Jason DeCaires-Taylor … amazing!
The Museo Atlántico by British-Guyanese sculptor and environmentalist Jason DeCaires Taylor, is reviewed here by Avantika Shankar for Architectural Digest (India).
While most museums take great pains to preserve their works of art, there are some artists who create art specifically so that it may be irreparably altered by its environment. Underwater museums, for example, comprise of sculptures that over time are entirely taken over by the aquatic ecosystem. And that’s entirely the point.
Europe’s first underwater museum, the Museo Atlántico, opened in the waters off the Spanish island of Lanzarote last month. It features sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor, whose works have been known to fill other underwater museums around the world—Cancun, the Bahamas and Antilles. His sculptures are usually of human figures, at times engaged in seemingly mundane activities like taking a selfie or riding a see-saw. Other sculptures are darker—figures in dramatic poses, their emotions simultaneously…
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