Tomás Saraceno's unique blend of art, architecture, and science is instantly recognizable in his striking installations and sculptural work. Drawing inspiration from the organic forms of spider webs, soap bubbles, and cloud formations, he produces large-scale immersive environments that propose alternative ways of living and utopian visions of the future. Saraceno's profound interest in science and technology has lead to collaborations… Read more
About the artwork
Saraceno's photogravure develops the ideas presented on a larger scale at the artist's 2009 presentation at the Venice Biennial Galaxy Forming along Filaments. Returning to his favored themes of arachnids and astrophysics, Saraceno presents us with a spider spinning a web into outer space, enveloping a planet and describing the course of a spaceship in the process. For Saraceno these two worlds are intimately linked, as specialists explain the formation of the universe in terms of giant cosmic webs. The geometrical equivalent of these cosmic webs is the 3D spider web, Outer space seems not so unfamiliar perfectly summarizing this key idea.