Archive for September, 2012

STUDIO DIARY // 19th September 2012

Posted on: September 19th, 2012 by Marius Roman

The National Open Art Competition
Yummy Mummy has been selected for this years NOAC. Really pleased, sounds like it’s going to be a good year with various events planned. The exhibition will also be coming to London, Grayson perry is going to be opening the show – WOW! Here’s some info:-

2012 EXHIBITION DATES and EVENTS
THE MINERVA GALLERY CHICHESTER OCT 11th-OCT 21st
THE PRINCE’S FOUNDATION GALLERY HOXTON OCT 24th -NOV 1st

http://www.thenationalopenartcompetition.com/index.php

STUDIO DIARY // 17th September 2012

Posted on: September 17th, 2012 by Marius Roman

Santorini Biennale
I’m going out to Santorini next week to have a look at the biennale and to see my works installed. It’s been a new experience showing internationally, good but you do loose a sense of ownership on something you’ve been so very close to. Once the works are boxed up and shipped you’re relatively powerless as to its installment and thus how you, as an artist are judged and your works seen. Not that I’m a control freak or anything! In the case of Taiwan I was so impressed with how the works were installed that it really added something to their visual impact. When the curator wrote to me this is what she said about the installation,

“I placed your work in front of the window which seems more theatrical than white walls. Through the void of the window shield, you can trace the mysterious green and powerful sunlight.”

I don’t think I had realised the huge amount of trust and understanding that takes place between curator and artist until this point.
When I visit Santorini I’m very much looking forward to meeting the curators and talking to them about their experiences of the inaugural biennale. They have kindly agreed to be interviewed so sometime after next week I’ll post a review.
http://www.santorinibiennale.gr/

STUDIO DIARY // 17th September 2012

Posted on: September 17th, 2012 by Marius Roman

Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Taiwan
The curator of the show has sent me a fantastic image of the works installed at the Museum in Taipei.  A little too far for me to have gone, so it’s great to have this.  There is going got be a full colour catalogue produced of all the works in the show, if anyone is interested in seeing it,  just let me know.

sculptureexhibtaiwan

STUDIO DIARY // 17th September 2012

Posted on: September 17th, 2012 by Marius Roman

Ludlow Open Exhibition Report
I went up to ludlow for the double private view, an ingenious idea by Jo King the curator, to drink wine, view art and meet people two nights in a row.
The quality of the work overall was excellent and I was pleased to be a part of it. Unfortunately, the piece Constellation proved difficult to install and a compromise was made. We had to show the work mounted on a painted board, hung on the wall as opposed to the individual figurines being attached directly to the wall within a painted black circle. It didn’t work as well but none the less, it looked ok. Yummy Mummy looked great in her own ‘pod’ style space which had been draped with black fabric but sadly she a met a sticky end and was eaten by a mouse! So, not the experience I had anticipated but experience all the same!

STUDIO DIARY // 17th September 2012

Posted on: September 17th, 2012 by Marius Roman

DeptfordX exhibition report
I can’t quite believe that the summer has been and gone and although I love this time of year there is always a little sadness in the air with the approaching winter months.
Work wise, the past few months have been very productive. For DeptfordX I had to produce a substantial amount of work. I think I must have cast around 80 figurines and I have to say I’m in no hurry to cast any more! The main areas for the works were St. Paul’s Church, Deptford train station and Deli X. They were also placed in various locations from shops to community centers as a way of progressing the idea of ‘loss’ within a community, to be ‘discovered’ by passers by and then taken home if proved desirable enough. So, it’s quite interesting to think of all these little plaster cast figurines, once discarded and gathering dust at the back of a charity shop, now decorating the mantlepiece or some such place in homes of people unknown to me.
I took masses of pictures and posted them onto a fb page, here’s the link if you’d to see them-