Tagged: sculpture

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

 

 

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Suspension

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

 

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

Various

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.

 

Oil Rig, Water Tower, Nodding Donkey & paintings by Sean Penlington

Oil Rig, Water Tower, Nodding Donkey & paintings by Sean Penlington

Nodding Donkey by Alex Wood & paintings by Sean Penlington

Nodding Donkey by Alex Wood & paintings by Sean Penlington

Ceramic Gull and Gilded found wood

Ceramic Gull and Gilded found wood

Oil Tower & Ventilator by Alex Wood & paintings by Sean Penlington

Oil Tower & Ventilator by Alex Wood & paintings by Sean Penlington

Fog Horn with 'Ear' Wax by Alex Wood & paintings by Sean Penlington

Fog Horn with ‘Ear’ Wax by Alex Wood & paintings by Sean Penlington

Fog Horn with 'Ear' Wax by Alex Wood

Fog Horn with ‘Ear’ Wax by Alex Wood

Fog Horn with 'Ear' Wax by Alex Wood & Paintings by Sean Penlington

Fog Horn with ‘Ear’ Wax by Alex Wood & Paintings by Sean Penlington

Oil Tower, Bronze and Slick

Oil Tower, Bronze and Slick

Water Tower (In Progress)

Water Tower (In Progress)

CATACLYSM – The Bear Pub Friday 8 March 2013

CATACLYSM
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

CATACLYSM, Friday 8 March

CATACLYSM, Friday 8 March 6 – 8pm

Nodding Donkey

Nodding Donkey

Nodding Donkey

Nodding Donkey

Nodding Donkey

Nodding Donkey

Nodding Donkey

Nodding Donkey

Nodding Donkey

Nodding Donkey

Nodding Donkey

Nodding Donkey

Nodding Donkey

These images below are ‘in progress’ where I have been incorporating motors. I have combined unusual materials including carpet gripper with in this piece.

Detail of Nodding Donkey

Detail of Nodding Donkey

Nodding Donkey

Nodding Donkey

Slick (A Sandcast Bronze)

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…

 

SlickSandcast bronze

Slick
Sandcast bronze

Slick (Detail)

Slick (Detail)

Slick (Detail)

Slick (Detail)

Slick (Detail)

Slick (Detail)

 

 

 

Sandcast Bronze, Oil Spill

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.

Oil Spill Bronze

Oil Spill The textured surface underneath i created in the sand with various objects as the bronze picks up the tiniest and most intricate of details.

Detail, underside of Oil Spill

Detail, Underside of Oil Spill

Untitled (Ventilator)

This creation is partially inspired by the tubing structures that feature in factories and other settings similar to that.

It incorporates found metal, glazed ceramic and electric fans which I intend to control through a programme on an Arduino.

Ceramic  - Detail of Ventilator

Ceramic Detail

Untitled (Ventilator)

Untitled (Ventilator)

Untitled (Ventilator)

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Oil Rig or Platforms

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.

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Porcelain and Gold

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Wood and Bronze

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APPLIED IMAGINATION, 111 GT TITCHFIELD STREET

APPLIED IMAGINATION, 111 GT TITCHFIELD STREET

Overview of 'Consumerist Culture' by Papasian Wood

'Oil Rig', Bronze and LED Lights

INSTALLATION VIEW of “CONSUMERIST CULTURE” by
PAPASIAN WOOD
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 – Papasian Wood, Delfina Gallery, Bermondsey

“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.

Lots of Lollys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘PLINTH TOWERS’ – PG Dip ‘Final, Final’ Show. July 2012. Chelsea College of Art, London

Installation Photographs of my PG Dip ‘Final Final’ Show at Chelsea

‘Oil Rig’ and ‘Cubed’ Bronze

Bronze Sculptures, featured in ‘Plinth Towers’
Pg Dip Final Final Show, Chelsea College of Art, London. July 2012.