Sunday, 21 October 2012

Faces and Figures... the title of the current exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery that focuses on portraiture by Thomas Schutte, including sculpture, photography and paintings by the German artist.

On the walk through Hyde Park to the gallery I saw this sculpture across The Long Water/Serpentine lake. It reminds me a little of a Henry Moore or Barbara Hepworth.

Outside the south side of the gallery are these (patinated bronze) sculptures (below), United Enemies (2011).

As the sun begins to set, it casts great shadows across them and the grass.

As with the United Enemies sculptures outside, I like the weathered effect on the (patinated) bronze below. This artwork, Memorial for Unknown Artist (2011), also has that effect on its steel base too.

Vater Staat (Father State) (2010) has a similiar effect, albeit more rusty, on its steel surface.

I like the character that some of Schutte's ink and pencil drawings (on paper) have, such as this one from the Mirror Drawings (1998-99) series.


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