Recently, the NYU Langone Art Collection commissioned Dutch photographer, artist and designer Stefan Hengst to produce three large-scale murals made of woven felt for the NYU Langone Ambulatory Care East Meadow on Long Island.
“The installation is based on a microscopic image of muscle. Important to everyone because we need our muscles to survive. Muscles enable us to be active and exercise. Our strength comes for our muscles and how much they are used. With the heart as our strongest muscle. For this particular installation I used ‘the muscle’ as a common thread.”
Stefan Hengst is a New York-based photographer, artist, designer, and the owner of Stefan Hengst Design. Originally from the Netherlands, Hengst attended the St. Joost Academy in Breda and moved to New York City in 1996. His work has been praised by the renowned curator Barry R. Harwood as “a highly original design in response to the everyday modern world around us.” In his work, Hengst not only explores his outer experience and vision of the world, but also expresses his personal history, emotions, and beliefs. He sees himself as a modern day storyteller who tells stories through shapes, lines, and forms. Entitled Flow, the work is an abstraction of the Bay Ridge landscape with free-flowing patterns superimposed onto it to mimic the movement of water. Hengst incorporated into the composition twelve photographs which he took in the Bay Ridge neighborhood. These images provide a sense of timelessness—a frozen moment within a world of high-speed image saturation.
The NYU Langone Art Program and Collection integrates artwork varying in subject and medium into the healing environments of new and recently renovated spaces throughout the medical center and ambulatory sites. The collection features a diverse portfolio of works, including paintings, sculptures, installation art, and murals. For more information, you may reach Katherine Meehan, Manager, NYU Langone Art Program and Collection Katherine.email@example.com