Grille (landscape)

Bax, Olivia
Olivia Bax uses steel, chicken wire, newspaper and household paint to create colourful large-scale forms. Interested in the process and physicality of construction, she begins with a linear ‘drawing in space’ made from steel, and then builds up textures to reveal the work’s sculptural narrative. Grille (landscape), 2020, was included in the exhibition Off Grid, which was organised after the artist won the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award in 2019. The title of the exhibition imagines being free from interruptions and beyond the reach of electronic signals. The work is inspired by window grilles the artist observed while visiting Milan. She considered the dual function of these objects: they were used for security, to keep people out, but also as spaces for growth, as many use these structures as extensions of their living spaces to place belongings such as plants.
  • Artwork Details: 131 x 150 x 42cm
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  • Material description: Steel, chicken wire, foam, newspaper, UV resistant PVA, household acrylic paint, plaster
  • Credit line: © the artist. Courtesy of the artist and Standpoint Gallery, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch
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  • Accession number: ACC15/2020



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