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URBAN CRYSTALS

City kaleidoscopes

Photo by Maciej Lulko

“Urban Crystals are objects that I call «urban kaleidoscopes». They work as reflective devices. Left side is reflected on the right, top reflects the bottom. A framework is created in which certain important axes, important buildings, and important architecture are emphasized”, Oskar Zięta says about his sculptural group of three Crystals forms.

urban frames

Photo by Grzegorz Stępniewski

Urban Crystals

Photo by Grzegorz Stępniewski

urban frames

Photo by Marta Więcek

The sculpture was created for the Design Pavilion, which in partnership with NYCxDESIGN and Times Square Alliance, aimed to celebrate New York city by presenting a special city-wide installation of hope, with a Time Square hub, titled „Open to the Sky”. It consists of three slender crystal-like forms that create a vertical sculptural group climbing to the sky and opening the new perspectives for urban visions.

Photo by Maciej Lulko

Photo by Maciej Lulko

Photo by Maciej Lulko

Photo by Maciej Lulko

Photo by Maciej Lulko

Urban Crystals is a variation on the Crystals form developed in 2018 – multidimensional shapes with strong, dynamic angles and swingeing contrasts of increasing planes and openwork cutouts. Through their simple yet defined form they tell a story of sculptural minimalism, of focusing on the material and of craftsman passion. At the same time they constitute a framework for other stories: about the urban landscape and nature, as well as about a man framed by abstraction.