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Rowan Mace





Dimensions (cm)

Height: 52
Length: 32
Depth: 25


Oil paint on wood

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Freestanding
  • On a plinth

About the Artwork

My work is about colour, spontaneity, the intrinsic quality of materials, simplicity, sensuality, light and the immediacy of touch and its impact. I experiment with found pieces of wood, off-cuts that have been managed in some way and then discarded. The alteration in the wood must be subtle and I like to use paint simply. How and where the work is placed and how pieces relate to each other is important. I have been working in quite a restricted environment and this has influenced the scale of the work and how it describes intimacy and sometimes domesticity. I decided to embrace this as this has been my recent experience and describes something important to me. I am interested in our attempts at perfection and how when we fail or show the process of our efforts these details create something much more beautiful and engaging. Composition and design are also important, noticing how materials work together but always aware that the best things happen when I am not working with ideas but responding to intuition and being fully engaged moment to moment.

Background, history, commissioner of the work

This piece is from a body of work produced in 2019 .

Thematic/contextual information

I am concerned with building structures that reflect light and colour in to a space, working playfully and intuitively, paying attention to the inherent qualities of wood and paint.

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