Using pieces of colored vinyl tape, the Scottish artist is crafting one of his signature staircases in the show house entry
Using pieces of colored vinyl tape, Scottish artist Jim Lambie transforms humble staircases into dazzling masterpieces. To begin each new work, which Lambie calls “Zobop”—a repetitive pattern using seven to nine rotating hues—he first outlines the widest possible edge, typically starting where the floor meets the wall. From here, he alternates widths for his lines, mixing up thin strips with those that are a couple of inches thick until he reaches the center of each space.
The first example of this series was done in 1999 during a solo exhibition at the Showroom in London. Since then, he has added his signature colorful touch to the Royal Academy in London, the Modern Institute in Glasgow, and this summer, the entryway of the Galerie House of Art and Design, where he has used a special custom color palette of pinks and oranges that reflect the hues of sunsets in the Hamptons.
The Galerie House of Art and Design will kick off with a VIP event on August 5, with public viewings taking place from August 7 through September 6. Click here to view the full list of participating galleries and artists.