Thursday, April 09, 2009
-Looking for tree houses i stumble upon the work of Tadashi Kawamata , i was amazed by the visionary statement of his early work.
Since first exhibiting his work in 1977, Kawamata has produced a large amount of sculpture, tree houses, showpiece for exhibition and projects all over the world.
What strikes me is the type of work he was doing in between 1980 and 1990 which i think was too advanced for his time.
Nowadays, Arne Quinze is creating similar work in fluorescent shades of colors ,with a lot more media coverage , but if you look at it a little bit more, those guys work is not far apart, nowadays Kawamata is creating all sorts of Urban tree house from Art bezel in Miami to Versailles, constructing little houses attached to a building , an electric pole or some lonely urban tree, one word, genius.