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Nathan Coley's Floating Text Messages

By: Cowbag - Published: Sep 17, 2008 • References: doggerfisher
These light text installations are by UK artist Nathan Coley. The messaging in these pieces is neither negative nor positive which is one of the things I love about them. I also love that they look really beautiful from a distance, but close up, it is a mess of scaffold.

To understand a little more about these pieces here is an extract from his artists statement come blog:

"Nathan Coley (born Glasgow, 1967, lives and works in Dundee) investigates the social aspects of our built environment in works in a diverse range of media including public and gallery-based sculpture, photography, drawing and video."

Like the artistic equivalent of the swan theory, it's beautiful and serene on top, but under the water, not so much.