Sunday, August 30, 2015

Shiny Things


Exploring the City of London, I found numerous works of art to spur some contemplation and enjoyment.  This piece puzzled me.  



It wasn't until I was back home and doing a bit of research that I learned the name of the artist as well as the name of the piece.  The name of this piece is "More Really Shiny Things That Don't Mean Anything".  So there you have it, contemplation over.  There is no meaning.  It's just a big huge ball of shiny objects all welded together.  The name is perfect.  The artist is Ryan Gander and English artist who lives and works between London and Suffolk.  He is a conceptual artist who works with a wide range of materials.  

His bio calls him a "disabled conceptual artist" and I did find an interview with him and noticed that he does use a wheelchair.  However, I personally don't like seeing the word "disabled" used to describe him.  I would describe him simply as a talented, successful conceptual artist whose body of work reaches a variety of materials, sizes and complexities.

If you would like to see the interview I found, you can find it here.



15 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

It sits very well against its shiny backdrop too!

Kate said...

Well, it certainly is a piece that I could not proudly exhibit in my living room! I am pleased to hear that you are sensitive to the label "diasabled.: I like your description of the artist much better.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I would say a talented and highly imaginative conceptual artist Sharon!

Lowell said...

Okay. What's the point? Why bother doing something if it has no meaning. Perhaps it had some meaning for the artist and now it doesn't. I find no meaning in it. But then, I've never really liked heavy metal!

Judy said...

He must have had a lot of shiny things laying about.

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Lois said...

It is an interesting piece and I wonder how long it took to assemble. My dad had polio as a young man and he wore a leg brace, sometimes used canes and when he got older, was confined to a wheelchair. He always hated the word "disabled" too and didn't let anything stop him from accomplishing whatever he set his mind to!

Taken For Granted said...

Your photos drew me in immediately. Had to see more. That's an amazing sculpture. Like your description of the artist.

Margaret Adamson said...

An intersting piece from a talent artist Sharon. Have a great week ahead

Thérèse said...

There we have it... The pictures though make the piece more interesting than it probably is...

William Kendall said...

Very unusual!

Marie C said...

Wow....really fascinating!

you-wee because said...

Yummy! As a mechanical engineer I would like to cook this screw-and- bolt-dumbling with a cream sauce!! ;-)

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