Press Start

Press Start

Press Start (2014)

LED lights, Paper, Wood, Lucite

24 x 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.

Screen Maze

Screen Maze 2

Screen Maze (2014)

Lucite

24″ x 18″ x 2″

Totem 1

Totem 1

Totem 1 (2014)

Inkjet print on wood

70 x 20 x 11 in.

 

Organic 3

Organic 3Organic 3

Inkjet print, wood, lucite

14 x 16 x 1 3/4 in.

Screen

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Screen Maze (2014)

Lucite

24 x 18 x 2 in.

Press Start

Press Start (2014)Press Start (2014)

LED lights, paper, wood, lucite

24 x 25 1/2 x 19 1/12 in.

Press Start

Press Start (2014)Press Start (2014)

LED lights, Paper, Wood, Lucite

24 x 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.

Totem 4

Totem 4

Totem 4

Mixed media on wood, lucite

21 3/4 x 12 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.

Totem 3

Totem 3

Totem 3

Mixed Media on wood

22 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.

Totem 2

Totem 2Totem 2 (2014)

Spray paint, wood

27 1/2 x 12 1/4 x .75 in.

Bot Drawing 1

Bot drawing 1Bot Drawing 1 (2014)

Marker on wood

10 x 10 x 2 in.

Bot Drawing 2

Bot Drawing 2Bot Drawing 2 (2014)

Marker on wood

10 x 10 x 2 in.

Reserves

Reserves
Reserves (2014)

Wood, lucite

30 1/4 x 10 x 10 in.

Reserves (detail)

Reserves (detail)Reserves (2014)

Wood, lucite

30 1/4 x 10 x 10 in.

Double Invader

DoubleInvader

 

Double Invader (2014)

Mixed media on wood

18 x 24 x 2 in.

 

Totem 1

Totem 1 (2014)

Inkjet print on wood

70 x 20 x 11 in.

 

Transformation

Part of a site-specific installation at LinkedIn Corporation, Mountain View, CA. Mixed media on wood.

Transformation (2013)
Photocopies and acrylic paint on wood

Transformation

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Transformation (2013)
Photocopies and acrylic paint on wood

Transformation

Part of a site-specific installation at LinkedIn Corporation, Mountain View, CA. Mixed media on wood
Transformation (2013)
Photocopies and acrylic paint on wood
Installed at LinkedIn Corporation, Mountain View, CA

Transformation

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Transformation (2013)
Photocopies and acrylic paint on wood
Installed at LinkedIn Corporation, Mountain View, CA.

In an artwork inspired by LinkedIn, Brett Wallace explores the idea of a network and the exponential power of its relationships.

The installation consists of three large, asymmetrical wooden forms. The work abandons imagery and, instead, presents itself as visually bold and physical objects. These objects create a paradox for us because they present themselves as actual things that exist in real life while representing the invisible network we interact with.

The surfaces of each object were built up with multiple layers of drawings. You can see thousands of lines and shapes, depicting nodes and connections, splashes of flat color that collide with black and white shapes and random handprints. These elements all contribute to the scale and presence of these objects and create a surface tension that highlights the contrast of the analog vs. digital experience. The surface patterns were made up of only a few, unique drawings which were digitally reproduced in mass quantity to highlight how quickly a network scales.

Standing before this installation, we are reminded that we are all a part of networks, largely unseen, but fully present in our lives.

Connections – Side View

Detail of connections 2013 Installed at LinkedIn Corporation, San Francisco. Mixed media on wood.
Connections (2013)
Photocopies, acrylic and spray paint on wood
40 x 70 x 36 in.
Installed at LinkedIn Corporation, San Francisco, CA

Connections

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Connections (2013)
Photocopies, acrylic and spray paint on wood
40 x 70 x 36 in.
Installed at LinkedIn Corporation, San Francisco.

“Connections” is comprised of a large, asymmetrical wooden form, based on on a LinkedIn InMap, and presents itself as a single, physical object with audacious visual presence. The object’s surface was built up with multiple layers of black and white drawings that Wallace re-purposed from an earlier work and multiplied using digital technologies. Protruding from the surface, and in contrast to the background of flat line and space, are fluorescent, curved rods representing “connection paths”.

The value “Relationships Matter” at LinkedIn is about building meaningful connections, based on trust and collaboration, where we are all working towards one goal. Tied together by luminous, three-dimensional “connection paths”, Wallace presents us with a real-life object, in a massive state of transformation, based on the relationships within it.

Ultimately, this conceptual piece raises our awareness that relationships are the foundation our life and work, and enable allow us to experience personal and professional transformation.

Information

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Information (2013)
Photocopies, fishing line, foam
165 x 40 x 40 in.

Information

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Information (2013)
Photocopies, fishing line, foam
165 x 40 x 40 in.

Information

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Information (2013)
Photocopies, fishing line, foam
165 x 40 x 40 in.