Designed to ‘Make a Statement’
Once it was true to say that art installations within different parts of a home or development served to provide interest in a cohesive way, namely a series of different images designed to form a collective focus for the viewer’s eye. Now, however, the emphasis is on what is termed as statement art, a giant piece there to boldly set the tone for what happens within the room or space and how it is perceived by its audience.
Statement art commands your attention immediately on entering the space in which it is situated. It can be used in a variety of ways: for instance, it serves to show off a particular feature, such as a piece of furniture or a staircase; or as a distinguishing mark between different focal points, say to separate a dining area from an open-plan living space. It can function just as well in highlighting a large area as a limited space, where it can give the illusion of making that space feel larger and add a few inches to its ceiling if positioned correctly.
Lobbies of corporate buildings and other large developments are often giant expanses of space and can be undoubtedly in need of the impactful nature of a piece of statement art to prevent them feeling cold or uncomfortable to the many people coming and going during the day for hours at a time. In this way, it is incumbent on designers to use all elements of their work – paint, furniture, architectural elements, as well as art – to turn such vast areas into inviting spaces and environments.
Probably the most common perception of statement art is that which can be found in public places, notably giant sculptures or statues. The impact of such pieces is manifold: it can act as a public gathering point; be seen as something to create a sense of attachment to a community and it can even be a clarion call for tourists to come from far and wide just to take it in. Statement art of such magnitude allows planners the opportunity to create something controversial, a talking point which can divide as well as unite, on a local and national level, as to its artistic merit or its tastefulness.
Luminaire Arts has many examples of statement art from its expanding portfolio of creative talent, to be found in situ and commissioned for some of the most prestigious hotel and other projects around the UK in the last few years. The newly refurbished Claridges and the boutique hotel, 11Cadogan Gardens in London, have been adorned in the lobbies and lounge areas by Isobel’s original material-based artwork; the abstract expressionism of Henrietta and statement pieces by many other artists have been matched to great effect in Hertfordshire’s Sopwell House, while Eddie’s stunning leaf sculpture of is a major feature on the huge atrium wall in the showpiece St Paul’s Hotel, Sheffield.
Whether you are a developer, art lover or collector, Luminaire Arts is the place to satisfy your desire for quality and impact-making statement art for every requirement, from residential homes all the way up to public buildings and outdoor spaces. All these different needs can be serviced by Luminaire Arts roster of creative talent gathered from all over the world.