tran•si•tion /tranˈziSHən/ Noun: The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.
Transitions, in many ways, demonstrates a natural progression from Gudgeon’s traditional focus. Although elements of the natural world are still highly pronounced, their forms have now been acutely abstracted and many set in motion. Gudgeon is no stranger to artistic contemplation, many of his previous works having been inspired during trips abroad or constant and detailed study of his subjects; but for this inaugural exhibition, his kinetic sculptures allow him to move beyond his past oeuvre, whilst maintaining the intrinsic beauty and grace for which his art is respected and known.
Unlike most of Gudgeon’s previous works, each piece belonging to an edition, the sculptures in the kinetic range are individually fabricated with each bronze patination mixed separately. Because of this process, each piece is unique, hand-made and assembled in the artist’s studio. The singularity of the kinetic production highlights the complexity and exclusivity of each and every moment experienced in life, alluding to the notion that – nothing is permanent, nothing lasts forever. Gudgeon’s kinetic sculptures will also be exhibited at the KINETICA Art Fair on the 28 February to the 3 March 2013. http://www.kinetica-artfair.com/
Simon Gudgeon will be in the gallery on Saturday 2 March 2013, come and meet the artist between 10am-3pm. Halcyon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street, London, W1S 2PF.