The focus of his work is to find the codes and pattern within the gesture and moment; how the action affects the result. Taking the banal gesture of crumpling paper and magnifying its affect by tracing the creases made, Reuben meticulously outlines the unique chaotic design, generating complex forms and patterns from simple specifications.
The work displays the pattern of form, line and composition of everyday action, the generative design of the gesture.
The organic patterns created from the crumpling of paper are then posed against rigid geometric compositions to demonstrate a dichotomy between natural and informed design.
Reuben Looyenga is a recent MFA graduate from Central St Martins and his practice has been based throughout London, UK and his work is sold internationally.