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
(Of Street Piemen by Henry Mayhew)
Private Collection, USA
Ceramic Seagull and found wood, gilded.
In Progress stages of works, including Nodding Donkey, Water Tower, American Windmill Etc.
Also installations including Wind Farm. This exhibition also features paintings by Sean Penlington, which we both curated together.
The Bear Pub – Friday 8 March 6-8pm
296 Camberwell New Road, SE5 0RP
Buses 36, 436 and 185 from Vauxhall Bridge Road to Sacred Hearts School
Featuring: Kelly Akers, Jennifer Hawkins, Cheryl Papasian & Alex Wood
These images below are ‘in progress’ where I have been incorporating motors. I have combined unusual materials including carpet gripper with in this piece.
Slick (Definition: Smooth, Glossy & Slippery like Ice).
A 15kg bronze, polished complete with the ball bearing sized droplets from when it was poured represents the Oil we all use… Its appearance is suggestive of an oil slick on water, yet juxtaposed against the bronze is a low-fi model I created of the monumental Titanic. Perched precariously on top the card model crashes into the slick bronze slab creating a contrast of materials, suggesting something may happen at any moment…
Wind Farm Model – Creation in Progress
This involves an unsteady floor and kinetic elements including fans.
This piece was created in one pour through sand-casting. The shape loosely references oil rigs and similar structures; it is a maquette for a larger piece I ma currently working on.
The textured surface underneath i created in the sand with various objects as the bronze picks up the tiniest and most intricate of details.
I have begun to create oil rig type structures or ‘platforms’, exploring the idea that they could become redundant in the future, and also an awe of their intricate structure. They are colossal and most are decommissioned. However some are for sale:
“Well-maintained 20-room platform for sale. Panoramic sea views and a Heli deck.”
“If it is not purchased, the North Sea drilling platform will have to be decommissioned and disassembled by the current owners.”
This really interests me, and I have begun to create kinetic models using low-fi materials. Combined with the low-fi materials are also bronzes, and fine porcelain with gold lustres and gilded elements. It creates a juxtaposition between the materials.
INSTALLATION VIEW of “CONSUMERIST CULTURE” by
APPLIED IMAGINATION, 111 GREAT TITCHFIELD STREET
Cheryl Papasian and Alex Wood, (collaboratively known as Papasian Wood) have exhibited together for several shows including Lots of Lollys in Delfina Gallery for the 2012 Bermondsey Street Festival. In this exhibition, Papasian Wood collaborate by creating a piece titled Consumerist Culture involving a rock climbing wall and colourful ceramic plinths. It incorporates bright lights and glossy surfaces that reflect the slick façade of contemporary society.
“LOTS OF LOLLYS” by Papasian Wood
Delfina Gallery Private View,
Bermondsey Street Festival
Saturday 22 September
Alex Wood and Cheryl Papasian present a collaborative artwork entitled “Lots of Lollys”, involving 8000 lolly sticks, factory lighting, and wooden candy floss canes. The result, a cage like structure that the viewer can enter and explore, and interact with.
Installation Photographs of my PG Dip ‘Final Final’ Show at Chelsea
Bronze Sculptures, featured in ‘Plinth Towers’
Pg Dip Final Final Show, Chelsea College of Art, London. July 2012.