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Sketches in the Air: Delicate Figures Drawn in the Air with Welded Steel Rods by Gavin Worth

January 25, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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“Flora 1” – Steel rods and ebonized wood, 72cm x 72cm x 20cm

Artist Gavin Worth (previously) works with repurposed steel rods and wire welded into two dimensional sculptures appear as illustrated line drawings. Some of the artworks are meant to be viewed against the dramatic backdrop of the sky, or can be amplified through projected light and shadow. Other pieces, like his 2012 sculpture Thirst, have a kinetic component and can be rotated to reveal opposing images.

Worth recently lived in Egypt for three years and has since relocated to Switzerland. He opens a new exhibition of work at Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art in Milan starting later this month.

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“Flora 1” – Steel rods and ebonized wood, 72cm x 72cm x 20cm

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“Flora 2” – Steel rods and ebonized wood, 59cm x 65cm x 20cm

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“Flora 3” – Steel rods and ebonized wood, 56cm x 69cm x 20cm

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“Flora 4” – Steel rods and ebonized wood, 40cm x 69cm x 20cm

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“Flora 5” – Steel rods and ebonized wood, 45cm x 66cm x 20cm

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“Flora 6” – Steel rods and ebonized wood, 82cm x 148cm x 20cm

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“Sophia” – Steel rods, 182cm x 485cm

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“Thirst” – Repurposed steel rods, 48″x92″x92″

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“The Egyptian Sibyl” – Steel rods, 20 feet by 17 feet

 

 

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