I’m really excited about this new Art Fair called FLUX as it’s been very carefully and thoughtfully selected for with a good number of the best emerging talent around – and yes I know I would say that but take a look for yourself!
Also I’m delighted to announce that Black Widow has been pre-selected for The Royal Society of Artists’ show at Mall Galleries – this will be in March – details to follow if I make the final cut!
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and a whole bunch of other amazing artists / designers including Terence Conran, Helaine Blumenfeld and Ivon Hitchins …
Please follow the link below if you would like to see the lots available in this on-line art auction for Bedales School’s new art complex.
A Benefit Auction ForBedales
Rupert Muldoon, River Avon/May/7pm, 2014 (detail)
A benefit auction supporting Bedales School, England, raising funds for a new Art Studio, a Design Workshop and to provide a full Arts Scholarship for talented students in their final years. The school would like to thank Old Bedalians, parents and patrons of the art world who have kindly supported this auction, which ends at 5pm EST/10pm GMT on 25th November 2014.
In my capacity as Education Coordinator for Surrey Sculpture Society I have lined up the amazing sculptor Charles Hadcock.
His work is ambitious and compelling, it succeeds in combining a blend of geometry and repetition with an intriguing organic quality; he is also an engaging speaker so I am incredibly excited to be welcoming him to the Society’s lecture programme.
All welcome, non members only £3.
I do love it when someone enjoys my work enough to want to invest in it at a gallery or exhibition – it gives you a kind of affirmation I guess; but for me there is no greater joy than being commissioned to undertake a bespoke sculpture. The client will have seen my work and feel inspired enough to want to have one of my sculptures made specifically for them and usually situated in a particular place.
Commissioning leads to a special relationship which I not only enjoy but influences me and takes my work in unanticipated directions – after all no two briefs are ever the same and of course the locations differ enormously.
I always go into a new commission with an open mind and look to respond to the site specifically and also to draw upon the tastes and aspirations of my client – what style is their home, what artists do they admire and what do they have on their walls…
Generally I make about 6 or 8 sketch maquettes for a commission – simple little forms in basic media with a view to exploring my ideas and giving the client something to visualise. These themselves are distilled from lots of sketching and playing with materials, trying to find a ‘way in’… It’s always interesting to see which forms resonate most with the client and surprising how often we are on the same wavelength.
With this feedback I am able to develop the maquettes to the next level, usually at a larger scale and things start to clarify. It really is quite an organic process, I never know where it is going to lead, and takes on a momentum all of its own. Generally it takes several months with numerous client meetings along the way, to arrive at a final form – depending on the chosen scale this is either moulded and cast directly or scaled up and then moulded and cast.
Left and right are my two latest commissions – shown in plaster and currently at the foundry being cast into bronze for installation before Christmas!