R1 – Sound Of Light

This new piece created by R1 entitled “Sound of Light” consists of 1000 CD’s that were installed on a derelict, abandoned farm house. The artwork interacts in connection with the light of the sun. When the sun reflects on the CD’s, they re-direct a spectrum of dynamic, neon-like colours that change as one moves position. The CD installation was strategically placed in an open landscape (facing west) to capture the sunlight as it mirrors back a magnificent ‘sound’ of colour. The temporary artwork was installed in one day and dismantled the day after. Video and more images after the jump!

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R1 – Hidden Trophy

South African street artist R1 created a new work

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is made out of 100 reflective chevron street signs. The signs have been assembled in a colour scheme that forms one singular mandala. The hypnotic colourful design within the circle (in its blue outline) hides the image of a blue wildebeest. The piece is influenced by African craftwork designs usually found in bowls and plates. The artwork has been placed at a T-junction. When cars drive passed it, it illuminates at night. Location: New Doornfontein, Johannesburg / Dimensions: 5 meter X 5 meter / 2015.

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