Following ‘Dark Matter’ in 2014, ‘Polar Spectrum’ is both a continuation of Troika’s perspective sculpture series and their use of black flock material. The sculpture reconciles the polar opposites of a circle and a square, resulting in a continuum which exceeds a strictly binary experience.
While ‘Dark Matter’ operates as a vast, enclosed form which negates its own physicality, ‘Polar Spectrum’ embraces the multiplicity of its sculptural framework. By adding graphite to the exterior of the black flock, Troika present a dualistic sculpture, which allows the viewer to experience its totality. The sheen of the graphite highlights rather than obscures the facets and material processes of the sculpture. Its disparate shapes are visible both as absence and presence - either seen as a circular void within a square, or a cubid void within a circle.
‘Polar Spectrum’ is made of its own tension between codependency and autonomy; its totality manifests as a sort of connective tissue, while each facet can be perceived as an independent and self-sufficient form. Combining two privileged viewpoints, the work triggers an ostensible yet unbroken dynamic flux between voids, surfaces and geometrical antithesis.