13Amp Muse

29 Oct 2021 – 27 Nov 2021

Regular hours

11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00

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Tension Fine Art

England, United Kingdom


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  • 227,194,176,358,354,
  • West Penge, East Penge or Anerley Stations
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Tension is pleased to present ’13 Amp Muse’ by Nik Ramage. This solo show of mechanical sculptures presents a group of work, old and new, musing on life in the post-peak-pandemic world.


Nik Ramage makes sculptural machines that have drifted away from utility and objects that have forgotten their purpose. Some move and others teeter on the edge of movement. They are assembled from found objects, scrap and steel. Each work might embrace paradox or absurdity but is comfortable with it’s own quirks and runs to it’s own logic.

Some of these machines mimic characteristics of life; a hot-water bottle rising and falling as if breathing, the condensation left by breath on glass. Others tell a small narrative -an electric travellerthat will pull its own plug out- or of a snatched moment -a singular hand clapping. Another group are trying to navigate the way forward: a spinning ‘one way sign’ or pointing finger offer little help; a compass offers some constancy at least. Maybe the 13 Amp Muse can guide them.


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