Take A Look At Joana Vasconcelos’ Newest Art Masterpiece In Scotland! – Titled “Gateway”, this is a permanent art installation of the Scottish foundation’s sculpture park and is lined with 11,400 hand-painted and hand-painted tiles at the Viúva Lamego factory in Portugal. Find out more about this inspiring project here!
Inspired by who the vibrant tilework, custom made in Portugal, on her own and the Wilsons’ astrological charts, Joana Vasconcelos has created a swimming pool with almost 12 thousand tiles, also known as “Gateway”. The work by the famous Portuguese artist is described as “intimate but expansive” and a “reference to the idea of swimming pools as places that promote the community; an experiential space that is inherently social, playful and shared ”.
This nine-meter structure by Joana Vasconcelos was purposely aligned with a ley line and that “Gateway” represents the astrological chart designed by the artist. According to the Secrets From Portgual magazine, the artist reveals that “Gateway is not just a pool of work; It is a composition of different elements, carefully articulated: the pool and pavilion, surrounded by the black brick floor; the vegetation; the source; and the wrought iron gates punctuating the entrance (Moongate and Sungate).”
From above, the permanent installation reads like a drop of water with six petals, each representing a member of the Wilson family, which founded the estate. The artwork was announced in 2018 as part of a solo exhibition by Joana Vasconcelos at Bonnington House, a 17th-century mansion on the outskirts of Edinburgh, but construction was delayed due to weather conditions.
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Jupiter Artland has a collection of sculptures by contemporary artists, most created specifically for the 40-acre property acquired in 1999 by collectors Robert and Nicky Wilson and includes works by, among others, Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley, Cornelia Parker or Anya. Gallaccio. “We’re connecting the elements, sky, and earth, with water,” explains Joana Vasconcelos to the Architectural Digest magazine.
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