The gardens of Taguspark have a new art installation. Umbra consists of 200 squares of wood, 3 metres in size, which create the illusion of a curve and have the ability to create a unique ambience of shadow and light, allowing the visitor to tune out momentarily from the surrounding space. A project by the Rethorica Studio group now added to the Knowledge City urban art tour, it can be visited daily in Oeiras.
“The Umbra urban art installation marks another milestone for the museum of urban art being developed in Taguspark, which already boasts works by different plastic artists spread across various spaces. Art and culture form part of the project we are developing in the Knowledge City. “We want this space, with its unique location, to foster wellness and happiness”, says Eduardo Baptista Correia, CEO of Taguspark.
Umbra is an installation implemented in the gardens of the Taguspark Innovation Buildings. It is divided into two parts and involves the rotation of individual squares around a master plane, creating the illusion of a curve.
Through these wooden structures of unexpected geometrical forms, the intention is to create a unique ambience of shadows and light that allows the visitor to tune out momentarily from the surrounding space.
“Action on an object succeeds in changing our perception of it”. This is how Rethorica Studio describes the piece, which invites the visitor to consider its structure.
The group Rethorica Studio was created in 2015 by four students involved in architecture, design, and illustration. It is a studio that focuses on architecture, but its action embraces different creative arts. In their career, they already have various architectural, interior, graphic and furniture design projects, as well as participation in various national and international events, such as AURA, Boom Festival, Web Summit, Loures Arte Pública and Village Underground. Pedro Pereira, Miguel Madrinha and Vasco Duque are the current members of the group.