Commisioners — Creative Foundation Folkestone, Folkstone, U.K.
Year — 2014
In the context of the 2014 Folkestone Triennial, The Electric Line by Gabriel Lester, reactivates the obsolete, former Oriental Express train track. Leading to a seaside ferry station, this urban terrace made of Chinese bamboo offers a view across the harbour. For this work, parts of the bamboo are cut to become wind chimes, providing the site with an instant, soothing soundtrack, and a tree rises out of the floor, breaking the geometric structure of the observation deck with color and organic form. At night The Electric Line lights up, pulsing with electricity, much like a sound-wave, and simultaneously illuminated the harbour.
The Electrified Line by Gabriel Lester. Folkestone Triennial with friends (plus Antony Gormley hiding behind a bush). #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA
— July 8, 2020 —
— June 24, 2020 —
Polyester has completed Aqua Spectra a landscape of water mirrors at the HQ of furniture manufacturer Ahrend (see image) and is currently awaiting proper documentation – for now some images can be found in the site, sop do enjoy.
— January 10, 2020 —
Some catching up to for 2020. last year was spend wining lost of competitions and some are even soon to be delivered. To start with the last thing we won: Parade a wall with approx 600 3D shapes of fossil fish swimming in a school. each fish has a reflecting eye, forming a starry ensemble of playful dots.
— March 6, 2019 —
— November 26, 2018 —
Our founder Gabriel was recently interviewed by Unseen about a day in the studio, check out the article here
— November 5, 2018 —
During the display of ‘Void Non-Void’ at NDSM in Amsterdam, Gabriel Lester used the hip-hop culture inspired installation as a set for Yung Internet’s new video Binnen. Check out this article to find out more!
— October 15, 2018 —
Gabriel Lester work to be featured at Paris International, check it out!
— October 11, 2018 —
Our piece ‘Neck of the Woods’ was recently exhibited at Lek Art, we hope you enjoyed it!
— October 1, 2018 —
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.
— September 24, 2018 —
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
— April 3, 2018 —
One of our latest projects Void-Non-Void is featured on Designboom.
Read the full article HERE.
— March 7, 2018 —
Nucleus, a commissioned indoors pavilion will open soon at the inauguration exhibition of Tai Kwun
PolyLester – established by Gabriel Lester 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 a.o. Martine Vledder, Arnaud Hendrickx, Jennifer Tee, Richard Niessen, Koen van Velsen architecten, Irma Boom, KRFT, URA, Hangmen, Hella Jongerius, Rem Koolhaas (OMA), Barcode Architects, Monadnock, BeauArchitects, Auguste van Oppen
Based in Amsterdam, available in the rest of the world.
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Ottho Heldringstraat 3 unit BG 030
1066 AZ Amsterdam
+31 611 27 49 17 (Lester)
+31 642 12 80 95 (Vledder)