Year — 2014
Originally commissioned by dOCUMENTA (13), Transition 2012 is a large public sculpture permanently installed alongside the N34 highway in Drenthe, the Netherlands. The work borrows its title from a cinema term, indicating a technique of film editing by which scenes or shots are combined. In general, transitions are used to express tone or mood, suggest the passage of time, juxtapose two or more scenes, or separate parts of the narrative. Passing through this tunnel sculpture also proposes a theatrical act, where one either leaves from or appears on stage. Transition 2012 evokes a sense of suspense and a possibly a promise, like the moment when we close our eyes to make a wish, hoping, and at times even expecting, things to change, or our imaginings to become real and that, against all odds, reality has been magically altered.
Materials: EPS, Polyurea, wood, metal, concrete, paint
Dimensions: Radius: 460 cm; cylinder height: 240 cm
— July 20, 2020 —
Together with MLA+ Architecture, Planning and Consultancy, PolyLester was invited to design landmark architecture. We were not shortlisted, but got pretty far. Here some results.
— 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.
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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