Angela Bulloch (born 1966 in Rainy River, Ontario, Canada) presents her third exhibition Pentagon Principle at Galería Helga de Alvear in Madrid.
With the exhibition, Bulloch presents a brand new series of works that have been designed in a virtual three dimensional world on a computer and materialized in nine floor based sculptures, a new series of wall hangings and one video avatar work presented on an iPad.
The sculptures from Pentagon Principle evolve from a virtual image to a physical work, materialized in regular and irregular shapes of the pentagon. Through the distortion and re-arrangement, the work redefines the classical pentagonal figure of the Platonic solids. Several of the sculptures in the exhibition have light emitting from them, an animation that dims up and down in an irregular wave pattern that is hard for the human eye to find or follow.
Beside the sculptures, there are several wall hangings that create the visual illusion of a three-dimensional space, out of two-dimensional visual images of pentagons.
In summary, the primary geometric forms have been continuously explored in Angela Bulloch’s works, and we can also brief, that the constants of occidental science are subjected to alterations and irregularities that transform them into the vivid animated sculptural work.
Angela Bulloch has been nominated for the Turner Prize (1997). She has participated in exhibitions at the Guggenheim in New York, The Power Plant in Toronto, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the Serpentine Gallery in London. Recent solo shows of the artist include: Short Big Drama, Witte De With, Rotterdam (2012); Time & Line and Art Award Of City Wolfsburg, Städtische Galerie, Wolfsburg (2011) Angela Bulloch has exhibited in the Venice Biennale, Shanghai, Lyon and Valencia, to name a few.