2005-2012 "Villa Nurbs"
A collaboration with Spanish architect Enric Ruiz-Geli: The very concept of an unconventional house in a conventional setting, near Barcelona in Spain, addresses boundaries. “Villa Nurbs” breaks not only with formal tradition but also with material and structural norms. The artist Vicky Colombet worked on the monumental centerpiece for high-tech “Villa Nurbs”. The mural is inspired by an aerial view of the real topography of canals, ocean and sky surrounding the house, which is conceived as a linear landscape, folded on the site in an ascending spiral. The project evolved from a painting laminated between curved glass of 150 feet x 12 feet that surrounds the swimming pool in the middle of the house and opens to the sky through a sandblasted glass. The sandblasted glass “Cycles of Water” illustrates Vicky Colombet’s Minimalist approach to landscape and the influence of Land Art, in regards to the use of natural materials and techniques.
Vicky Colombet worked at every step of the process from creating the drawing, cutting the vinyl mask, to directing a team of three sandblasters and also doing most of the sandblasting herself, on site until completion.
THE GLASS WALL
Joan Freeman's film "The Glass Wall" on Vicky Colombet’s monumental Glass wall at the Villa Nurbs in Spain is now in production.
2011 MOMENTUM/ Le Corbusier
"La Cité Radieuse"
Vicky Colombet in collaboration with artist Lucile Bertrand created a glass installation on site. A group show curated by Lorraine Gobin and Anissa Daou of MOMENTUM, in which eleven contemporary artists were invited to take over Le Corbusier’s “La Cité Radieuse” in Marseille. Specifically, the artists transformed the spaces designed by the visionary architect, Le Corbusier, starting from the atmospheric phenomenon, “The Cloud.”
2013 “The Lightwave”
Proposal in collaboration with the architect Alexander Loyer Hughes. Vicky Colombet was invited by The Smithsonian to participate in a design competition to create a 21st century landmark for the interior of the spectacular Grand Salon of the Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC.
An on-going collaborative project with the landscape architect, Lily Jencks, for a large scale Public park glass sculpture commissioned by Rubis Mécénat Cultural Fund. The monumental curved etched glass is based on the @ sign. A universal symbol in contemporary culture, the use of the @ sign plays on its connotation as a destination, most often associated with immediacy in the digital world, and transforms it into a physical space intended for reflection and relaxation. It becomes a destination in a physical sense, as you can enter inside the sculpture, and a destination in the immaterial sense, where you can reflect or simply relax -@Peace.