Review – Peter Coffin @ Barbican Art Gallery

Peter Coffin

Hyde + Hyde  visited the latest installation in the Curve at the Barbican by New York- based artist Peter Coffin.

Coffins art is an alternative to rational thought. He is particularly intrigued by phenomena he does not understand and borrows from numerous disciplines, such as art history and physics.

Intrigued with consistent ideas that inform our own work.  Seeing art and architecture as a tool for extending consciousness and a strategy for transcending our everyday experiences.

For the ninth Curve Art commission, Coffins largest ever installation in the UK, he presents three related elements. A multi channel video, an audio soundtrack and a series of small sculptures that challenge our point of view and understanding of the spatial and temporal.

11 February 2009 – 10 May 2009 @ Barbican Art Gallery