“Trinidad and Tobago,” I patiently repeated for the second time.
“What?” She frustratingly retorted.
Acclaimed T&T artist Guy Beckles debuts his kinetic art at Raw Space 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard (between 121 & 120 Streets), Harlem, USA this week.
Beckles premieres his New York City exhibition on Monday as part of HAWT 2013. His works of mobility and kinetic forms have been featured at Trinidad’s National Museum and Art Gallery, as well as at showings in London, Boston, and Toronto, Canada.
An artist of many disciplines, the works featured in this exhibit are all dynamic, moving, beautiful and enthralling. Each blends Beckles’ unique ability to combine engineering and aesthetics which he calls “Guynetics.” With a body of work constructed over his 34 years amassing over 50 pieces, 11 of special merit were selected for this premiere show.
Beckles’ works are playful, whimsical, inspirational and reflect an intrinsic link with the continuous motion of life. The intensity and philosophical impact of all the pieces are found in layers just waiting to be examined and discovered.
The engaging quality of pieces make them ideally suited for places where people congregate or wait. The works are interactive in that each begins its motions when the viewer approaches or is close. The works deserve viewings in spaces that can take full advantage of their worth.
With the support of discerning eyes and supporters, the future of Beckles’ work is sure to be appreciated and enjoyed in museums and public arenas of great merit in months and years to come.
Known as the Caribbean’s foremost kinetic artist, both Harlem and New York City welcome Beckles and look with great anticipation to other opportunities of collaboration.
The Beckles exhibition closes on November 14.