Worked collaboratively - http://www.simonandtombloor.com/
Ideas of play and the urban environment
Making gallery into wasteland – areas pre regeneration – occupied by children – installed with living birth trees
Created proposals from unrealised public art
Fictionizing history of projects/objects
Explore existing public sculpture – patina and decay – integral to object – always meant to end like this
Ruins for Seven Acres Permanent artwork, Great Kneighton, Cambridge, 2013
- Working with landscape architects –
- Sculpture asks as sound proofing – acoustic barriers - interventions in landscape – concrete climbing walls – play walls – climb and walk through – create fictional archaeology – future ruins – playful take on a ruin – inspiration from video games
Geometric shapes – what could happen in future? Lost architecture – how viewers interact walk through – floor plans – revealed archaeology
Explore vandalism – make sculptures look derelict
Supports for paintings –
Add gritty urban element
Scaffolding as painting support
Sandbags – dyed canvas filled with foam – barriers – created into a decorative object
Sculprues series of sculptural forms
Refer to objects made in studio – socul be exhibited indiependently of others
References the real world but includes elements of play
Cheap materials and plastic fencing – include mirrors to be glossy – created an immersive environment
Simple ways of creating spaces and architecture – colours reference back to minimalism – appropriated art history
Bluecoat Platform Bluecoat, Liverpool, 22 May to 26 September 2021
involving workshops with kids – idea of making spaces – getting children to make maquettes – the different functions
concerns and considerations
exercises in making – aesthetic forms – looking at the way children made – how they cut objects – provides starting point for creating forms
postmodern Memphis inspiration
projects fabricated by other people – looking at ownership of the space
collecting objects to use as hanging sculptures – objects are repainted – formal titles to relate to structures – borrow titles creating something new with urban detritus – create something new
tension between gentrification and regeneration
Thinking of sculptural work in relation to fictional architecture – how it might make reference to historic sites, methods of making, materials and production in relation to architecture/places/urban areas
Links to my interest in urban detritus and found objects
Are their essays about this? – idea of fictional architecture – new ways of making – materiality
Defining my art practice
Interested in materials, the transformation of materials and the translation of imagery and materials and forms. Drawing upon urban landscape and found imagery. How we can question materials and draw parallels between object and language.
Fixity of language and image. How images can be translated in different ways.
Idea of transformation
how object, images and ideas can be transformed through a play with materials
Utilising found objects and ways of reimagining them, or using them to construct spaces and questions their relationship to different spaces.
Objects as artefacts, collecting and archiving objects purely based on their aesthetic values, a very immediate and visual interest in shape, composition, colour, pattern or surface texture. Through the process of collecting and displaying these objects are transformed and a relationship is established between other objects that may question their value, function or meaning.
Found objects exhibited in this way are allowed to be emphasised, taken out of their original context ….
Artwork is about found stuff, be that objects, images, text or sound and the ways in which I can transform, archive and recontextualise them.