Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Roxy Paine

Roxy Paine, Inversion, 2008, stainless steel, 42 feet high by 35 feet wide.   Installed: Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

Roxy Paine, Inversion, 2008, stainless steel, 42 feet high by 35 feet wide.  Installed: Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

Roxy Paine, Defunct, 2007, stainless steel, 47 feet high.  Installed: Madison Square Park, NYC.

Roxy Paine, Misnomer, 2005, stainless steel, 12 feet 4 inches  high. 

Roxy Paine, Defunct, 2007, stainless steel, 47 feet high.  Installed: Madison Square Park, NYC.



Roxy Paine was born in 1966 in New York and studied at both the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico and the Pratt Institute in New York. Since 1990, his work has been internationally exhibited and is included in major collections such as De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. His tree sculptures can be found at various museums and foundations including the Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA; Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden; Montenmedio Arte Contemporaneo NMAC, Cadiz, Spain; and the St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO. Roxy Paine lives and works in Brooklyn and Treadwell, NY.

To see more work, please click here: Roxy Paine at James Cohan Gallery

20 comments:

Diana said...

Stainless steel? wow, this is tough. The fact that in can be shaped into a tree is even better. This is talent!

You find the coolest stuff working for an art dealer!!

Jake Hammell said...

That's awesome! Really cool medium to make art from

The Cottage Cheese said...

Impressive!

Gary Heller said...

Excellent works. Thanks for posting this. I have not been to Madison Park in quite sometime, but I will have to head over there to see this work of his.

please sir said...

Wow impressive piece!!

tanya said...

these are amazing--I can't even imagine the process in creating these!!

sexypoet said...

these are fantastic!! that is some really detailed work. kudos to the artist..

i love trees so thanks for posting..

boylerpf said...

Interesting...I have never seen the artist work before.

E.K. said...

That's a big sculpture. I guess that's the point.

...love Maegan said...

I have never seen or heard of this artist and I am so in love with tree branches I must have a sculpture. dying over here.

Kellie said...

Those are pretty kick ass. I love trees (pictures, sculptures, drawings, etc). So these are sweet!

Awesome Sara said...

fan-freaking-tastic!! i love these!! i bet tim burton loves these too!

Char said...

these are freaking gorgeous

thereddeer said...

Wow! I love these works - they look amazing. You always find such interesting artists and works of art!

Emily said...

This is incredible. Really neat. All they need now are the tree sweater people to come.... two mediums in one... -e

one little simitopian said...

Omgzzzzzzzz*drool*
I want a whole forest of them so i can drape fairy lights from them and run through them under the stars wearing a silver gown. Or something.
I love them!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Do you think she'd let us climb it?

sallymandy said...

Okay, now I'm swooning. This is seriously cool. I'm in love with trees and forms of trees, and these are some of the coolest interpretations of the natural form that I've seen. Thanks, Droll. I want that upside-down one in the second photo in my front yard. :)

Kierstin Bridger said...

I want her sculptures in my living room!

Jules said...

this is incredible and beautiful!