Inception, 46 Gt Titchfield Street

Press Release
Inception is a term often referred to as the beginning. This group exhibition marks the inception of an artistic and cultural exchange, which is a new initiative to promote emerging and mid-career contemporary artists from Britain and China. The curator has an interesting outlook on the complexity of the global environment. The current time presents ample opportunity to explore in the creative and cultural industries.

Right now is the golden age of our time to explore, collaborate and have fun. Art forms an important element in our modern society. The dialogue between different cultures and artistic backgrounds can often inspire greater creative process along the way. That is the message we intend to share with the wider global community.

At this exhibtion, a selected group of contemporary artissts from China and Britain will share their artistic views with the audience.

46 GREAT TITCHFIELD STREET, W1W 7QA. The nearest tube station is Oxford Circus.

Private View:
Live music by Cristian Anton and Lani Cucliciu
7.30pm on Friday 4th November

Inception

Too Fast To Think at the Supreme Court of the UK

Tuesday 18 October – “Too Fast To Think” Book Launch at the Supreme Court UK, London

It was great exhibiting some of my sculptures at this event for the book launch of Too Fast To Think by Chris Lewis.

Photographs courtesy, © Licensed to simonjacobs.com. 18.10.16 London, UK.Chris Lewis, Too Fast to Think book launch at The Supreme Court, London, UK.FREE PRESS, EDITORIAL AND PR USAGE.Photo credit: Simon Jacobs

Photographs courtesy, © Licensed to simonjacobs.com. 18.10.16 London, UK.Chris Lewis, Too Fast to Think book launch at The Supreme Court, London, UK.FREE PRESS, EDITORIAL AND PR USAGE.Photo credit: Simon Jacobs

The Towering Crane

‘The Towering Crane’, Patinated bronze, 110H X 55W X 50D CM, 2016 

The Towering Crane is a new bronze over a metre high which seemingly balances in a state of peril, it looks as if it could have been on the moon for thousands of years slowly melting into the ground. The blue, green and black patina emphasises and highlights various areas. Its scale is emphasised by the new purple patinated bronze bi-plane Jumbo

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Jumbo

Jumbo,
Patinated bronze,
9 X 8 X 6 CM, 2016

Celestial, Bronze, 2016 – The Picton Art Prize

I am delighted to have been chosen as the winner of The Picton Art Prize, a new public sculpture award.

Below are some photographs of Celestial, Patinated verdigris bronze, 200CM X 240CM X 125CM, 2016 which is now installed at Angel Gate Islington, London.
Photographs are by Jasper Fry.

More information about the prize can be found here.

Celestial in Press:

‘An angel rises in Islington as emerging star artist creates celestial public sculpture’. UAL News. 28 April 2016

Edward Lucie-Smith – “This young artist is a big star in the making”

‘An Actual Angel In Islington’, May 1 2016. Tabish Khan, Art Critic, Londonist.com

‘STATE/f22’ Magazine Issue 21 | Mike van Joel & Anna McNay | Currently available at Mayor Gallery Cork Street, Jonathan Ross Gallery 286 Earls Court Road & ART 16 at Kensington Olympia fair as well as numerous other galleries. Please click here to view the page.

‘Public Sculpture Unveilings: Alex J Wood And Frances Segelman Commissions Revealed’, ArtLyst, 22-05-2016
http://www.artlyst.com/articles/public-sculpture-unveilings-alex-j-wood-and-frances-segelman-commissions-revealed

 

 

96% Visible

I am exhibiting in ‘96% Visible’ an exhibition which opens on Tuesday 24 May 6-8.30PM at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street.
The show then runs everyday until Saturday 28 May.

Celestial – Picton Art Prize Unveiling Ceremony

Photographs from The Picton Art Prize Unveiling, 27 April 2016 of ‘Celestial’, Patinated bronze, 250 X 200 X 120CM, 2016
Photos courtesy of Jasper Fry, Nick Hornby and Cheryl Papasian
Cast at London Bronze Casting

State Magazine Feature

I am currently featured in  ‘STATE/f22’ Magazine Issue 21,  which is available now at Mayor Gallery Cork Street, Jonathan Ross Gallery 286 Earls Court Road & ART 16 at Kensington Olympia fair as well as numerous other galleries.

