(Uruguayan, based in New York, b. 1951)
Mobius Houston, 2019
Acrylic, 11 x 22 ft.
October 2019 – May 2020
Mobius Houston, by the New York-based Uruguayan artist Marta Chilindrón (b. 1951), was the inaugural commission in Public Art’s temporary public art program. Building on the South American tradition of geometric abstraction and Concrete art, Mobius Houston explored ideas on the infinite, perception, and transformation on an experimental, large scale. Almost four times the size of earlier works in Chilindrón’s Mobius series, Mobius Houston introduced significant advances in materials and production.
University of Houston
Hear from Marta Chilindrón and Joe Meppelink about the challenges of constructing Mobius Houston.
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