Art Basel Unlimited
"I titled this work before I made it, based on an intention, but "By means other than the known senses” has fully lived up to its namesake. The process of building this nearly 20’ tall sculpture required all of me all at once and yet couldn't happen more than one step at a time. Waves of obstacles rose towards me and I let them crash and break and reveal the path beneath them. That crashing and breaking is a method, a means other than the known senses, and something that I'm still investigating. Meanwhile, the work has emerged, breathing and humming with the light, flexing towards and away from space. It bends, twists, balances, reaches and sags. I’m elated by its agency to express itself without me. "
— Kennedy Yanko
"By Means Other Than the Known Senses," 2022
Paint skin, metal
226" x 120" x 126" [HxWxD] (574.04 x 304.8 x 320.04 cm)
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles