Atomix by Nike Savvas




Adventures with form in space, the 2006 Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project, considers the richly inventive ways in which contemporary artists use form and colour in their sculptures. It draws together the work of eight Australian artists whose sculptures are essentially abstract, highly imaginative and explore many ideas.

In Nike Savvas’ huge room installation a shimmering haze of vibrating coloured balls suggests the very atoms that are the fundamental structural units of all things. This mesmerising work has an extraordinary optical effect as it oscillates within the gallery space, suggestive of a haze of colour over a hot landscape or an abstract painting that has exploded in the exhibition.

9th August to 17th September.
Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Update: More pictures and information about this exhibit here.