The world as we know is going through a phenomenal change, technological advancement, various new developments in every possible field and a gigantic urge to create. Along with numerous other developments, art witnesses a great deal of change. Art installations have come a long way and India has opened doors to new ideas, concepts that break stereotypical norms and pushing the barrier when it comes to creating and installing an object with a solid central theme that resonates with the public at large.
There is tremendous thought that goes behind creating a work of art and conceptualising is just the beginning. Installation art occupies the space between, painting, sculpture, and other artistic media, often incorporating elements of many different artistic practices. So what is it that makes art installations truly fabulous?
The magnificence of installing an art work in a space is the impact it can have on the public. A great work of art comes with a paraphernalia of elements surrounding it that have been researched and thought about. These are often the tiniest details that get ignored with a mediocre thought process, something to be weary off and avoid at all costs. Elements that have a large standing in terms of the language that the structure speaks, the visual that it aims to create and the questions it poses.
The newest element in design and art installations is the new bridge in Vietnam that is causing a great stir for its phenomenal and unusual design. The nearly 500-foot-long bridge opened in June as part of the continuing development of the Thien Thai Garden within the resort.
The bridge is suspended almost 4,600 feet above sea level and its path is lined with purple Lobelia Chrysanthemums to give a punch of colour. The structure is reportedly part of a $2 billion investment to bring more tourists to the area.
In addition to material and the size of the installations, one tonal trend that has been on the radar for the longest time is the use of polychromatic colour palette. Like most artistic expressions, installed works are usually found in a variety of settings.
Texas-based artist Gabriel Dawe is renowned for his site-specific installations composed of twisting and turning Technicolor thread. Large-scale and seemingly shape-shifting, his pieces can add a pop of spectral colour to any setting. Similarly, French architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux creates polychromatic, interactive exhibitions based on a 100-tone palette and a large-scale aesthetic.
These are installations that encompass a world view and push boundaries of large scale art installation further ahead. They speak of realism, modernism and contemporary design. These are pieces of art that break barriers, create a stir in the world of design and make way for newer trends, newer possibilities and ways of life.