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First@108 Public Art Award: Rupert Norfolk at The Royal British Society Of Sculptors Galleries

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The Royal Society of Sculptors presents Playground by Rupert Norfolk on the sculpture terrace at 108 Old Brompton Road, London. As winner of the First@108 Public Art Award, Norfolk has been given the opportunity to create his first-large scale piece of art. Playground brings together and reinvents plastic garden toys, overlapping and fusing them into an inextricable tangle. Uniformly painted pale blue to produce a continuous surface, these familiar objects are transformed into a single abstract form. Physical mobility is arrested by this reconfigured structure - the swings can't pendulum, the seesaw can't pivot and the ladders and slides can't be climbed up or slid down - such that the sculpture can only be animated in the spectator's imagination. A second new work, National Libraries, is on show in the salon gallery. It takes the form of a large-scale architectural model representing eight state institutions - icons of sovereignty and knowledge - that have been merged to simultaneously coexist in the same space. The sculpture is derived from digital models downloaded from the Internet: Australia, Belarus, China, France, Greece, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Sweden. These 3D models have been reconfigured using a computer and then transposed into laser-cut plywood. The sculpture is sized to preclude grasping the whole object from a single point of view. The spectator is therefore compelled to move around the multifaceted structure in order to physically experience its complex knot of disjunctive architectural styles.

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Royal British Society of Sculptors

Address
108 Old Bronpton Road
London
SW7 3RA
Telephone:
0207373 8615
Website
http://www.rbs.org.uk

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