Commissioned by The Future Tense for it's SPECTRA I exhibition, ‘Refractive Monolith’ is a 3D reaction to, or conversation with, Lee Baker’s recent paintings, which combine vivid colour and extreme perspectives to ‘build’ fantastical meta-cities against a stormy backdrop of ashen clouds and pending darkness.
Utilising approximately 10 thousand metres of acrylic yarn, Baker has occupied the space with this imposing architectural monolith, forcing its false perspective upon the viewer.
As with Baker’s paintings the joyous colors give a reassuring sense of security, while at the same time the spectrum of laser-like yarn represents the volatile infrastructure and relative weakness of buildings. The gray walls serve to both enhance the colors whilst also alluding to a looming catastrophe.
via Art Agenda