Compostela Fractal Shell by Manuel Ferreiro Badía
Hunter’s Point South Park hosts until the end of June 2024 “Compostela Fractal Shell,” a new sculpture by Spanish sculptor Manuel Ferreiro Badía.
The installation of the Compostela Fractal Shell sculpture, a large-format work by the Spanish sculptor Ferreiro Badía, inspired by origami and developed in stainless steel, has been approved by NYC Parks to be exhibited for one year on the Queens waterfront (Hunter’s Point South Park), New York, from where you can appreciate the views of the Manhattan skyline.
Art in the Parks is a prestigious program of the City of New York, which places sculptures in the city’s urban space. Artists such as Christo, Miquel Barcelo or Manolo Valdes have participated in the program.
The sculpture Compostela is based on origami studies and is composed of broken steel planes that cause the sculpture to change and come to life with sunlight, reflecting in an abstract way the fractal system of matter. It is a work inspired in the study of the nature, in particular of a shell: the volume is reduced to its fractal structure, to it geometry.
About the artist
Born 1944 in Spain, Ferreiro Badía’s work encompasses the different spheres of artistic creation including sculpture, painting, medal making, ceramics, design and installations for civil engineering.
Badia has held 25 individual exhibitions and 56 joint exhibitions, both in Spain and abroad. His work has been displayed in Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Ukraine, Colorado (USA), New York (USA), and San Francisco (USA). Numerous of his monuments and works are exhibited in public spaces, in museums and private collections.