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Wall-mounted sculpture composition at an office reception


Suspended abstract wall sculptures for office reception
Dimensions 200 x 80 x 20 cm each

Conning Asset Management.Ltd., London

ARIOS‘ 2014 is a series commissioned for the reception area in London, Monument.
Ostensibly these are sculptural representations of water vapour or clouds. Cloud forms can look solid to us when we see them from below or above. Artists have sought to capture their fascinating transient beauty in painting and photography but
is rare to find as a subject for sculpture.

British artist Antony Gormley first tried it out with his steel construction ‘The Quantum Cloud‘, a 3D steel messy-like construction at London’s Millennium Dome (O2 Arena) in 1999 and then later again in 2007 with ‘Cloud Chamber‘ at the Haywood Gallery, London where he created ‘a real cloud‘ in a glass box which people were able to walk through. Spanish artist Jaume Plensa’s ‘Nuage Series‘ 2012 of floating cloud form and figure are another example and of course so are Andy Warhol’s ‘Silver Clouds‘ 1966.

Artist Statement
"The white-painted mesh as a material is distinctly reminiscent of translucent canvas and its modelling creates a liveliness and sense of movement that is further enhanced by the use of projected shadow combined with strategic lighting across the undulating relief surface of the sculpture. The white sculptures represent a simple reversal from black - a sculpturally optical and graphic rendition - to white - a sculpturally tactile rendition of surface and form."
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Public examples

St. Mary, Wherwell Chilbolton, UK
Millennium Dome, London
Manangel, Birmingham
Shrine of Walsingham, UK
Wimbledon Centre Court Building, UK
‘Figure & Fountain‘, London


Natural History Museum, London
International Slavery Museum, Liverpool
Galleria Nazionali de Arte Moderna, Rome
Museum Beelden an Zee, The Netherlands
Court of Justice, Almelo, The Netherlands
National Gallery Canberra, Australia
Nickel Arts Museum, Calgary, USA

Corporate and Private Acquisition Examples

8 Northumberland, London
British Consulate-General Shanghai
Cannon Gym
Eric and Jean Cass Collection
Coloplast Ltd.
Conning Asset Management, London
Hanover Grange
Heron Corporation
Hyatt Hotel Group
Jumeirah Hotel Group
Le Royal Meridien
Mews of Mayfair
Radisson Hotel / Edwardian Hotel
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
My sculptures have no palpable substance or surface. At first glance they appear to be a metallic membrane but when you take a closer look they are not even a skin. They are in fact a delineation of surface and form, modelled and drawn in three-dimensional space.
David Begbie