Cement Tiles by Gunnar Norquist

Cement Tiles by Gunnar Norquist

Sarah Rainwater
Jun 9, 2010

In a recent show at Providence's AS220 Project Space Gallery, artist Gunnar Norquist exhibited tiles made from common cement, creating cool patterns from a material that can appear simultaneously hard and soft.

Norquist describes the tiles in his artist statement:

The tiles are made of cast Portland Cement. They have a strong yet quiet presence. They are meant to sit in the space between interior decoration and fine art and have a distinctly modernist flavor in their unadorned simplicity and emphasis on formal concerns.

You can view more of Gunnar Norquist's work on his website which also includes a beautiful exploration of decorative pattern in the form of drawings and paintings of paisleys.

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