New York and Zurich-based artist Urs Fischer’s entropic sculptures and installations blows apart people’s expectations of what to expect at a gallery. Last year’s installation, You, at Gavin Brown was a 38-foot-by-30-foot crater dug into the gallery floor. His huge, ambitious works seem frantic and impulsive despite the immense planning and meticulous execution they often require. His mockery of physics, and the enormous scale and shock-and-awe quality of his work suggest the god-like potency of an artist, at least within a gallery space.
We asked Australian designer and illustrator, Jane Abma, to tell us about an artist whose work she really admires right now. This is what she had to say: ‘While wandering the streets of the inner West of Sydney, I stumbled across one of the most original street artists I have encountered in some time. Local artist Will Coles glues his intriguing concrete installations of mobile phones, TV remotes and TVs along alleys and pathways in a way that one has to look closely to discover them. I appreciate his works not necessarily because of the message he may or may not be trying to communicate, but simply because they provoke one to take more notice of the little things that often go completely under the radar’