Points of Contention, Jonathan Latiano’s installation, is an explosion of what appears to be crystalline growth from the wooden floorboards of a gallery in the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore. It’s actually made from PVC pipes, and Styrofoam. Jonathan Latiano‘s work explores the tension created by the presence of fragility and the temporary and the viewer’s own contextual relationship to the art and the space it inhabits.
As an installation sculptor, Latiano is interested in where elements of his art are physically and metaphorically beginning and ending. Site-specificity and architectural intervention are vital factors in his work, dictating the wide range of materials and techniques that he employs.
“The pieces that I create contrast abstracted human intuition with the reality of our natural environment. I strive to emphasise the areas that exist in-between the boundaries of defined regions. My work, in many ways, is my own personal attempt to understand my place in the physical universe. I find the poeticism and concepts of the natural universe simultaneously fascinating, beautiful and unsettling,” Latiano explains.
Project: Points of contention
Location: Baltimore, USA
Designer: Jonathan Latiano, Baltimore, USA
Technical info: PVC pipes and Styrofoam
Picture credits: Max Streicker