Video> Mayne Gets Artsy & Art-itecture Round Up

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Thom Mayne explains his art (still from Form video)

Thom Mayne explains his art (still from Form video)

LA starchitect Thom Mayne recently took some time to share his art/sculpture with our friends at Form magazine. The three-dimensional pieces reveal his love for investigating hard-edged metallic shards, architectural movement, faceted surfaces, hovering forms and general chaos; all major forces in his architecture.

It makes us think of the other architects who are also sculptors, and just what the difference is between architecture and sculpture these days anyway? (Since software does so much of the heavy lifting now, many would say there isn’t any difference.) Here are a few of our other favorites, whose art often informs, and sometimes mirrors, their architecture:

Santiago Calatrava

Calatrava's "Mother and Child"

Zaha Hadid

Hadid's "Aura" at the 2008 Venice Bienale

Frank Gehry

Gehry's Sculpture Study, Leslie Feely Fine Art

Maya Lin

Maya Lin's "What Is Missing?" California Academy of Sciences.

Oscar Niemeyer

Niemeyer's Dois Candangos Monument, Brasilia

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