Takis

  • Takis
    Signal
    Fer, bronze, acier
    177 x 134 cm
    ©Annik Wetter

  • Takis
    Signal
    1976
    ©Annik Wetter

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    Magnetic Wall – the Fourth Dimension
    2000
    Toile peinte et acier
    140 x 280 cm
    ©Annik Wetter

  • Takis
    Magnetic Wall – The Fourth Dimension
    2002
    140 x 280 cm
    ©Annik Wetter

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    Three Magnetic Disks n°5, 1968
    Structure in iron, 3 electromagnetic disks, case in chipboard, mecanic structure integrated
    122 x 34,5 x 7,5 cm

  • Takis
    Télépeinture 1 (Mur Magnétique), 1972
    Acrylic on canvas, metallic elements and magnets
    175 x 130 x 15 cm

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    Plante d’Isis, 1996
    Base, metallic rod, magnetic elements
    Height: 179 cm

  • Takis
    Plante d’Isis, 1996
    Base, metallic rod, magnetic elements
    Height: 177 cm

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    Porte Magnétique, 2003
    Aluminium, magnet and polystyrene
    200 x 60 cm
    Ball: 30 cm (diameter)

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    Sculpture magnétique, 1978
    Iron, magnet, metallic elements, porcelain

  • Takis
    Figure (Iron man), 1954 – 2009
    Bronze
    178 x 26 x 22 cm

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    Signal, 1978
    Iron and bronze, 3 rods
    Height: 325 cm

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    Signal lumineux simple noir, 1966
    Base and rod in metal, lamp
    Height: 332 cm

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    Signal (Stop), 1974
    Iron, steel, electric system and bulb
    Height: 258 cm

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    Boule électro-magnétique, 1968
    Plexiglas, electromagnet, ball in cork
    Base: 60 cm (diameter)
    Ball: 30 cm (diameter)

  • Takis
    Fleur, 1954 – 2004
    Bronze
    18 x 9 x 8,5 cm

  • Takis
    Plante d’Isis, 1996
    Base, metallic rod, magnetic elements
    Height: 210 cm

  • Takis
    Signal éolien, 2006
    Iron and steel
    Height: 413 cm
    Stature: 600 cm

Born in Athens and based in Paris since the 1950s, Takis set about exploring magnetic field energy in his work. Working in proximity with his contemporaries of the New Realism movement, he integrated light and music in combination with the use of magnets into his sculptural practice. A tireless experimenter and “intuitive savant”, Takis has continuously sought to capture cosmic energy by combining art and science. As a contemporary plastician, his work is grounded in a sculptural tradition that spans archaic Greek sculpture and Giacometti on the one hand and the rejects of technology on the other. Fascinated by the “scientific magic” at the core of inventions (he even registered a number of industrial patents), Takis is also a science philosopher, regularly drawing inspiration from the great ancestors of pre-Socratic philosophy, Hippocratic medicine, and Ancient Egypt.

Extract of the Takis Champs Magnétiques exhibition press release, Palais de Tokyo, 2015. Curator Alfred Pacquement

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