studio1.1 is pleased to present in his first solo show in England, a huge new sculptural work by young artist John Wallbank. The work will take up the major part of the gallery space reversing the old adage about sculpture being something you fall over when stepping back to look at a painting.
This multi-structured piece has been steadily growing and re-forming over the past year in his studio, a structure built up organically with a sort of G-plan offcut brutalism, perhaps addressing an idea of 'modernism' that we seem to have failed. A subtly detailed almost phantasmagoric structure whose Quixotic cubism belies the seriousness of his enquiry into the contradictions within the creative act between intuition and analysis. The work is pieced together in a sincere hope for enlightenment. A romantic journey into literal and conceptual space with no predefined destination.
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