• Posts Tagged ‘sculpture’

    Roger Hiorns

    by  • June 28, 2014 • artists

    Roger Hiorns ‘Youth’ exhibition at The Hepworth, Wakefield, 2013.

     

     

    Although not fire related Roger Hiorns also made one of my favourite ever artworks, ‘Seizure’.  A converted council flat in Southwark, South London which I saw in 2008.  Filled with crystals of copper sulphate it was both beautiful and putrid.

     

     

     

    Perhaps my enthusiasm is also related to comparisons with a favourite book, one I have read several times, ‘The Crystal World’ – J.G. Ballard, (1966) On the cover is a section of ‘The Eye of Silence’ by Max Ernst, 1943, (full image below).

     

    Ballardian: David Pelham

     

     

     

     

    Stephen Cripps – pyrotechnic sculptor

    by  • May 9, 2014 • artists

    Stephen Cripps Studio experiment at Butlers Wharf 1977

    Stephen Cripps Studio experiment at Butlers Wharf 1977
    Stephen Cripps 'Cripps at the Acme: Drawings & Performances' The Acme Gallery, London, 1980. Photo: Rita Harris/Jonathan Harvey
    Stephen Cripps ‘Cripps at the Acme: Drawings & Performances’ The Acme Gallery, London, 1980. Photo: Rita Harris/Jonathan Harvey

    This drawing was sourced from the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, follow the link to the Stephen Cripps archive.

    Urs Fischer

    by  • February 13, 2014 • artists

    Urs Fischer - What if the Phone Rings 2003

    Urs Fischer - What if the Phone Rings - 2003 - Wax, pigment, wick

    Urs Fischer - Untitled (Candle) 1999

    Untitled (Candle) - 1999 - Fiber cement, candles

    Urs Fischer - Untitled 1997

    Untitled – 1997 - Cut-up pallet, household candles

    Urs Fischer - Kerzenständer; Bed 2000

    Bed - 2000 - Wood, zinc phosphate paint, clay, acrylic glass mirror, mattress, bedding, canvas, wood glue, screws

    Link to Urs Fischer’s website