Lot 32: Philip Michael Wolfson, Eruption Coffee Table, 2009
November 30, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Philip Michael Wolfson (American, b.1958)
Eruption Coffee Table, from the Twisted series, 2009
White Hi-Mac Acrylic Stone
No. 2 of 8
40 x 900 x 1400 cm (15.8 x 354.3 x 551.2 in)
Creating a choreography of movement and transformation with a subtle dynamic of a single bending surface, the TWISTED series examines minimal form and material.
Devised as an alternative to a purely functional surface, Eruption examines the role of light and shadow on the surfaces, as well as the dynamics of line. Insinuating movement by both the contrasts of volume and the suggestion of a physical perception of lightness, the piece explores the boundary of solid and void.
Eruption investigates new ways of working the solid surface of the Hi-Mac compound requiring new techniques that push the limits of the material. Stretching, bending and curving, the work appears frozen in nature and space as if on the verge of breaking out of its pure geometric confines.
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