpted in our studio.”
In response to Molenschot, the items’ kinds differ as a lot as their materials palettes. In a single nook of the gallery, a bobbly bronze glove was positioned beneath a branch-shaped textured lamp whereas outsized clothes additionally options within the exhibition.
“This solo present holds a particular place in my coronary heart, because it represents my total inventive journey since my time on the Academy,” mirrored Molenschot.
“It is an invite to discover my imaginative and prescient of our world. My ‘atlas’ is a compendium of analysis, footage, designs, and sketches which have formed me as an artist.”
Recognized for his large-scale bronze sculptures, Molenschot has been represented by Carpenters Workshop Gallery since 2008. The galley, which additionally has areas in London and the US, beforehand exhibited an all-denim furnishings present by designer Harry Nuriev.
The late clothier Karl Lagerfeld additionally debuted his first sculpture exhibition on the Paris department.
Atlas 2000 is on show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery from 1 June to 16 September 2023. See Dezeen Occasions Information for an up-to-date record of structure and design occasions happening all over the world.