Giant 'Luciferase' Floor Light by Nacho Carbonell, 2018


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This giant floor light is a unique, handcrafted sculptural floor light by Nacho Carbonell. It is part of the ‘Luciferase’ collection, exclusively produced for Galerie BSL and historically Nacho Carbonell’s first work incorporating light. In this piece a bulb is concealed behind the resin which acts as a filter diffusing mystery. “The root of this word is “carrier of light”, explains Nacho Carbonell and reflects the system used by flora and fauna living in abysses, in the total obscurity found at great depths. Even more than lights, I consider these pieces like light-producing creatures.“ At the junction of abissology, mineralogy and genetic manipulation, ‘Luciferase’ is a set of living organisms capable of surprising us by their colors, textures and demeanor. Their tenderness and poetry is an appel to our imagination, sensitivity and the ability of each us to dream. The ‘Luciferase’ bioluminiscent creatures maintain the equilibrium of the opposites which animates any work of nature. In this family, the exterior soft and velvety materials – silicone and resin, sometimes mixed with sand, plaster or metal dust – resemble the skin of an unknown species. In contrast, the interior diaphanous and translucent textures bring to the fore thorns, rocaille, tongues, straps and filaments, sometimes even sharpened dentition. Some of them conjuring up the translucent sparkle of fine stones like amethyst, quartz or malachite; some the seductive eye of a predator from the great depths; others the avid mouth of a carnivorous plant. Nacho Carbonell is a graduate with a first class honors degree from the Design Academy Eindhoven (2007) and was named ‘Designer of the Future’ at Design Miami/Basel in June 2009 at age 28. His work is included in numerous museum collections worldwide, notably the FNAC-Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (French national contemporary art collection) and in the US, the MoMA San Francisco, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Mint Museum.
21st century and contemporary
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Dimensions (cm):
260H x 155W x 110D
Dimensions (inch):
102,36H x 61,02W x 43,31D
Creator / Artist:
Nacho Carbonell
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