Artist "attacks" buildings with clutter to remind us of how much stuff we own

August 9, 2016 by  
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Torres has been working and living in Quebec for over a decade, where much of his artwork has been publicly displayed. “Tipping Point” was brought to Ottawa after the artist was invited by Canadian Heritage and EXMURO arts publics for an early July installation. Kayaks, construction cones, children’s toys, and patio chairs in bright, alarming colors seem to explode out of the side of the wall as observers pass by the piece. Related: Artist Veronika Richterová turns plastic bottles into beautiful plant and animal sculptures The piece is much like earlier works at a Quebec City event, named “Overflows” and “Stock in Transit”. The former portrays an explosion of multicolored plastic equipment bursting out of a tipped storage container, a metaphor for our disturbing reliance on accumulating as many things as we can buy. Each piece is meant to feel imposing and overwhelming, just like the western world’s love affair with “disposable” plastic objects. Most recently Torres’ “Canopy” piece was featured in Edmonton’s The Works Art & Design Festival . Visitors walked underneath and amongst exposed and covered passageways. The experience is meant to represent nomadism, a key theme in the artist’s life and creative work. +José Luis Torres Images via José Luis Torres

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Reflective Non Program Pavilion Melts into the Spanish Landscape

February 22, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Reflective Non Program Pavilion Melts into the Spanish Landscape Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , Daylighting , Granada , Jesús Torres García Architects , Landscape Architecture , natural light , Non Program Pavilion , reflective architecture , Spain

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Rodrigo Torres’ Colorful Currency Collages Mesh Money from Different Economies

June 8, 2012 by  
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EcoCamp Patagonia is a Gorgeous Geodesic Campground in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park

April 13, 2012 by  
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EcoCamp Patagonia is located in the heart of  Torres del Paine National Park , Chile, and it offers a unique view of the area’s majestic granite towers. EcoCamp Patagonia is the region’s first fully sustainable accommodation south of the Amazon and the first of its kind in the Patagonian wilderness. The retreat offers guided treks and upscale camping in geodesic domes inspired by the region’s ancient nomadic inhabitants. + EcoCamp Patagonia The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: camping , Chile , ecocamp patagonia , geodesic dome , great outdoors , green design , green travel , green vacation , hiking , sustainable design , Torres del Paine National Park

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