Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Gabriel Dawe - Mixed Media & Installation Artist

Gabriel Dawe
Mixed Media & Installation Artist

          Gabriel Dawe is an installation artist who creates site specific designs which explore fashion, architecture and the human need for shelter.  He has a bachelors degree in graphic design and an mfa from the University of Texas.  His work has been featured in Sculpture magazine and as the cover of the 12th edition of Art Fundamentals published by McGraw-Hill, along with many other publications.
          I love the way Gabriel's work is so interactive with the viewer and built on the surroundings.   Light is a big factor in Gabriel's designs, it really defines the way the colors and patterns are perceived and interact with each other.  I really like how simple, theoretically his designs are; just a bunch of colored strings.  But they are so much more than just that.  It looks like Gabriel is able to control the intensity and vibrancy of the color by the proximity of the threads to each other.  The closer they are, the brighter they appear.  The further apart, the duller the hue.  I wonder though, how does he get them all so taught and straight?  It's probably one of the many secrets of his trade.
          Make sure to check out Gabriel's extensive portfolio where he has some amazing photos of his work.  Hopefully at some point I will be able to see one of his installations in real life.    

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