Vorticity, Anibal Catalan
Demiurge worked with artist, Anibal Catalan to fabricate and install Vorticity, a piece designed specifically for the Terminal C expansion at the Denver International Airport. Tracing the rocky mountains dramatic profile and the Denver Airports unique tented architecture, Catalan created an installation comprised of eleven identical clusters each containing elements of angle, rod, painted panels and tubular shaped LEDs. The pieces were thoughtfully arranged in a spiral-like formation, filling the space on the far west side of the C concourse.
Catalan, from Mexico, is trained as an architect and his work in painting, drawing and installations seems to continue that space-sculpting and space-creating discipline. He depicts the elements of domestic architecture — walls, roofs, dividers, cables, pillars, scaffolding, grids— as if torqued and twisted by external forces, and seen through an exaggerated perspective.