PS#21, 2017, Painted wood, 11 4/5 × 11 2/5 × 1 3/5 in, 30 × 29 × 4 cm, by Alan Franklin

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Alan Franklin
PS #21: Assemblage wall sculpture by Alan Franklin

2017

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PS#21, 2017, Painted wood, 11 4/5 × 11 2/5 × 1 3/5 in, 30 × 29 × 4 cm, by Alan Franklin A hand-painted wooden sculpture based on theories of randomness and chance but with a playful element, bringing to mind the idea of childs play and games. In this piece, the sticks (PS Pooh Sticks) have been painted in random colours and dropped, and then fixed as they have fallen, without the artist's intervention. This sculpture is mounted onto a round wooden base which screws directly into the wall and is easy to install. Alan Franklin’s drawings and sculptures are a playful exploration of materials and processes, as well as of our perception. Proceeding from a simple strategy and at times the result of laborious repetition, he pursues his interest in chance and the unpredictable. Even with apparent chaos there are rules, factors, and physics, which contribute to the muddled mayhem, but with a minimum of organization the structure of chaos is managed and an aesthetic appears. There is a quiet, meditative appreciation in the subtle variations and irregularities of repeated incidents, gestures and processes all of which he explores, through selections of colour and shape with random compositional strategies. Alan has an MA (Fine Art) from Goldsmiths College (1983) and has since exhibited his work on an international arena from London to Japan. His residencies have taken him all over the world from Iceland, Poland, Morocco to the Grizedale Forest in Cumbria.

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  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 11.82 in. x W 11.42 in. x D 1.97 in.H 30 cm x W 29 cm x D 5 cm
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU94733896382
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