Baptiste Debombourg, of staple art fame, has just released his latest work: Aerial. “The mind is everything. The material is the servant of spiritual,” is the simple description of the site-specific installation now at the Abbey Brauweiler in Germany, which took 420 hours and two tons of glass to accomplish.
The French artist is known to document all the time and material spent creating each work, asking the rhetorical question, “What if I were the first artist to get paid by the hour?” This would be quite something for Baptiste, whose eye-catching works tend to be larger than life, both in galleries, outdoor sites, and in public spaces. A majority of his works (also seen here) focus on shattered glass and other elements, playing with the opposing ideas of construction and deconstruction.
“Destruction, like construction, is a human expression and a paradox of life because it is can be both good and evil. My personal point of view is that destruction is inevitably linked to repair.”