This series of Sculpturescapes is about passage. When Jason took his rite of passage to find the Golden Fleece, and the Knights Templars took part in their rites of initiation, the effect of place on their senses was important. Being in the unknown fills the atmosphere with heightened expectation and drama. Passages contain elements of mystery, discovery, unpredictability, sometimes darkness into light – light into darkness.
A passage is an in-between place. It links one location to another, one person to another. However the mystery about a passage is where is it coming from and leading to. It is a space in which there is transition, a person entering is not the same person as on leaving.
Co-founder of ArtAttack, Alex Lebus, was keen to look at the art being produced by a 1000 artists who had graduated in the last five years. I was selected along with 19 other artists to show in the Crpyt Gallery at St Pancras Parish Church.
“We will be showing a wide range of work: figurative painting, photography, sculpture and immersive art. The judges include the well-known painter Andrew Salgado, German visual artist Sandro Kopp and gallerist Juliette Loughran” said Alex Lebus. “David Hockney sold his first works as a student for £10 – his work sells today for millions. But the future artistic greats are today’s students and graduates, and they are just as hard to find now, as ever. The Winter Exhibition seeks to make some of this brilliant work more visible, offering gallery-quality work at below gallery prices.”
Thearchitecture of this famous crypt, with its domed ceilings, lent itself perfectly to my work. Each artist was able to create their own gallery within the atmospheric crypts. It gave me the opportunity to create a site-specific Sculpturescape, viewable through what looked like a boarded-up crypt door.
WHAT IS ARTATTACK APP?
The world’s first online social network and marketplace connecting buyers directly with up-and-coming artists. ArtAttack is revolutionising the art world, opening it up to everyone and supporting lesser known artists. Gallerist Juliette Loughran has praised ArtAttack saying “with the app it is not just a case being able to discover one or two more artists, you can discover hundreds of new artists in a way that is simply not possible in a traditional show.”
Co-founders India Irving and Alex Lebus saw the difficulty young artists face once they have left art school. There is a fundamental need for artists to support themselves while nurturing their talent and creativity during this vulnerable period. Artattack removes all of the unnecessary costs in selling and buying art, offering a platform for people to own gallery quality art at below gallery prices.
There are already has 1000 artists on the app, with users in over 40 countries.