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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Meet the artist channelling Buckminster Fuller to create her graphic worlds | Art - Wallpaper*

Drink up striking colours and minimalist compositions in this solo exhibition by Sinta Tantra in London, as Wallpaper* reports.

Sinta Tantra’s floor installation at  Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery gives visitors a splash of the public and architectural spirit of her work.
Photo: Luca Piffaretti

The British-Balinese artist is using the space at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery to explore her artistic journey, from public art to architectural interventions and works on canvas.

The exhibition title ‘Your Private Sky’ is lifted from a manuscript of the same name written by Buckminster Fuller, the American architect and polymath who inspired Tantra’s investigation into philosophy and the imagination by way of mathematics. It was in this text that Fuller outlined the design for his glass geodesic structure, relevant to Tantra for its ability to project and reflect. ‘The idea of “your private sky” expresses a twofold experience – a mode of thought that is both collective and individual. Blue-sky thinking, where visionary ideas can grow from simple musings,’ she says...

The second part of the exhibition features a floor installation, giving visitors a splash of the public and architectural spirit of her work. It’s a maximalist piece that absorbs its riders in graphic shapes and dazzling colours lifted from tropical motifs and nature.
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