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Lift Off Installation Photos

Installation shots from my recent solo show “Lift Off!” at New Art Projects.

The exhibition is on now until May 14 in the Project Room at New Art Projects. For further details please click here to see my work.

February’s Most Talked About Exhibitions

Great being included in Londonist’s recent reviews of February’s most talked about exhibitions:

‘Secret Agents And Protests: February’s Most Talked About Art Exhibitions’,

Alex J Wood: Lift Off at New Art Projects
The first exhibition we’ve seen at this space features Alex Wood’s sculptures based around flight. There’s some fun and surreal works as a space shuttle is weighed down by a bronze parachute and a zeppelin hangs off Big Ben. Until 19 March, free.

Tabish Khan at the Londonist, (http://londonist.com/2016/02/february-s-most-talked-about-art-exhibitions)

Watercolours

LIFT OFF! at New Art Projects 

Recent reviews of LIFT OFF!

ArtLyst – ‘Alex J. Wood’s First Solo Exhibition Is A Blast’ – 18.01.2016
(http://www.artlyst.com/articles/alex-j-woods-first-solo-exhibition-is-a-blast)

Organ Art – ‘Last night’s art show openings – Alex J Wood delights at New Art Projects’ – 15.01.16 (https://goo.gl/3iL8Ug)

ArtLyst – ‘Alex J Wood Explores Human Endeavour In First Solo Show’ – 06.01.16 –
(http://www.artlyst.com/articles/alex-j-wood-explores-human-endeavor-in-first-solo-show)

‘Secret Agents And Protests: February’s Most Talked About Art Exhibitions’,

The first exhibition we’ve seen at this space features Alex Wood’s sculptures based around flight. There’s some fun and surreal works as a space shuttle is weighed down by a bronze parachute and a zeppelin hangs off Big Ben. Until 19 March, free.
Londonist Rating:
★★★☆☆

Tabish Khan at the Londonist, (http://londonist.com/2016/02/february-s-most-talked-about-art-exhibitions)

For further information please see: http://www.newartprojects.com/index.php?mode=exhibitions&id=13

 

Postcard at FOLD Gallery

I am exhibiting a couple of drawings in Postcard at Fold Gallery (158 New Cavendish St London W1W 6YW) in conjunction with ArtBox London which benefits people with learning disabilities. For more information on the exhibition please see FAD Magazine’s article here. The opening times and Private View are as follows:

Private View: Thursday 20th August 6 – 9PM
Exhibition Open: Friday 21st to Thursday 27th August 3 – 6PM
Closing Night: Thursday 27th August 6 – 9PM

Picton Art Prize & Rockets in Venice Series

I just heard I’ve been Shortlisted for The Picton Art Prize whilst In Venice looking at the Biennale

Below are images of the Newspaper Rockets I’ve been creating installed throughout Venice.

‘Art Journey’ at The Library

‘Art Journey’
Curated by THE ART PARTNERS & SECRET ART
11 – 25 JULY 2015
The Library, 112 St Martins Lane, London
Press release available here

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‘Suspension’, Bronze, card, wire, and copper, 
 24W X 33H X 12D CM, 2015

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‘The Red Balloon’, Paper, card, string, windmill, 
 wood and bronze nugget, 42W X 58H X 30D CM, 2014
‘Two Projectiles’, Patinated bronze
, 22W X 41H X 21D CM, 2014

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‘Saucer’, Brass and Lead, 21CM Diameter, 2015
UXB’, Brass, bronze powder, cocktail sticks and denta-stone, 66H x 34W x 26D CM, 2015

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‘Blimp’, Card and Papier-mâché, 2014

Photographs taken by Giorgio Baldari

Historical Futures

Photographs taken by Nick Wood of ‘Historical Futures’ at the Apricot Gallery, 16 Heneage Street, London.

