Klutsis Spatial Construction Large Acrylic
An acrylic moving sculpture inspired by the Spatial Construction designed by constructivist Gustav Klutsis
Once out of the box, the Spatial Construction becomes a living part of the environment - you can hang it from a string, reshape it newly, display it as a decorative Constructivist sculpture, or experiment with other interactions. The emptiness and mobility of the sculpture allow the creation of unique images and shadow projections.
The original sketch of this wooden tribute was drawn in 1921 by Gustav Klutsis, and sought to welcome the upcoming new wave of space usage and geometrical applications for the public buildings to be raised in the Soviet Russia of the time.
Similar to Malevich's suprematist Arkitektons, the Spatial Construction was designed with the possibility of morphing shape and changing structure quickly, allowing multiple possibilities of creation for the artist. We have respected this by separately aligning the two concentric rectangular sheets inside the outer structure, which enables the user to move and arrange the center of gravity of the sculpture as desired, symmetrically, emptied, or fully furnished with all its parts.
Made from acrylic material, lightweight and resistant with a slight elasticity to it.
49 x 12 x 12 cm /
19.3 x 4.7 x 4.7 in
700 g /
semitransparent laser cut methacrylate
Acclaimed for his spatial constructions, as well as for his designs of practical structures like kiosks, tribunes, and radio-orators, Gustav Klutsis (Latvia, 1895-1938) became a professor of colour theory at the constructivist school VKhUTEMAS (Higher State Artistic-technical Workshops) in 1924. As well as being an accomplished constructivist, by the early 1920s Klutsis had become a pioneering developer of photomontage - work for which he is also known.