Brutalist Meditations

 

2017

Brutalist Meditations
Brutalist Meditations
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Raw Matter (in progress)
Raw Matter (in progress)

XPS, plaster, paint, nails

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Brutalist Meditations
Brutalist Meditations
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Brutalist Shell & Raw Matter
Brutalist Shell & Raw Matter

clay, XPS, plaster, gauze, paint, nails

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Brutalist Meditations
Brutalist Meditations
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Brutalist Meditations
Brutalist Meditations
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Perforated standing shell & vessels
Perforated standing shell & vessels

Ceramic

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Brutalist Shell & Raw Matter
Brutalist Shell & Raw Matter

clay, XPS, plaster, gauze, paint, nails

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Black Bronze Brutalist Vessel
Black Bronze Brutalist Vessel

Terracotta paper clay with black bronze glaze

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Raw Matter
Raw Matter

XPS, plaster, paint, nails

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Ceremonial Brutalist Vessel & stool
Ceremonial Brutalist Vessel & stool

Terracotta paper clay with strontium and lithium glazes & XPS, polyurethane resin, nails

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Brutalist Meditations
Brutalist Meditations
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Brutalist Meditations
Brutalist Meditations
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Brutalist Shell & Raw Matter
Brutalist Shell & Raw Matter

clay, XPS, plaster, gauze, paint, nails

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Brutalist Meditations
Brutalist Meditations
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Brutalist Meditations

 

The Brutalist Meditations interrogate representations of physicality, materiality and the duality of function and aesthetics. Although varying in scale, the works all show evidence of the process and materials with a lack of concern to look comfortable or easy. Materials used include clay, XPS, polyurethane resin, plaster, gauze, ceramic, and nails. With an aim to depict truthfully the limitations of each material and a connection to communicating the work and process that has been invested in each form. 

 

 

 

 

The forms include sculptural works, plinths, a table, rock-like formations and vessels in order to embrace the concept of raw brutalism across both functional and non-functional realms. They are "modular elements forming masses representing specific functional zones, distinctly arcticulated as a unified whole." The emphasis on not masking the beauty of work, process or material encourages the viewer to inherit a similar approach to their thought processes beyond the works themselves.