Sunday, August 30, 2015
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.