A retrospective of works by Seamus Moran. The selected works span a period of 15 years and include new pieces which have not been shown before in the UK.
Moran works with combinations of seemingly incompatible ideas and forms to produce his sculptures. Inspired by childhood memories of museum visits, fossils and armour, and his industry background in mould-making, he produces work that is convincing & meticulously constructed.
For many years he has worked by assembling castings of knots salvaged from dead trees and turning them into complex organic abstracts. One of his pieces “Decade” was awarded “Best installation” at the NOAC last year.
Whilst he still uses this method some of his recent work has focused on more figurative themes, often with a strong social comment. He uses a lot of widely different materials and construction methods, often having to learn completely new techniques and skills.
Very different in some ways to his previous body of work, but retaining the realism and the feeling that these pieces could be museum exhibits from a parallel universe.
He says, “My objective is to give body to my own insights on the human condition through these dark, slightly humorous sculptures, introducing questionable values by the rethinking of familiar objects.”
In 2013 Moran’s “Urban Burka” was shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize and the following year “Harness” won the Passion for Freedom competition. This piece, a suit of armour for a bird, went on to be shown at The Tower of London earlier this year as part of an ongoing tour of The Royal Armouries sites.
Seamus Moran lives and works in Cornwall. In 2015 he was accepted as a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
|Duration||29 September 2017 - 10 November 2017|
|Times||Tuesday – Saturday: 10-6|
|Venue||Dadiani Fine Art|
|Address||30 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NG|
|Contact||0207 287 3717 / email@example.com / www.dadianifineart.com|