Marinus Boezem

Air-Object, 1966

Air Object, which is 2 metres high, is a sculpture made of rubber tyres painted pink, inflated with air and superposed, set directly on the ground.  The apparently unstable tyres refuse any strict, straight alignment.  “I am concerned by the movement of air—it has the appearance of freedom and space, it needs nothing, it wants nothing.  Anyone can experiment with it.  Like a balloon summoned to take flight, sucked up towards the sky, Air Object rises up like an ephemeral and light weight obelisk, at once monumental—a column formed by the repetition of one and the same module—and anti-monumental—through the incongruous aspect of the pale pink colour of the tyres. 

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