Pouring paint on Allotropisms

After sharing what Spire will look with the clear paint poured on it in my last post, I thought I would share this video with you to give you some idea of the scale and magnitude of my project.

This video was shot and edited by my friend known as “Bayer in Brooklyn” who also interviewed me for German television.

As you can see, it took three assistants to help me navigate the grid, fill paint buckets, and scoop up the excess paint that fell on the floor. From start to finish, the paint pouring process took about three days starting from the bottom and working our way to the top.

Pouring paint on Allotropisms

Previous projects

Rainer Hosch, Allotropisms
Allotropisms, 2011. Photo by Rainer Hosch

Before I go into the details of how I create a work, I would like to give you a background on my previous artistic endeavors.

My work exists at the intersection of art, architecture, fashion and design. My forms are surreal and my materials are simple in the tradition of Frederick Kiesler and Buckminster Fuller. I make large-scale installations and small scale sculptures. My interests lie in exploring environment, light, time and space via geometry.

Allotropisms, 2011. Photo by Marc Lins
Allotropisms, 2011. Photo by Marc Lins.

My most recent work entitled Allotropisms was my most ambitious project to date measuring fifteen feet high and spanning a length of sixty-five feet at the Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York City. My preparation for this work took about three months in which I created a scale model with precise measurements from the space using the existing architecture as my inspiration and my base. With a team of two assistants, the installation of Allotropisms – from the wooden latice to the lighting – took three weeks.

Skylight Vitrine
Skylight Vitrine, 2009

In addition to Allotropisms, I have had site-specific installations in Austria, the Czech Republic, New York City, and the Delano Hotel in Miami, Florida.

Spire will be even larger than Allotropisms and will take three floors of SiTE:LAB in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Previous projects