Stephen DEAN

single ladder

  • YEAR: 2007
    DIMENSIONS: 264 x 45 x 5 cm
    TECHNICAL: aluminium and dichroic crystal
  • BLACK LADDER

    Black ladder is a mental drawing and a simple structure in space, filled between it’s rungs with the mysteries of pigmentation. Colours vary with the changes of light and your fleeting points of view affect their radiance. From it’s initial conception by the NASA for it’s satellites all the way to the core of precious stones extracted from the earth, the spectrum of diachronic glass mesmerizes. Here, the phenomena disembodies a universal symbol while triggering in our olfactory imagination, the alchemy of oxides.

    Stephan Dean

  • Exhibitions

    - essential art.
  • fever (tsukiji market)

  • YEAR: 2002
    DIMENSIONS: 32 x 32 cm
    TECHNICAL: framed microvideo
    EDITION: 3/5
    DURATION: 1´30´´ loop
  • Appearance fades away. The three silhouettes expand and morph into each other. The contours of reality become a fluid mass. The anonymous and almost abstract vision is structured only by repetitive gestures. Macabre yet colourful, this mechanical ballet exuberantly expresses our most invisible inner selves. Three fishermen unload and kill thousands of small tunas in the Tsukiji market in Tokyo. None of this information is available as the lens only focuses on the thermal diffusion of energy. Paradoxically the strongest physical evidence which remains could be the presence of the nearby body of water, the distinctive scent of the river.

    Stephen Dean

  • Exhibitions

    - Smell colour. Chemistry, art and education
    - reproductibilitat 2.2. colección olorVISUAL
    - smell of Málaga. Olfactory Perceptions of the colección olorVISUAL
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