PAUL COUDAMY: LIVING CELLS

ART BASEL IN BASEL 2017

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THE ART PIECE

Paul Coudamy

Paul Coudamy

Living Cells

A geometric structure of lacquered steel and magnets, the piece’s form has been precisely defined through the mathematical formula known as Weaire-Phelan.

The construction of LIVING CELLS began with modelling each bead and its spatial assembly. Each form is then cut in steel using lasers and digital folding that follow a numbered pattern system. Each piece is then welded by hand to build the structure.

Shiny black magnetised marbles – reminiscent of caviar – colonise the structure in clusters, spreading out like a living entity over a static skeleton. The volume of the piece is in constant flux, as the magnetic tensions of the marbles are forever creating new, unique forms.

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