Roxy Paine creates stainless-steel trees, faux fields of poppies and mushrooms, and robotic machines that make monochromatic art.
Studying nature intently, Paine turns reproductive and developmental patterns into an understandable language and growth process that can be recreated by both man and machine. The conflicts between these two approaches give his art an existential edge that questions the relationship between nature and technology, while providing exciting new results.
Check out his rooftop show at the Met, view his gallery page, watch a video profile, read an interview, and buy his new Prestel monograph.
Top image: Roxy Paine, Maelstrom (detail), 2009, stainless steel; Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery; Photograph: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Teresa Christiansen