PDF link to the E-Invite (With links)

Historical Futures in the press:

www.artlyst.com/articles/historical-futures-four-artists-who-share-a-common-fascination-with-craftsmanship?_source=rss

http://aestheticamagazine.com/historical-futures-apricot-gallery-london/

www.culture24.org.uk/art525748-good-things-to-those-who-wait-time-consuming-crafts-at-apricot-gallery-in-east-london

Penguin: Little Black Classics Commission

“They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan”
(Of Street Piemen 
by Henry Mayhew)
Paper, card, bronze powder, twine, and Penguin Little Black Classics
2015
 
Displayed at Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road throughout February then travelling around the UK for a year.
“They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan”, Penguin Little Black Classics Commission at Foyles Charing Cross. 2015

“They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan”, Penguin Little Black Classics Commission at Foyles Charing Cross. 2015,. Photo courtesy G Baldari

 

Antares

‘ANTARES’
Patinated bronze
11.5W X 51H X 11.5D CM
2015

 

Antares Patinated bronze 11.5W X 51H X 11.5D CM, 2015

Antares
Patinated bronze
11.5W X 51H X 11.5D CM, 2015

Antares Patinated bronze 11.5W X 51H X 11.5D CM, 2015

Antares
Patinated bronze
11.5W X 51H X 11.5D CM, 2015

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Springboard

Springboard at The Cookhouse, Chelsea college of arts. The private view is 11 November at 5.30pm and the exhibition runs until Friday 15 November 11-5pm.

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IMG_5919.JPGDiscovery Bronze and card, 2014

IMG_0559.JPGInstallation view Springboard Exhibition at the Cookhouse Chelsea College of Art

IMG_0609-0.JPG‘Apollo 11’, bronze and wax. Photograph courtesy of Giorgio Baldari

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IMG_1662.JPGInternational Space Station. Photograph courtesy of Raymond Yiu

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DISINTER at the Crypt Euston Road

Some great photos by Giorgio Baldari of a couple of my sculptures at the show

IMG_9747.JPGThe Dirigibile, Brass and lead, 2014. Private Collection.

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Two Projectiles, Patinated bronze, 2014

Home Bodies

Home Bodies

Home Bodies Exhibition

Homebodies

Artists Paul Coombs, Bex Massey and Alex Wood come together in Necole Schmitz’s first curatorial project, Home Bodies.  The exhibition reflects on the impact domestic spaces have on memory, the way one exists in these spaces as well as the impact future events have on the importance placed on these recollections.  As Freud states in The Uncanny:

Our childhood memories show us our earliest years not as they were but as they appeared at the later periods when the memories were aroused…And a number of motives, with no concern for historical accuracy, had a part in forming them, as well as in the selection of the memories themselves. (p. 322)

The artists will take this presupposition as a starting point to create works specific to the iconic Balfron Tower, examining the truth of Freud’s conjecture by contemplating how memories are formed and whether these personal mythologies and stories are underpinned by images of the domestic spaces in which they occurred.  The artists will also take into consideration Balfron’s history as part of the high rise solution to the post-war housing crisis in light of its recent transformation from a private to a public cultural space.

Studio Photographs

Photographs taken by a professional London based photographer for his forthcoming book on artists and their studios.

Studio - Photographed by Nick Wood

Studio – Photographed by Nick Wood

ArtLyst Event

I exhibited some of my new Space Series Bronzes at the launch of a new ArtLyst event at Candid Arts Trust. It was great fun and here are some of the photos from the evening. Michael Petry spoke and there was a performance by Roberto Ekholm too.

 

Fly Me to the Moon! – Bronze Rocket

ROCKET BRONZE

‘Fly Me To the Moon’, Bronze, 2014 University of the Arts Collection, London

THRUSTS

Detail of: ‘Fly Me To the Moon’, Bronze, 2014 University of the Arts Collection, London

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Detail of: ‘Fly Me To the Moon’, Bronze, 2014 University of the Arts Collection, London

ROCKET 2

Detail of: ‘Fly Me To the Moon’, Bronze, 2014 University of the Arts Collection, London