Born in 1973, Argentina
Lives and works in Frankfurt
Fascinated by ideas of utopia, Tomas Saraceno pushes the conventions of art and architecture to create models for natural micro-systems and communities suspended in the sky, all based on rigorous scientific study and complex geometry. Our hanging sculpture, Galactic Brain Strings, is derived from the Weaire-Phelan model; an idealised mathematical geometry of the kind of foam created from soap bubbles or frothy beer. Structurally speaking, bubbles are ideal small-scale models for his large-scale propositions – as a continuous spherical membrane, the bubble represents a flexible building component that relies on principles of tension to gain stability.
Saraceno’s work has been exhibited worldwide in renowned institutions such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.