This body of work has been created following a three month residency I undertook in Berlin in 2014. Whilst there I made several

visits to the Bauhaus Museums in Berlin and Dessau. The Bauhaus is one of the most influential modernist art schools of the

20th century. The reigning principles were unity of form and function, the idea that design is in service of the community, and a

belief in the perfection and efficiency of geometry.

 

 Below: Nesting Tables: After Josef Albers Nesting tables made in Berlin in 1926. H: 1500mm x W 500mm x D 120mm

 

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The five welded sculptures examine an idea advanced by the Bauhaus; how an object could be explored by reducing it to

an outline. I have explored this idea by creating abstracted architectural forms. 

Size various - around 400mm x 500mm x 500mm

 

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These photographs were part of the exhibition and come from a large series of images taken in Berlin. I noticed in the glass

façades the multiple imagery creating a collage of spatial overlays. These windows revealed the interiors before me,

reflected the exteriors behind and skies above me and sometimes showed the view through to the back and beyond the

glass walls of the building. At times it seemed as though the entire surrounding environment was reflected and referred

back to an ever changing to and fro interplay of shifting light, colours and forms. A slight change in position altered the

cryptic imagery before me. These images are from a larger series photographs I took as I cycled daily from my apartment in

Weserstraße, in Friedrichshain to various locations throughout Berlin.

 

All Images are 600mm x 600mm

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