Roxy Paine

Sculptor Roxy Paine's installations can feel like a cross between an alien landscape or a mad-scientist's laboraoty inside of a Twilight Zone episode. Bringing together "science" and the natural world, his surreal and sometimes eerie work has garnered him an elevated place in the pantheon of uber-creative artists who create their own fantastical universes. This monograph - the most comprehensive on the market - expertly surveys nearly 20 years of work.

Since 1989, Roxy Paine has been filling galleries, museums, and sites worldwide with his dark, whimsical installations and sculptures, melding the industrial and the organic to explore manmade and natural systems--and their ramifications. Paine divides his work into categories: "Art Making Machines," mad-scientist mini-factories that produce works of art; "Replicants," replicas of flora and fungi made out of industrial materials; "Fungal Fields," painterly compositions of his fungi sculptures; "Specimen Cases," vitrines filled with his fungal and floral replicas; and "Dendroids," metal tree-like forms. Through these industrial-natural visions, Paine reveals the horror and wonder when science and nature collide.

About The Author

Marc Mayer has been director of the National Gallery of Canada since 2008. Prior to this appointment, he served as director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (2004-08) and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto (1998-2001), as well as deputy director at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City (2001-2004) and curator of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo (1994-98).
Tan Lin is an American poet, author, filmmaker, and professor. Born in Seattle, Washington, he is most notably recognized for his work in "ambient" literature, a style that draws on and samples source material from popular culture.
Roxy Paine was born in 1966 in New York. Since 1989, his work has been exhibited internationally and is included in major public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; San Francisco MoMA; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, among many others. He was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He has permanently sited works at the Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, among other international sites.

  • Publish Date: November 13, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Individual Artists - Monographs
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Electa
  • Trim Size: 8-7/8 x 12
  • Pages: 288
  • US Price: $85.00
  • CDN Price: $115.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6294-8