This week we’re highlighting some designs from Intersect 21.
Commissioned installation for vintage airstream.
Brad Miller’s abstract, mixed-media paintings, digital prints, sculptures, ceramics and lithographs express the physical properties of organic systems. “Constantly reconfiguring nature’s most persistent ordering systems is central to my work,” he says. “Close packing, cracking, dendritic systems and spirals are a few of these familiar images.” Regularly improvising during the process of creating work, he plays on the tension between order and disorder in the natural world, in works that engage colour, line, and surface. Miller is not interested in mimesis alone, rather experimenting with a variety of image-making techniques, often unsure of what the final image will look like.
Mandana Moghaddam’s work covers themes such as alienation, communication and gender. Working with these themes, Moghaddam creates works that attempt to bridge cultural boundaries, inspire intercultural dialogue, and memorialise oftentimes contentious aspects of Iranian life.
A white circle marks the threshold of the projection, while straight lines constantly break it. Two main shadows, a full yellow and an apparently empty one rotate and expand in the space establishing a dialogue with the surroundings. The projection becomes volumetric while creating a constructivist inspired aesthetics.
Georges Mohasseb is renowned for his celebration of raw and organic materials, as displayed in his walnut and brushed-and-polished brass modular shoe-shine box. The designer revisits this traditional object to return it back to the contemporary household.
The Troll chair was primarily conceived for generous comfort. Deconstructivism marries amorphic softness as the wooden structure acts as the skeleton for loosely stacked pillows. Its malleable anatomy naturally yields to each person’s posture. Troll Seating collection is a veritable flock of creature comforts.
Nada Debs’ unique practice blends cultural languages that at first seem incompatible: the minimalist refinement of Japan (the Far East) and the ornamentation of the Middle East.
After Ego is Yasmine’s hybrid collection inspired by the metaphorical Postmodernism/ Memphis movement with a twist of graceful Art Deco lines assorted to monolithic Brutalism sobriety. Always trying to promote exactly how using simple lines can create an infinite range of objects, constantly thoughtful and minimal.
Intersect is on view on Artsy until the 15th of March.
The information is extracted from the press releases of the galleries.