As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

Dose # 60: PENCILS 6 – Tayou’s Giant Outdoor Pencils

Today, we’ll learn about the point artist Tayou makes with his giant sharp coloured pencils…

Dose # 55-61- PENCILS

Dose #60:
PENCILS 6-  Pascale Marthine Tayou‘s REVERSE CITY

About Reverse City: “Rows of giant pencils hanging from thick beams appear in Matsudai Joyama. On each pencil is written the name of one of the countries of the world. The giant pencils are variously colored; some are short, some are tall. This town of pencils is fixed into a stainless steel frame and hovers, detached from Nature, at a height of about two meters. Suspended upside-down, the points of this colorful city are aimed at human visitors who, looking up at it, feel both awed and threatened.” – Galleria Continua

Spotted at: Echigo-Tsumari Art Field

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Echigo-Tsumari Art Field

Art by Pascale Marthine Tayou
Photography by Takenori Miyamoto + Hiromi Seno

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Art by Pascale Marthine Tayou
Photography by Takenori Miyamoto + Hiromi Seno
Learn more about Echigo-Tsumari Art Field 

Watch this video and learn more about the creative genius that is Pascale Marthine Tayou (born in Cameroon; based in Belgium)

A Little About Pascale: 
“Pascale Marthine Tayou was born in 1967 in the Cameroonian capital, Yaoundé. Fearing becoming a link in the chain of his country’s corrupt system, he prematurely broke off his law studies and turned his hand to fine art, deciding to teach himself. Since 1994, the artist has appeared in exhibitions with his many drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations. After spending several years in Stockholm and Paris, he now lives and works mostly in Belgium. His works are an attempt to redefine postcolonial culture and see the experiences he has gathered in Europe closely entwined with themes from his home in Africa.” Read more on WKT


The creative genius Pascale Marthine Tayou
Image via WKT

See more of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s works on Galleria Continua
Learn more about Pascale on Wikipedia

rx-logo-11So do…ponder on this:  Dave Mustaine says: “It’s not how big your pencil is; it’s how you write your name.” (brainyquotes)  And then enters artist Pascale Marthine Tayou and we see how his big pencil installation has written yet another page in his honour in the history of art….


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