French artist Vincent Dubourg’s metallic furniture pieces that appear to be frozen midway through exploding are being exhibited at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in New York City. For the artist’s first solo show in the US, Vortex, four new pieces will be presented alongside four older works across the Midtown Manhattan gallery’s two floors.
They include an addition to his Inner Vortex series, first created in 2013, which features items that look as if they are being sucked into a vortex – a mass of whirling fluid or air. A buffet version joins two other cabinets, all with squares of aluminium arranged like they are flying off the furniture but held frozen in time. Dubourg, who frequently works with metal to create deconstructed furniture, described the natural process that informed the designs.