Tomás Saraceno studied art and architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires. He views his installations as a reaction to global issues such as the decreasing habitability of the Earth, population growth, and ecological problems. Saraceno, who works with engineers, architects and biologists, as well as experts in other fields, mainly uses geometric shapes in his complex installations, whereby he combines these with simple construction materials. For one of his most important works, “in orbit,” which can be viewed at the Ständehaus exhibition venue in Düsseldorf, he created a room-sized surreal landscape that extends to a lofty height.
This installation, which is made of spider web-like steel cables in a net design with PVC spheres suspended within it, represents a mixture of art, architecture and science.
As of: August 2023