Commisioners —Konstradet, Stockholm, Sweden
Year — 2013
Each sheet is carefully shaped by hand. They are suspended from the ceiling by wires. Lester was also inspired by Paul Veroude’s disassembled Formula 1 cars with the parts hung in mid-air, like an expression of a captured fraction of a second.
TWIRL embodies layer upon layer of transformations over space, time, and form. The landscape in an Eastern 1830s woodcut has become a photo of a dreary Western no man’s land in modern times, which in turn has stepped out of two-dimensionality into three-dimensionality, denuded of landscape and all previous references. The only thing revealing the spiralling motion and volume of the strong gust is the white sheets of paper.
Blank sheets. Tabula rasa. An unmarked slate. An empty page. A paper waiting to be filled. Thoughts, words to be formulated and printed.
The desire to fill the blank page with new ideas, theories, formulas, solutions, answers. A new story. A new life. A new world?
TWIRL is a wind, whirling white leaves, empty pages. TWIRL is dreams and hopes. TWIRL is everything you want and can be.
— September 9, 2016 —
Have a look at designboom!
— July 6, 2016 —
Read about Aura Utrecht @ Public Works (only in Dutch).
— April 29, 2016 —
Vayu Vatu wind harps are exhibited at the Nuit Blance in Monaco.
— April 22, 2016 —
The Moveables on DEZEEN same images, more text!
— April 18, 2016 —
Have a look at designboom
— March 16, 2016 —
Tomorrow 17th of March from 17:00 finally the opening of the renovated Genieloods.
— October 23, 2015 —
PolyLester wins competition for artistic renovation sound wall in Bergen op Zoom, NL.
— September 30, 2015 —
Lustwarande Live: interview with Gabriel Lester. Follow us, this Sunday, 4th of October 13.30 – 14.30, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art.
— September 22, 2015 —
“Peel #2 Twisted” just landed at recently opened Mamm Medellín (Museo de Art Moderno Medellin) in Colombia.
— September 9, 2015 —
After “Sexappeal” newest PolyLester peel landed in the Netherlands with “Keeping it Peel” at Lustwaranda ’15 Fundament Foundation.
— September 7, 2015 —
Tank you DAFNE for your nice review on Gabriel Lester’s book, Froced Prospective.
— August 21, 2015 —
PolyLester for de Bijenkorf Amsterdam has made an installation of shadow-play and mechanisms seen inside the shop window.
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 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.
P o l y L e s t e r
Ottho Heldringstraat 3 unit BG 030
1066 AZ Amsterdam
+31 611 27 49 17 (Lester)
+31 642 12 80 95 (Vledder)