For this week's #Five2Watch we’ve selected five artists whose work considers ruins, featuring: Peter Gudynas, Gayle Chong Kwan, Tracey Eastham, Andrew Hardwick and James Eddy.
Crushed Cars (Form and Transformation), 2009
Archival Inkjet Print, Limited Edition of 25
Printed on Hahnemühle Photo-Rag Bright White 310gsm Inkjet Paper
'Anthropo-scene', Bloomberg Space, London, 2015
A multi-layered installation that explores the built environment, strata, and waste, in relation to the City of London. Fantastical large wall-based photographic panoramas are created from London's lost buildings and contemporary waste. Installations in the gallery recall stacks of archaeological drawers. The photographic and sculptural elements range in ratio and scale. Chong Kwan brings together contemporary, historic and archaeological objects and materials, juxtaposing excavation and construction, ruin and renewal, and confounding their chronology in order to question what we leave to posterity. Chong Kwan explores different landscape ‘scenes’ in terms of staging the view, as well as the place, where an action or event occurs or as the scene of a possible crime.
Splendid is the Masonry the Fates Destroyed It, 2014
Paper collage based on the historical representation of ruins with the British landscape
Search Light Building Ruin 79 x 138 cms, 2022
Mixed Medium, collage on board and canvas
"Growth & decay", charcoal sculpture, 2018
"Growth & decay", charcoal sculpture, a time based work first created in 2011 at the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Stunning photos by the team at Heligan of snow on the sculpture.
Constructed with charred timber and charcoal, the sculpture is an abstract form expressing the natural process of growth and decay in nature. Growth flowing upwards towards the sun before eventually returning to the soil. The work is intended to decay over time.
Published 4 November 2022