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‘Lust for Life’ Lamps at Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Exhibition view, "Lust for Life," Atelier van Lieshout
(Courtesy: Atelier van Lieshout and Carpenters Workshop Gallery)

Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, is hosting a solo exhibition by Atelier Van Lieshout at its London venue.

The exhibition “Lust for Life” captures the interplay between utopia and destruction through a series of lamps. Sculptures like “Scarlett Lamp,” “Dancing Lamp,” and “Venus Lamp” (2017) reflect on the course of life, while “Domestikator Lamp” (2017), being exhibited for the first time, refers to domestication.

Joep van Lieshout says “Lust for Life is about enjoying life and embracing every part of it. Whether it is life, death, dancing, getting old, contemplating, or reproducing, all of those things are essential parts of human life. And of course, it is about having lust all your life.”

More than being examples of a careful design process, Lieshout’s works are the products of “a battle that the artist stages between the human, the machine, and material against the objects, concept, and process that leads the artist to a totally new way of designing products.”

The exhibition is on view through May 11, 2018 at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, 4 Albemarle Street – W1S 4GA, London

For more details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/carpenters-workshop-gallery/overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.