Surreal Tree Branches Sprout Out from Indoor Support Beams


Baitogogo is a half-sculptural, half-architectural installation by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira that presents a surreal growth of tree branches out of white columns. The São Paulo-based artist's piece offers a unique perspective of indoor design while reminding viewers of the materials used for construction. He presents a structural and organic fusion that plays with one's sense of space.

Having installed this incredible site-specific piece at Palais de Tokyo in Paris earlier this year, the exhibit states, "Creating a spectacular and invasive Gordian Knot, Henrique Oliveira plays with Palais de Tokyo’s architecture, allowing a work that combines the vegetal and the organic to emerge. The building itself becomes the womb that produces this volume of 'tapumes' wood, a material used in Brazilian towns to construct the wooden palisades that surround construction sites."

Check out the behind the scenes "making of" video, below, to get a better idea of the installation's structural composition.








Photo credit: André Morin
Henrique Oliveira website

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Tags: Baitogogo, Henrique Oliveira, architecture, art, design, installation, sculpture

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