Tomás Saraceno often attracts attention with his installations, which defy gravity and introduce fabulous architectural utopias. Saraceno initially trained as an architect and, inspired by science fiction and nature’s geometric shapes such as cobwebs, soap bubbles, and cloud formations, he often questions the lifestyle of modern man. His works are commonly futuristic in character, articulating an increasingly alternative and sustainable approach to our surroundings. Saraceno frequrently collaborates with scientific organisations and formerly did a stint as artist in residence at NASA.
Omega Centauri 3.9, 2018
Stainless steel, black wire, mirror panels
Omega Centauri is the name of the biggest star cluster in the Milky Way visible to the naked eye. The figure 3.9 denotes the ’apparent magnitude’ – a scale used to measure how much light an astronomical object emits from the Earth’s perspective.