Dominic Harris returned to the Geneva Art Fair for the second year in a row, presented again by the Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design. On show was the Ruffled “Dodo”, 3 new Shimmer artworks, and the few remaining Baby Butterfly artworks from an edition that is almost sold out.
Video interview with Dominic Harris, for the New York Times, created by Perrier Jouet and Crane.TV. Dominic speaks openly about his artworks exhibited at Design Miami 2013, and comments on the general state of the interactive art and his take on the analogue/digital approach to his own work.
Extract from “T” magazine in New York Times, 18 October 2013
Just last year, Dominic Harris built a 50-foot wide, 3.2-ton disc, which was illuminated with orange LED lighting, suspended beneath a cargo helicopter and flown up the River Thames. The “UFO” was a cheeky billboard for Microsoft’s latest Halo video game. “I love the audacity of being ridiculous,” Harris says.
The London-based designer, who has trained and worked as an architect, has since deployed the same futuristic theatrics on a much smaller scale to create a hanging light fixture called the Moon Chandelier. It uses the very new (and very expensive) technology of organic LEDs, which emit light from a wafer-thin substrate. But rather than accentuate that flatness — which has been the impulse of other designers — Harris encapsulated the lights in tennis-ball-size acrylic spheres, which appear like illuminated water droplets, and assembled the piece by hand in his multidisciplinary studio. “I still feel that we’re very much artisans, working with cutting-edge technology,” says Harris, whose designs caught the eye of Ron Dennis, the high-profile owner of the McLaren Formula One racing team. Dennis not only bought one of Harris’s works — he invested in the whole studio.
(photo: Hugo Tillman)
Video review of Dominic’s artworks at PAD London 2013.
Gallery PPriveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design is continuing to represent Dominic Harris, with a major show of existing and new artworks at the Pad London 2013 show in Berkley Square, 14 – 20 October 2013.
On display are Chess Block, Flutter, Oled Moon Chandelier, Reflex, Deep Blue, Baby Flutter and Shimmer. All collector enquiries should be addressed to the gallery.
photo © Ian Scigliuzzi
Adaptation of the Deep Blue Triptych for a special commission for a private art collector.
Dominic Harris has seven artworks and design objects on display at the Design Miami/Basel 2013 exhibition, running 11-16 June 2013. It is the first time in a year that the Flutter artwork has been shown, providing a historical counterpart to the new pieces “Chess Block“, “Oled Moon Chandelier” and “Reflex“. The pieces are presented by the Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design.
Four artworks by Dominic Harris are on display at the Pad Paris 2013 Fair, in Paris, France 26 March – 1 April 2013. Several previously shown pieces are on display alongside the new “October 8” artworks. If you are visiting, the artworks can be found on the stand of the Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Five artworks by Dominic Harris are on display at the artgenève, salon international d’art, in Switzerland 30 January – 3 February 2013. Several previously shown pieces are on display alongside the new “October Cube” artwork. If you are visiting, the artworks can be found on the standy of the Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design at stand A59.