Jim Lambie: vinyl tape installation
Jim Lambie‘s playful and imaginative work in collage, installation and sculpture creates an immediate visual impact and shows his interest in the psychology of space and colour. Using materials such as glitter, paint, mirror and vinyl tape, he assembles, alters and embellishes rooms and ordinary objects such as chairs, clothes, doors and posters.
Lambie’s work reflects his everyday surroundings and makes sharp-eyed references to aspects of contemporary society whilst letting us get close to his working processes and experiments carried out in his studio.
Zobop (1998) is one of his best-known works. It has been made for numerous displays and exists in many different versions. Each one is unique in its response to the architectural footprint of a given area. It consists of different widths of colour or monochrome adhesive vinyl tape, which is applied directly to a floor.
Building from an initial line that winds round the very edge of the room, Zobop creates an optical effect of movement and a sense of melting or merging space. These works fill a room but also provide a surface for Lambie’s sculpture to stand on.
Jim Lambie (born 1964 in Glasgow) studied Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art (1990–94). He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2005. Solo exhibitions include: The Modern Institute, Glasgow; Pier Arts Centre, Orkney; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Inverleith House, Edinburgh; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow. Group exhibitions include: 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014); and Venice Biennale (2003).
Images courtesy of Jim Lambie