An essential space, sophisticated in its industrial style, dressed only in sinuous wings in bright primary colors. Hanging, large photographs perfect as they are not intentionally perfect. Factories, machinery and warehouses accidentally symmetrical or perspective, accidentally coordinated or opposed, always harmonious in lines and colors. Accidentally beautiful.
The dialogue between the spaces of the Danish showroom in Kvadrat, a former warehouse in the port of Copenhagen, and the Unintended Beauty art works of Alastair Philip Wiper is theatrical and histrionic, alienating and disruptive. On stage, until January 31, 2020.
Capturing the geometric harmonies of workspaces
Alastair Philip Wiper's is an exploration of unintended beauty of industrial structures, from textile factories to shipyards, scientific research centers, but also slaughterhouses, greenhouses, even workshops where sex dolls are made.
In his photographic research, the artist identifies the intricate - unexpectedly symmetrical - perspective lines to capture an unwanted geometric and chromatic harmony, the imperfect (and therefore beautiful) one of the workplace.
The theatrical fabrics that set up the scene
Soft yet perfect, with saturated but bright colors, Divina fabrics by Kavdrat, in their elegant simplicity, for the exhibition Unintended Beauty set up a scenography of great impact, emphasizing the photographic works that dominate imperious and at the same time interact with each other in an intriguing perspective game.
The imperfectly perfect
In the aesthetic (and philosophical) vision of Alastair Philip Wiper , machines, technology, production methods tell a lot about the needs, hopes (and follies) of man: a vision of the future collected within the volume Unintended Beauty published by Hatje Cantz which offers a rare overview of workplaces usually closed to the public.
Revealing the unwanted beauty of industry, of science and of the architecture, the photographer shows the imperfectly perfect.