Referencing Henri Matisse’s mural, La Piscine (the Swimming Pool), 1952, in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, and the giant spirals of floating plastic that fill the centers of the world’s oceans, the work fuses two sheets of found plastic together—blue onto black—to create dynamic abstract forms. Housed in white frames, these works appear to float on the gallery’s walls, the lower half of which are painted marine blue. Art’s eternal status is compared with the indestructible nature of plastic, differing examples of man’s efforts to leave his mark on the world.
These photographs document an exhibition at John Tevis Gallery, Paris in November 2011.