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Geometric Flood

Tomas Rivas Ignacio Rivas

The general idea is to overlap a 2D pattern on a complex 3D form such as the street and the façade of a house. Based on an equilateral triangle, the pattern will be traced on the street, the driveway, the façade and finish up on the roof, with the idea of merging the street and house into a continuous image.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: variable dimentions
  • Medium: mixed
  • Width: variable dimentions
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: variable dimentions

About Tomas Rivas Ignacio Rivas

Tomás Rivas, born in Santiago de Chile, 1975. Ignacio Rivas, born in Santiago de Chile, 1985. As professionals we have collaborated in different many kind of projects for more than 8 years. We are brothers sharing a studio and collaborating with more artists, designers and manufacturing companies in Chile. Our artist work deals with the genealogical tensions between two and three dimensional systems and fluctuates between drawing, sculpture and architecture. Playing with linear perspective, ornamentation, and unorthodox materials, it also investigates how the viewer’s cultural expectations frame perception. Our research relates to the complexities of space representation, we look into the historical foundations of monument and ornament as expanded architectural forms. Our attempt is to expose the cultural charge embodied in certain forms and styles, and the power they radiate. We believe the potency of the work is embedded in the contrast between ornamental forms identified with elitist Western ideals of high art and between the unconventional treatment of “low” and perishable materials such as thread, fabric bands, paint and other ways of maknig three-dimensional drawings in real spaces.