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Angela Bulloch

Melancholyflower, 2017

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Angela Bulloch

Angela Bulloch’s career began in the late 1980s when, as a fresh graduate of London’s Goldsmiths College, she took part in "Freeze"—the now-legendary 1988 exhibition that helped cement the YBA generation. Bulloch, however, has consistently set herself apart from many of her contemporaries by eschewing shock tactics in favor of a minimalistic approach that celebrates the aesthetic beauty of order and the sensuality of form. Conceptually rigorous, yet never shying away from humor, her work jumps across the boundaries of media, using sculpture, light, video, and sound to immerse viewers in a multi-sensory exploration of the systems that structure social behavior.

Born in Rainy River, Canada in 1966, Bulloch was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997 and the Preis der Nationalgalerie in 2005. Palais de Tokyo, Vienna Secession, The Hayward Gallery, Tate Liverpool, and both New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum are among the renowned international institutions that have exhibited her work. She is now based in Berlin where she is represented by Esther Schipper.

Angela Bulloch’s career began in the late 1980s when, as a fresh graduate of London’s Goldsmiths College, she took part in "Freeze"—the now-legendary 1988 exhibition that helped cement the YBA generation. Bulloch, however, has consistently set herself apart from many of her contemporaries by eschewing shock tactics in favor of a minimalistic approach that celebrates the aesthetic beauty of order and the […] more

Melancholyflower, 2017

Mention Angela Bulloch’s work and two things will undoubtedly come to mind: rhythmic variations of color and a playful exploration of geometric form. Melancholyflower may appear to signal a complete departure from these visual signatures, but here—as with many of Bulloch’s works—first appearances can be deceiving. A closer inspection of Melancholyflower reveals a delicate fluctuation of color tones as shadows play across a surface that has yet another secret to reveal—the mathematically complex, fractal world of the vegetable kingdom.

Offering playful insight into Bulloch’s core themes, including a twist on words in the title that opens up the work to be more than the sum of it’s linguistic parts, this striking object was created by the artist as a special 30th-anniversary edition to recall some of her earliest works dating from 1987. Cast in acrylic resin and finished with paint in the shade RAL 1028 Melon Yellow, Melancholyflower was produced as a limited-edition of just 25 pieces and is delivered, along with a signed certificate of authenticity, in a cardboard storage box bearing the logo of the artist’s studio.

Mention Angela Bulloch’s work and two things will undoubtedly come to mind: rhythmic variations of color and a playful exploration of geometric form. Melancholyflower may appear to signal a complete departure from these visual signatures, but here—as with many of Bulloch’s works—first appearances can be deceiving. A closer inspection of Melancholyflower reveals a delicate fluctuation […] more

Purchase Edition

Angela Bulloch
Melancholyflower, 2017

Size:
26 x 14 x 14 cm

Material:
Acrylic resin, paint

Edition:
25 + 5 AP with signed and numbered certificate

€1.260,50
Incl. 0.00% VAT Excl. € 45 Shipping within Europe

Gustav Klimt

Art is a line around your thoughts.