Are you a designer? The correct answer is ‘yes’, when it comes to Simeon Nelson’s interactive sculptural installation, Systems of Romance II, Paratekton Series. Simeon began his career as an artist in Australia during the 1990s and moved to the UK after finding international success as a contemporary sculptor.
Through his artistic practice, Simeon explores the way in which humans interface with systems of nature, science and technology, and is inspired by the nuances of objects such as tree branches, street directories and the human vascular system.
These concepts are projected through the Paratekton series, as its very purpose is to be designed by its viewer. Paratekton sits on the border between the art and design world. It is a series of curved, furniture-grade plywood planks and metal hardware that can be deconstructed and reconstructed in any way that the observer chooses.
The uniqueness of this design-artwork stems from the idea that both its structure and concept is analogous.
You can buy Paratekton through Ryan Renshaw gallery by visiting them in Fortitude Valley or contacting them here.
Ryan Renshaw Gallery