Marcus Tremonto for Moss NY 'Make Me' exhibition

published in: Design, Exhibitions By Apostolos Mitsios, 06 October 2010

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Marcus Tremonto is a usual Yatzer suspect and after his magnificent work for Kidrobot and his customized, brighter than ever Munnies (see our Lightbotz special) strikes back with his latest creations for Moss gallery New York. This time Marcus presents for the “Make me” exhibition four limited edition lighting sculptures (Flor, Pipe Spill, Spill II and Steam), inspired by his original Spill series, created in 2008 and first exhibited in Zurich. Marcus’s obsession with comics and popular culture in general is well known, as well as his love to combine it with strong forms and manipulated 2D and 3D images.

Image Courtesy of Marcus Tremonto

The result is some very eye catching sculptures, so retro and so modern at the same time, determined to add a touch of super hero playfulness to your place. Marcus tell us about it: “My work is illustration based in origin, with inspiration from French Pop comics of the 60's, which so well delineated what was necessary to translate the image; the suggestion of a solid form through simple line gesture. By manipulating and exaggerating size and form, the work forces the viewer to re-examine, question and consider the surroundings in which it exists as part of the piece, much like a cell in a comic or frame that tells a story. As with all of my work I want the viewer to interact with what they are experiencing, either by movement or question, thus allowing the relationship to begin between them and the piece.

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What makes those particular works special is the employment of Electroluminescent paper, which consists of an organic material that emit photons (light) when excited by an electric current, sandwiched between two thin layers of plastic. This method of producing light is distinct from standard incandescent lights in that there is no emission of heat. Electroluminescence was first developed in 1960 for use in automotive instrument panel backlighting.

“Make me” exhibition at Moss gallery New York ( 150 Greene Street New York, NY 10012) is held from September 16th until November 13th 2010. Do not miss it!

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About Marcus Tremonto

Artist/designer Marcus Tremonto received international recognition and acclaim for his innovative limited edition "Lightworks" pieces which were exhibited in New York at Phillips De Pury and Company in 2007. Following his one man show he was chosen for the coveted Swarovski Crystal Palace in Milan 2008. He exhibits internationally from Milanʼs Salone del Mobile to The Pavillon des Art et du Design in Paris and during Frieze Art in London; his work is featured in many publications such as The New York Times, Case da Abitare, Domus, Connaisance des Arts and Blueprint.

Founding his New York based design studio, Treluce Studios, with wife and partner Monica Tremonto in 2002, the studio is a collaborative which focuses on product driven concepts based on re-contextualizing,re-purposing and re-imaging traditional designs with new design philosophies. Works range from jewelry and objects to furniture and lighting.

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    francesca | 2010-10-07 18:11:00

    just amazing!

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    francis | 2010-12-16 13:28:43

    loved your blog , i really like limited editions, Marcus Tremonto is a genius indeed! I subscribe to several names in design, and there are very good things in limited editions and luxury design, such us Marc Newson , Boca do Lobo, Matthew Hilton, Marteen baas , etc , see you soon.

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