Thin Strips of Colorful Vinyl Spill Over Derrick Velasquez’s Wooden Sculptures — Colossal

Home / Thin Strips of Colorful Vinyl Spill Over Derrick Velasquez’s Wooden Sculptures — Colossal
Thin Strips of Colorful Vinyl Spill Over Derrick Velasquez’s Wooden Sculptures — Colossal




Art

#color theory
#Derrick Velasquez
#sculpture

October 25, 2023

Grace Ebert

a sculpture of colorful layers of vinyl folded over a central wooden pole

“Untitled 290” (2021), vinyl and wood, 23 X 21 X 1.25 inches. All images courtesy of Pentimenti Gallery, shared with permission

Gracefully stacked atop humble wooden shapes, thin strips of vinyl create kaleidoscopic planes in the sculptures of Derrick Velasquez. The Denver-based artist draws on the principles of color theory to create wall-based works with innumerable layers evocative of sediment or brushstrokes. All finished with staggered edges that curl upwards, the pieces are part of Velasquez’s Untitled series, which utilizes the same curved shape and varies in palette and size. “Slowly building these sculptures becomes akin to layers upon layers of the experiences and connections we make inviting a perceptual encounter and a tactile experience,” he says.

The works shown here are part of Velasquez’s solo show Close To The Memory Of on view from November 7 to December 22 at Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia. Find more of his sculptures on his site and Instagram.

 

a sculpture of colorful layers of vinyl folded over a central wooden pole

“Untitled 389” (2023), vinyl and cherry, 54 x 30 x 1.5 inches

a sculpture of black and white layers of vinyl folded over a central wooden pole

“Untitled 386” (2023), vinyl and maple, 46 x 40 x 1 inches

a sculpture of colorful layers of vinyl folded over a central wooden pole

“Untitled 388” (2023), vinyl and maple, 46 x 35 x 1 inches

a sculpture of colorful layers of vinyl folded over a central wooden pole

“Untitled 393” (2023), vinyl and cherry, 24 x 29 x 1 inches

a sculpture of colorful layers of vinyl folded over a central wooden pole

“Untitled 366” (2023), vinyl and maple, 25 x 29 x 1 inches

#color theory
#Derrick Velasquez
#sculpture

 

Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member today and support independent arts publishing for as little as $5 per month. You’ll connect with a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, read articles and newsletters ad-free, sustain our interview series, get discounts and early access to our limited-edition print releases, and much more. Join now!





Source link