Desert Riser
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Jonathan Trayte

Desert Riser

“Quirky” – it’s a word with an unfairly low reputation. Also a word that gets thrown around the British designer Jonathan Trayte quite a bit. When you stop to think about it, though – and Trayte’s work is an ideal prompt to do just that – quirks are downright fascinating: little sideways slides from the expected, the sort of thing that makes a person or an object worth knowing. They give a place its charm, a story its atmosphere. Trayte’s objects are, essentially, quirks in physical form. Each reminds you of things you’ve seen before, transformed through color and composition into an unforgettable new concoction. In the sculptural lamp Desert Riser, elements that recall a mad scientist’s lab from a B Movie nestle within geologically suggestive forms. It is an island, a whole little world, unto itself.

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Artist
Jonathan Trayte
Material
Painted bronze, stainless steel, foam, polymer compound, pigments, crushed marble, sand, flock, neon, light fitting
Contributing Gallery
Friedman Benda
Date
2019
Dimensions
39.5 in × 14.25 in × 14.25 in
100.33 cm × 36.195 cm × 36.195 cm
ID
friedmanjt03-ind01
Image credit: Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Jonathan Trayte
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