Rome Scholarship

I’m over the moon to have been awarded The Royal Society of British Artists ‘Rome Scholarship’. I am looking forward to staying at Sala Uno, an internationally recognised and prestigious arts centre in Rome for a month in Spring 2022.

Mercury Rising

‘MERCURY RISING’
Patinated bronze
25H x 20H x 15D CM
2019

‘Mercury Rising’ makes reference to climate change with sea levels rising, temperatures increasing and the atmosphere altering. The Prussian blue and verdigris bronze flows into the red ‘Sputnik’ type form perched on top almost at the point of crashing down.

#bronze #mercuryrising #sculpture #art #elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation #artscouncilengland #developingyourcreativepractice #alexjwood #alexwood

Randy’s Donuts

RANDY’S DONUTS
Glazed Earthenware Ceramic
13W x 9D x 16H CM, 2020

#newwork #ceramic #Alexjwood #randysdonuts #clay #glaze #america #usa #americana @randysdonuts #losangeles #artscouncil #artscouncilengland #movieprop #sculpture #alexwood

 

Claw of Archimedes

CLAW OF ARCHIMEDES
Patinated Bronze
22H x 25W x 18D CM
2020

‘Claw of Archimedes’ is my latest bronze sculpture, which draws inspiration from Greek Mythology and is based upon a giant claw and ancient weapon used to defend Syracuses city wall. It would grab huge ships and vessels out of the sea and hurl them back into the ocean.

#clawofarchimedes #bronze #sculpture #thegrouchoclub #newwork #galleries #london #artstudio #foundry #archimedes #greekmyth #tate #alexwood

Claw of Archimedes

CLAW OF ARCHIMEDES
Watercolour and ink on Saunders Waterford paper
38 x 28 CM, 2020

A new painting based on my latest bronze sculpture (22H x 25W x 18D CM, 2020) of the same name, exploring Greek Mythology and unusual contraptions from long ago invented by Archimedes.

#bronze #sculpture #painting #watercolour #clawofarchimedes #artscouncil #greekmythology #archimedes #alexjwood #alexwood

The Jacques Charles & Robert Brothers Balloon

The Jacques Charles & Robert Brothers Balloon
38 x 28 CM
Watercolour on Saunders Waterford paper
2021

‘The Jacques Charles & Robert Brothers Balloon’ is based on the worlds first hydrogen balloon flight in 1783 in Paris. The balloon launched from the Champ-de-Mars, (now the site of the Eiffel Tower) and flew 21 kilometres landing in the village of Gonesse, where the reportedly terrified local peasants attacked it with pitchforks, destroying it.

#balloon #painting #uplifting #flyingaway #newwork #nolockdown #winsorandnewton #watercolourpaints #royalsocietyofbritishartists #kunst #ink #london #berlin #europe #usa #artscouncilengland #alexjwood #alexwood

Space Pod

The Space Pod
Patinated bronze
13H x 9W x 9D CM
2020

#bronze #reentrypod #sculpture #art #london #spacex #space #nasa #usa #blue #capsule #alexjwood #alexwood

Claw of Archimedes

CLAW OF ARCHIMEDES
Patinated Bronze
22H x 25W x 18D CM
2020

CLAW OF ARCHIMEDES
Patinated Bronze
22H x 25W x 18D CM
2020

‘Claw of Archimedes’ is my latest bronze sculpture, which draws inspiration from Greek Mythology and is based upon a giant claw and ancient weapon used to defend Syracuses city wall. It would grab huge ships and vessels out of the sea and hurl them back into the ocean.

SuperFine LA

Excited to be showing new bronzes and watercolours at SuperFine (booth X32) in Los Angeles 6-9 February 2020.

#superfine #artscouncil #artscouncilengland #FriezeArtFair #Frieze #bronze #alexwood

‘IN-N-OUT, VENICE BLVD.’
Watercolour on paper, 30 x 40cm, 2020

The Big One

THE BIG ONE

Patinated bronze, 79 x 34 X 33 CM, 2019

The Big One is based on Saturn V the worlds largest rocket ever launched.

#rocket #bronze #SaturnV #space #shuttle #superfineartfair

#thebroadmuseum #friezeartfair #saturnv #losangeles #la #superfine #studioalexwood #alexwood

Kunstmesse Leipzig

Some install shots from Kunstmesse Leipzig in Germany where I recently exhibited with Ralph Gelbert.

Installation view – Ralph Gelbert and Alex J Wood

Arabesque, Patinated bronze, 2019 and Ralph Gelbert ‘Aquatinta’

Azimuth, Brexit Island (Private collection) and Aurora

Installation view – Ralph Gelbert and Alex J Wood

Installation view – Ralph Gelbert and Alex J Wood

Arabesque, Patinated bronze, 2019

Aurora, Patinated bronze, 2019

Azimuth, Patinated bronze, 2019

Brexit Island, Watercolour on digital inkjet print, 2019

Kunstmesse Leipzig, Germany

Out of this World (Brexit Bus), Bronze and resin, 2015

Doppler

Really pleased that ‘Doppler’ is now in a private collection. ⁣

⁣DOPPLER⁣
Brass, card, wire, spray paint, copper and iridescent drinking straws ⁣36W x 26H x 27D CM ⁣
2019 ⁣
⁣Private collection ⁣

#doppler #PrivateCollection #sculpture #freneticenergy #bronze #card #radar #radiowaves #elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation #spacetravel #2001spaceodyssey #starwars #nasa #alexjwood #alexwood

Makers Mark

I’m looking forward to exhibiting in Makers Mark at No Format Gallery from the 18-22 July, curated by Daniel Huckfield, where I will be showing new work.

No Format Gallery is located at Arch 29, Rolt Street, Deptford, SE8 5JB.
The Private View is on 19 July from 6-8.30pm.

‘Anchors Aweigh’, Patinated bronze on rippled lacewood, 2017. Private Collection

‘Anchors Aweigh’, Patinated bronze on rippled lacewood, 2017. Private Collection

‘Anchors Aweigh’, Patinated bronze on rippled lacewood, 2017. Private Collection

‘Anchors Aweigh’, Patinated bronze on rippled lacewood, 2017. Private Collection

‘Anchors Aweigh’,
Patinated bronze on rippled lacewood,
2017
Private Collection

 

 

Kerwebaum, Rockets, and Elwetritschemondfahrt at The Fourth International Artists Symposium, Villa Böhm, Germany

Below are some photographs of the works I made at the Fourth International Artists Symposium at Villa Böhm, Neustadt an Der Weinstraße, Germany,  hosted by Ralph Gelbert.

More information on the residency can be found here: https://farbe-bekennen.info and links to press articles and TV interviews here: Medien / Media

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Lift Off!, Villa Böhm, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, 2017 (Photograph courtesy of Thomas Brenner)

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Kerwebaum (The Christmas Tree on a pole!), Acrylic on canvas, 2017

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Elwetritschemondfahrt (Elwetritsche trip to the moon), Paper, card, brass, wire, enamel paints and lead, 2017

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Air Review, Royal West of England Academy Bristol, Culture Calling

Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017

2 July 2017 | Laura Garmeson

Read the review here: http://culturecalling.com/bristol/features/air-visualising-the-invisible-in-british-art-at-the-rwa or here as a PDF.

 

Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017 is on display at the Royal West of England Academy until 3 September.