Entangled – wood, electric wires, pvc pipes, canvas, metallic paint, 34x16x15in 2019
Cascading Facades No.1 & No.2 – 72x42x42in, wood, aluminum, paint & resin, 2018
“Urbanism” is a purely abstraction sculpture which will intuitively generate a structural relationship of light and space by working with ordinary daily materials. The multi-colored sculpture represents the multiculturalism of both South Florida as well as the visitors who come. As beautiful as each individual piece and person is, the sculpture shows that together the whole together is even more beautiful than the individual pieces.
Florida’s beautiful sunlight plays a major role when viewing the sculpture and will give different impressions during daylight, twilight and evening light. The aluminum material will reflect the light and help to define and control as well as give new ways of seeing the sculpture from different angles at different times of day.
The sculpture works with entangled architectural materials and ordinary modern household objects and shapes. Visitors will be invited to walk around the sculpture. What one sees when viewed from different angles will see different shapes and become part of the viewer’s experience.
The structure of the sculpture is based on repeated geometric shapes in different sizes, juxtaposed and tumbling towards the base. The sculptures are inspired by bare building frameworks of skeleton-like apartment buildings, a depiction of the falling facades, windows, doors, balconies, railings and debris that make it almost intact despite the collapsed structures.
The creator, Tony Khawam, is a Syrian-American visual artist. The subject of his recent work was influenced by complex social and cultural differences that impact ordinary people in urban settings. The human figure along with geometric and organic shapes are evident in his recent paintings and sculptures.
Mr. Khawam’s work showcases, and his proposed project seeks to construct a vision of contemporary techniques and styles in both paintings and sculptures. His painting technique incorporates spontaneity and the rapid execution of expressionist strokes to capture the essence of the urban scene in a semi-abstraction style that utilizes forms, lines, and colors to suggest movements that evoke beauty, anger, happiness and spirituality.
The sculpture prototype is a human-sized structure constructed of wood, screws, aluminum paint, electric wires, twisted rods, plastic tubes and pvc pipes. Currently Mr. Khawam is planning on construct a 14 foot tall sculpture using manufactured rectangular tube aluminum, twisted rods, plastic tubes and pvc pipes.
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2017 art installation in Mizner Park, Boca Raton, Florida.
Art Installation Proposals
Installation art is an artistic genre of three-dimensional works that often are site specific and designed to transform the perception of a space. Generally, the term is applied to interior spaces, whereas exterior interventions are often called public art; however, the boundaries between these terms overlap.
Installation art proposals include hand built tents easy to assemble, wrapped with raw canvas to suggest refugee tents. Collage of Aleppo Urban Landscapes paintings printed on the outside of the canvas tent to withstand the rain. My suggestion for viewing installation art is to assemble two tents on a backdrop of an urban scene which adds to the drama while viewers walking around and experiencing the installation in both daylight and night time with proper flood lighting. The collage paintings are not limited to gallery walls and can be seeing flat or on an angle in a gallery or in public space.