New woks have recently been completed for
Subodh Gupta, Shirazeh Houshiary, El Anatsui, Mariko Mori, Paula Rego, Mat Chivers, Paula Crown and many others. Works are in progress for Jenny Holzer, Mariko Mori, Wang Yuyang, the Haas Brothers, Davide Quayola, Cornelia Parker and Rachid Koraichi.
It is amazing that the artists we are working with come from all over the world; diverse cultures and that there are about the same number of men as women.
The materials that are used are equally diverse ranging from stainless steel trough tapestry to precious stone, silver thread, glass, resin, gelatin, light sensitive materials and those formed by pressure. Sometimes they are modelled physically and sometimes they are conceived in a virtual space before being re-materialised using additive (3D printing) or subtractive (CNC milling) processes. However art is dependent on the dialogue between the past and the present. In an on-going collaboration with Sky TV Factum’s recreation of Caravaggio’s stolen Nativity is being followed by a series of nine programmes that will see ‘performances’ of nine great paintings lost in the C20th - each of which will form the thread that runs through each of the 45 minute documentaries.
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