Limerick, Ireland
John Pickering, H, 1998, 70 x 54 x 30 cm, cylinder with sphere

John Pickering

b. 1934, England

The purpose of my work is to emphasise the spatial qualities of structures and to realise them on a civic scale. When choosing an object to invert, I have a good idea what the transformation will look like. Selecting the centre of inversion is of crucial importance to the spatial appearance of the ensuing structure. From here, I then explore, within the logic of the piece, additional possibilities which generate far more material information than is finally required. The expressive and aesthetic nature of this process come into play, and the beauty of the structure eventually emerges.

(Text: e v+ a – matters catalogue, 2010)

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