PolyLester Arts & Design

PolyLester is a multidisciplinary design and production studio with over 20 years of experience PolyLester focuses on artworks, films,  public sculptures, architectural interventions,  landscapes, interiors and stage design PolyLester works together with an array of internationally  acclaimed artists, architects, designers, thinkers  and producers of contemporary culture PolyLester is based in Amsterdam, known around the world and available throughout  the universe

Aura Utrecht — Public Works Utrecht, NL

Aura Utrecht

Commisioners — Public Works Utrecht, NL

Year — 2016

Architecture & Light

Aura Utrecht is commissioned by Public Works, an initiative of the Foundation Kunst in het Stationsgebied, in collaboration with the city of Utrecht.

Colorful and playful curtains form an oasis and an energy field in the traffic buzz of the city. The transparent shutters shelter and frame a moment in space and time with an aura of light. Situated on top of the ‘Jaarsbeurstrappen’ at Utrecht Central Station in The Netherlands, welcoming those who pass by, is Aura, a tripod sculpture supporting cylindrical stages defined by colorful, see-through curtains. Each of the three spaces proposes a site where a grand theatrical spot highlights an urban stage and terrace. From the inside looking out, the world becomes tainted in an array of complementing colors. Looking from the outside in, the stages appear lit by a magical limelight, signaling the transition between the central train station and the West side of the city. Here everyone is invited to become an actor and spectator of the public space, or to just take a pause and enjoy the play of movement and light while eating a sandwich or enjoying the view.

News

Gabriel Lester Featured @ Paris International

— October 15, 2018 —

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Gabriel Lester work to be featured at Paris International, check it out!

Neck of the Woods @ Lek Art

— October 11, 2018 —

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Our piece ‘Neck of the Woods’ was recently exhibited at Lek Art, we hope you enjoyed it!

The Conditioning @ Busan Biennale 2018

— October 1, 2018 —

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The Conditioning (2018), our latest site-specific installation for the Busan Biennale pursues a more sober but no less immersive critique of architectural space, and politics. Read More.

Trek @ South London Gallery

— September 24, 2018 —

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New piece Trek, an artwork about the politics of migration was installed last Saturday for the South London Gallery on Pelican Estate. “When seen from the block above this group of sculptures, coloured to resemble birds of paradise, are designed to appear as if they are being blown in the wind. From the ground they will look like foreign bodies in motion, alien newcomers passing through the Pelican Estate” 

Read about the piece HERE Installed 15/09/18

Void-Non-Void @ Designboom

— April 3, 2018 —

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One of our latest projects Void-Non-Void is featured on Designboom.

Read the full article HERE.

Nucleus

— March 7, 2018 —

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Nucleus, a commissioned indoors pavilion will open soon at the inauguration exhibition of Tai Kwun

 

Locomotion in Oslo soon to be inaugurated.

— March 7, 2018 —

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Eleven sculptures for the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

Light in the shopwindow of Pelican Studio

— March 7, 2018 —

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Via PolyLester by Pawel Szubert - a first instalment of light in the shopwindow of the Pelican Studio. A series of interventions curated by PolyLester.
Next: Lennart de Neef

Restoration Elevating Witte de With

— March 7, 2018 —

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After ten years a general maintenance and restoration on Elevating Witte de With is completed. A moment to celebrate.

Dates and times will follow soon.

sneak peek : LOCOMOTION in the snow

— February 26, 2018 —

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PolyLester to retouch the Martini Banners.

— February 19, 2018 —

It was time for a new jacket! Soon in RGB, the banners revived.

MARTINI NEW

Void – Non – Void @ NDSM wharf

— February 6, 2018 —

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Photos by: Canssander Eeftinck Schattenkerk

Since friday 2 February, you can see the lightwork Void-Non-Void by Gabriel Lester at the NDSM-wharf. A light sculpture placed on a wide empty square in the middle of the NDSM-terrain, which makes both light and darkness a penetrating sensory experience. A tribute to on and off.

In a city filled with light like Amsterdam, darkness is scarce. But at the NDSM-wharf, it can still be pretty dark. From the dark shore of the IJ, the NDSM brings you one of the most beautiful views on the city, with thousands of lights sparkling on the other side. Void-Non-Void is a artwork that makes darkness sensible. White light flickers against the inside and the outside of the six bij three meters high walls. In the blink of an eye the object changes from a white cube, to a block box, from a empty shell to a filled core and from a blind spot to a penetrating after-image.

About

PolyLester – established by Gabriel Lester and Martine Vledder in 2013 – is a studio focusing on art, public sculptures, architectural interventions, landscape, interior design, stage design etc etc.

Featuring commissioned artworks and designs by Gabriel Lester since 2001, as well as an array of collaborations with architectural offices, graphic designers, art and applied arts professionals, PolyLester aims to propose a diverse and articulated portfolio.

Based in Amsterdam, available in the rest of the world.

Contact

P o l y L e s t e r

Ottho Heldringstraat 3 unit BG 030

1066 AZ Amsterdam

www.polylester.com

info@polylester.com

+31 611 27 49 17  (Lester)

+31 642 12 80 95 (Vledder)