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Perspective

Fredrikson Stallard at David Gill Gallery
20.04.19

Fredrikson Stallard has been described as an “avant-garde partnership”, namely the coming together of Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard who met at Central St Martin’s in London in 1995. At that time Stallard specialised in ceramics, while Fredrikson’s focus was on product design having studied architecture in Copenhagen. Currently exhibiting their sixth solo show David Gill Gallery in London, ‘Reformation’ features eleven monolithic sculptural works made from cardboard, cast in bronze and finished in black, patinated bronze, polished bronze, or painted white. Incredible. As the gallery explains, “Having sourced vast amounts of cardboard on the streets of London, the artists break it down, flatten it out, rip, tear, fold, crumple and then layer it, to create monumental compositions. They call this ‘reverse painting’ because the cardboard responds much like oil paint and the collaging is done back-to-front. The pieces are then placed face-down inside industrial steel-pressing machines and are finally ready to be cast.” The gallery was unfortunately closed on our recent visit – that’ll teach us for travelling over Easter – however the exhibition runs until May 14. Enjoy a closer look via the exhibition catalogue online. Photography courtesy of David Gill Gallery.