Red Overture by Paul Clemence

Artisanal wood finishes and cutting edge photo printing come together for a sneak-peek of photo-artist Paul Clemence upcoming installation “Red Interlude” that will take place at the next Venice Architecture Biennale . Exclusively for WantedDesign, Clemence has created “Red Overture”, a mirage-like setting that will bring a spatter of bright vermillion onto the historic wooden floors of Industry City. Using a photo taken at the famous red pool above the Hotel Unique (designed by architect Ruy Ohtake) in São Paulo, Brazil , Clemence will create an over size print ( produced by Flavorpaper) that will carpet portion of the mezzanine floor, giving it a jolt of energy and excitement to the area where some of the WantedDesign/Brooklyn agenda will take place. To literally set the stage for these events, Clemence joined forces with Oscar Ono wood manufacturer to create a floating “island” of irregular geometry above the red waters depicted on the photo. “This project is about creating an allegorical water bridge between Venice and São Paulo”, says the photographer. “It’s about that dreamy quality of Venice blending with forward thinking design. And the Oscar Ono woods fits in perfectly with that concept, mixing the warm feel of traditional craftmanship with a flowing aesthetic.”

Clemence-Red Overture-visualization by Gabriel  Miranda-WD

For the Venice edition of the installation, head to Palazzo Bembo ( May 28-November 27) for the exhibit “Time Space Existence”, presented by Global Art Affairs Foundation.

This project is supported by Flavorpaper and OscarOno.