Enlightening: Works by Vanja Bazdulj at Anthropologie

NEW YORK—Initially trained as an architect, Slovenian artist Vanja Bazdulj later studied furniture design and began to focus on making smaller, artful works. Her odd and interesting light installations are on exhibit at Anthropologie‘s Rockefeller Center gallery. The retailer describes her felted-wool creations as “inspired by everything from amorphous sea creatures to urban city life, Bazdulj’s work celebrates the beauty found in the imperfect and unpredictable.”

Installation view of sculptural light fixtures composed of felted wool, rubber and resin.

On her website, London-based Bazdulj calls herself a “design maker,” and characterizes her practice thus: “I always try putting an emphasis on exposing raw materials, their irregularities and patinas, which provides amazing texture, transparency of working process and an honesty to the finished piece…I get excited by nature’s ability to create amazing patinas, surfaces and patterns so I am intuitively trying to do the same.”

“Made: The Art of Vanja Bazdulj,” an exhibition of light works, is on view at Anthropologie in Rockefeller Center through the end of March.

All photos © Arts Observer

A group of pendants.

Pendant detail.

Installation view of pendants.

Pendant detail.

In foreground, chandelier.

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