75 cm x 75 cm x 125 cm
Burning gas shooting through high factory chimneys and large plumes of flames re bursting into the air. As a young kid, Aart was fascinated by the contour of those flames against the evening sky when he drove past the petrochemical refineries south of Maastricht.
by its dark black skin created by submerging the entire object in raw oil,
roughly- welded joints and large bolts, the sheer expressiveness of the object
visually claimed the space surrounding it. Exaggeration of size and emphasis of
the skin of the object blends the definitions of modern sculpture and architecture
into the realm of design. The wooden version of the Flare Stack, made in oak
shows great refinement of surface, which emphasizes the geometrical composition
of circles and angular bodies. The Flare Stack is constructed in a way that
makes it scalable and therefore producible to fit any existing interior. That
said the flare stack does feel at its best being a big bulky object claiming
its space and the attention of its surrounding.
Courtesy of Gallery SCENE OUVERTE
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