Entanglement Sculpture

$28,000.00
Size:
52cm x 192cm x 46cm
Medium:
Sculpture
Year:
2019

Curator's Eye

Exploring an ‘entangled landscape of experience’, Bo Lanyon’s ethereal and thought-provoking works connect and communicate through different mediums, often bridging both the physical and digital. Organic forms dance across the canvas as they float within their weightlessness, metamorphosing from abstraction into figuration, where entangled bundles of rope are guided by solitary hands - the slightest suggestion of human presence. Furthermore, cavernous, infinite greys and black make for contemplative backdrops to the convoluted elements of the foreground.

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Existing across painting, digital render & finally as cast bronze, the Entanglement series is my first major work to connect across multiple states of matter, concept and mediums. Appearing as a knot forming itself in space, Entanglement first emerged as an element of the painting of the same name; we digitally extracted the information from the painting and began to re-visit the artwork as a digital sculpture. Cast in bronze, sitting on worktop steel and weathered concrete,  interior emotional weight is brought into the world as a flowing knot of rope or guts, fleshy, raw metal that exposes the rainbow weld marks of its own making. Off-human hands with mirror-polished fingernails that distort an observer’s reflection, once hand-drawn and now physically tangible, delicately form a loop in a monument to tying ourselves in knots. The piece is titled intentionally to indicate the various interpretations and understandings of entanglement - emotional, physical, material and via quantum theory, where entangled particles remain connected so that actions performed on one affect the other, even when separated by great distances. Entanglement explores the simultaneous interconnectedness and distance that defines the experience of being human, and our efforts to understand and communicate it.

Medium: Bronze, steel & concrete

Country of Origin: United Kingdom