Paul Laffoley’s Architectonic Thoughtforms

Artist Paul Laffoley is kicking off 2013 with a show at New York’s Kent Gallery before heading to London’s Hayward Gallery and The Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. Once labeled as an “outsider artist,” Laffoley is achieving the kind of recognition that many “mainstream” artists (whatever they are) can only dream of. We paid tribute to him in our classic TV series over a decade ago:

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  • Liam_McGonagle

    There is germ of genius deep at the heart of Laffoley’s premise of a completely organic architecture that could be extrapolated to any number of fields to profitable effect. I myself have occasionally wondered about the plausibility of genetically engineering human skin cells to photosynthesize.

    Yeah, it sounds mad enough on the surface, but we’re perpetrating all sorts of abominations on exactly this sort of order all the time. What if we turned technology to serve the organic aesthetic vision of artists like Laffoley, instead of rank vermin like Jamie Dimon? What would a world be like where the means of production were literally in the hands of the masses instead of being manipulated to create false scarcity and warfare?