Wednesday, March 16, 2011



Brian Goggin

I stumbled upon the artwork of Brian Goggin and am fascinated by his narrative approach to collaborative art which actively invites the viewer to become a participant in the artful interaction ...

BIO Brian Goggin Exerpt ..

" ... Goggin is a multi disciplinary artist who has created an interaction with the landscape that surpasses the physical limitations of traditional framed painting and free standing sculpture. Goggin has been creating sculpture, public artwork, and museum and gallery installations utilizing non-traditional locations and varied materials. ..well known for his chaos-provoking sculptures .. "

Here some examples of his sculptural narrative artworks ..

(Permanent site-specific installation for Mission Street, San Francisco)
Nine hidden urban fossils face up from the sidewalk layered with embossed impressions – ghost-like imprints from past inhabitants, the neighborhood and the city. The portal selection is based on contrasting shaped doors of various sizes, typically found flush with the sidewalk in the neighborhood..cont here

This multi-disciplinary sculptural mural involves seemingly animated furniture; tables, chairs, lamps, grandfather clocks, a refrigerator, and couches, their bodies bent like centipedes, fastened to the walls and window-sills, their insect-like legs seeming to grasp the surfaces. Against society’s expectations, these everyday objects flood out of windows like escapees, out onto available ledges, up and down the walls, onto the fire escapes and off the roof. “DEFENESTRATION” was created by Brian Goggin with the help of over 100 volunteers ..more here

Defenestration San Francisco Image from

“HERD MORALITY” alludes to the fundamental uncontrollability of nature in an urban setting, how people, objects and environment, regardless of construct, inevitably and intrinsically are tied to the mysterious, chaotic, and organic. Barriers drop between people and things, objects and intentions.

Mixed Media Artist
Brian Goggin - His Artist Statement ..

"Through a versatile use of materials, an intuitively driven research process, and creative visioning, I work to create artwork that poetically morphs expected notions of how we perceive and interact with our everyday environment. The work explores contemporary discoveries in the field of consciousness, and adds to a developing artistic mythology. My work grows out of the context of site-specific sculpture installation, the environment, world vernacular architecture, literature, science and philosophy. I manifest the artwork in a process that often involves teams of people including those outside of the studio, museum and gallery spaces including for example collaborations with city planners, philosophers, scientists and architects. The resulting pieces develop an identity and attain an often previously unimagined history, and wondrously nestle into the site, offering the opportunity for aesthetic arrest... "

Brian Goggin Website

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