Detail of a 2017 installation in Wyoming, USA, made of concrete, metal and wood

Sketch on postcard from India (1958); Photograph courtesy Eames Office

Eames Demetrios at the site of ‘Relearning Love’, a sandstone installation in Jaisalmer in 2018; Photographs courtesy Eames Demetrios

Artist of the Season: Eames Demetrios

by Aneesha Bhadri Jan 07, 2020 Multidisciplinary artist Eames Demetrios—grandson of Charles and Ray Eames—reveals the idea behind Kcymaerxthaere, a narrative of a fictional parallel universe through installations.

About Kcymaerxthaere
“For one, a virtual reality helmet is not needed to experience it, the installation itself does
the trick. Multiple narratives are installed that transport viewers to a parallel universe in our tangible world. I love the aesthetic nimbleness of being able to explore and present an idea within a short span of time.”
Kcymaerxthaere works as a 3D narrative
“It’s not the first of its kind. Humans have been doing so for millennia. Stonehenge, for instance, told a story—we just may not quite know it all. In Kcymaerxthaere, we place the observer’s imagination in the context of all data points—some obvious, several intangible—that our remarkable minds take in as a whole.”
The impact of being the grandson of Charles and Ray Eames
“I was fortunate to have role models who dived deep and explored topics to gain an indepth understanding. Some of their actions, which appeared effortless to me back then, were actually challenges that gave them strength. This influenced my approach to the
project.”

Website www.eamesdemetrios.com

Sketch on postcard from India (1958); Photograph courtesy Eames Office

Eames Demetrios at the site of ‘Relearning Love’, a sandstone installation in Jaisalmer in 2018; Photographs courtesy Eames Demetrios