Category: Sculptures

Ten Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award Winners 2013

Oct 16, 2013
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Ten Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award Winners 2013

Frieze is here! But before you get into that Frieze pandemonium mode again, you have two days to visit the Bursary Awards 2013 exhibition at the Royal British Society of Sculptors. Before Frieze, please do check out the works of some of the top emerging contemporary sculptors chosen by RBS. In a few year's time, some of the artists here will be massive and this is a great opportunity to view their works at the early stages of their art career. Next time, we'd need to pay a ticket to see them!

I was able to attend the Sculpture Slam event (back to back talks) and heard a sneak peak of what these sculptors have done. My favourite from this year's group is Shan Hur - a London-based artist who creates embedded sculptures Read More »

Imagining Being Inside the Belly of a Whale in Anish Kapoor´s Leviathan

May 21, 2011
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Imagining Being Inside the Belly of a Whale in Anish Kapoor´s Leviathan

A friend of mine will take a few days off work just to visit Paris and see Anish Kapoor´s Leviathan, a monumental balloon sculpture at the Grand Palais in Paris. There are no pangs of envy but I wish I had cheap Eurostar tickets just to pop in for a day. But my internship days are not yet over, and I´m unfortunately not yet in the position to splurge in the name of art.

Every year, the French Ministry of Sculpture picks an artist for the Monumenta series, an exhibition to explore the architectural space of Grand Palais. This year they picked Indian-born British-Artist Anish Kapoor who responded with this challenge by creating a temporary-inflated sculpture made of PVC material that is 35 meter tall and filling up at least 13,500 square meters when inflated. Read More »

I´m Big, I´m Small: Rashid Rana at the Lisson Gallery

Apr 22, 2011
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I´m Big, I´m Small: Rashid Rana at the Lisson Gallery

As an art form, the rise of cheap digital cameras has put photography in a more questionable position  than ever before. For one, taking photos nowadays do not necessarily require any creative skills whatsoever. I´ve taken hundreds of photos myself but none necessarily could be called art. How can photography then be considered art?

It´s worth taking a look at Rashid Rana´s exhibit at the Lisson gallery (ending on April 30)to see how photography can be propelled to other dimensions. I was curious to find out about Rashid after reading a post by another blogger branding  Rashid as a boring contemporary artist.  Rashid is a Pakistani visual artist who uses pixelated constructions of photography, sculpture and installation to explore themes of cultural identity in South Asia as it struggles between tradition and modernity. Read More »

Momardi Moments: My Serendipity Meeting with Angela de la Cruz at the Lisson Gallery

Apr 16, 2011
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Momardi Moments: My Serendipity Meeting with Angela de la Cruz at the Lisson Gallery
Last Friday in the center,  I was having second thoughts about visiting the Lisson gallery for Angela de la Cruz´s exhibit. I had been sick all week and still had a throbbing headache but decided I would drag myself to see her works. After learning about Angela from the Turner prize nomination last year, I knew I gotta go see her, headache or not. I love how she represents paintings in a new way,  distorting them, breaking, and deflating them as three-dimensional objects almost as if questioning  or even terminating the role of painting in art today.  Her works lie between the vacuum of painting and sculpture. Arriving at the gallery, there was a girl with curly short hair, black jacket and sneakers was also waiting to enter the door. But it was the exhibit of visual artist Rashid Rana and not Angela´s. Read More »