December 6, 2022


Art Is Experience

Bulbous Inflatable Installations by Steve Messam Interact with Historic Architecture and Landscapes


#general public artwork
#Steve Messam

October 5, 2022

Kate Mothes

“Spiked” (2021). All photographs © Steve Messam, shared with authorization

U.K.-based mostly artist Steve Messam is recognized for his inventive interventions in the landscape, reinterpreting historical monuments, properties, or rural parts with bold, ephemeral installations. Often inflated, his will work reimagine or disrupt perceptions of our environment and impact how persons move all over and as a result of them. Dazzling colours and placing sorts that jut from colonnades, facades, and river banks prompt viewers to contemplate their relationships to the constructed surroundings.

As section of BlowUp Art Den Haag, a three-week outside exhibition that includes huge-scale, non permanent, inflatable artworks all over The Hague, the artist has unveiled new do the job marking two noteworthy locations. For a single, a bronze statue of William I, or Willem de Oranje, who established the Netherlands as an unbiased nation, a tube of environmentally friendly spikes playfully encircles the monument, transforming the ambiance of the major sq. it overlooks.

You can uncover far more perform on Messam’s site and Instagram.


“Oranje,” (2022). Image by Pim Prime / Hague & Companions

Left: “Bridged” (2021). Right: “Multiform*” (2022)

“Portico” (2022)

“Oranje.” Image by Pim Best / Hague & Partners

“Tunnel,” (2022). Picture by Pim Best / Hague & Companions

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#Steve Messam


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