Camilla Løw

21 February 2014
Camilla Løw, Cinematic (2013), Hand painted aluminium, 60 x 60 x 18cm © the artist, photo: Will Bradley

Pier Arts Centre

Camilla Løw (b. 1976, Oslo, Norway) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. Her sculptures have been presented in solo exhibitions at institutions including The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo (2012), the New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury (2010), and the Bergen Kunsthall No.5 (2008). Using industrial materials such as concrete and painted steel, Low’s works ‘investigate what might be seen as traditional sculptural or architectonic concerns with form, space, rhythm, tension, balance and the properties of materials’.

Cinematic is the second work by Løw to enter the Pier Arts Centre’s collections. Its circular form and construction as a mobile, along with its title, which alludes to moving images, offer a playful exploration of form and its dynamic potential.

Circles and oval forms are a strong theme within the Pier Arts Centre’s collection, especially in the work of Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Peter Lanyon. The delineated and formal structure of Cinematic will allow connections to be made between key paintings and sculptures within the core Collection. This conversation between works that represent a historic high point in British Modernism and the concerns of artists working today is central to the way the Pier Collection has developed over the last 10 years.

The work will also add to the Pier’s holding of Scandinavian art and will significantly strengthen the group of works by contemporary female artists that have been built up around core works by Barbara Hepworth.

The work is on display from 14 February – 21 April 2014 at Pier Arts Centre in the exhibition New Readings – Contemporary Collecting at the Pier Arts Centre.

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