Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mark Booth finalist in two major Australian sculpture prizes.

Sculptor Mark Booth
Hill End artist Mark Booth is creating and gathering momentum with his intriguing organic sculpture with flying colours. A finalist in two prestigious art prizes, The inaugural Tom Bass Prize which is the first national Australian art prize for figurative sculpture.and the Sculpture at Scenic World, Blue Mountains.

The Tom Bass Prize will be held at the Juniper Hall , 250 Oxford Street Paddington Exhibition from the 4th March - 20th March 2016. Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10.00am - 5.00pm.  

The prize features 38 artists from across Australia which will exhibit a broad range of sculpture from representational, abstract, innovative and contemporary, all inspired by the human form.

The second exhibition is at Scenic World located on the corner of Violet Street and Cliff Drive, Katoomba in Australia's World Heritage - listed Blue Mountains. The exhibition will be in the rainforest with world class sculptures and held over 30 days from April 8 - May 8.

Artist's statement
Sculptures made from PVC pipe elbows combine to create infinite knots, which, although non-objective, reference the organic. Their modular components suggest a repetition of form, but each is unique in its arrangement, reflecting the freeform process of assembly. Achieved through the use of pattern, light, and scale, camouflage can change the perception of form by making it disappear or change shape. A natural phenomenon, it can be adopted to disguise man-made forms and blend them into their surroundings. This transformation of artificial into organic, disintegration of form, and the obfuscation of an object, are concerns for the artist.


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