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Profile image of Toby ShortToby Short, is a mid-career UK artist and former British Film Industry sculptor. His first solo show took place at Agkathi gallery Athens in 2002. Toby Short’s participation in recent exhibitions includes: ‘Expanded Ecologies: Perspectives in a Time of Emergency’ National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (2009), ‘Anthropini Morphi stin texni’ (the human form in art) technopolis, Athens Gr (2009), ‘Art Cargo’ Elgeka storage unit, Athens (2009), 7-ply festival, Technopolis Athens (2008), ‘Re-MapKM’ a parallel project to the 1st Biennale of Ath...

Sculpture: 'Hole VII (Low/Bas Relief Coloured Mounted Plaques)'
by Toby Short

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Sculptural relief Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture by sculptor Toby Short titled: 'Hole VII (Low/Bas Relief Coloured Mounted Plaques)'
Sculptural relief Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture by sculptor Toby Short titled: 'Hole VII (Low/Bas Relief Coloured Mounted Plaques)' - Artwork View 1 Sculptural relief Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture by sculptor Toby Short titled: 'Hole VII (Low/Bas Relief Coloured Mounted Plaques)' - Artwork View 2
Sculpture description:
Quarry Excavation Trompe L`Oeil sculpture, `holes` are a series of large-scale painted plaster reliefs depicting excavations in Athens. They invite us to look and yet at the same time may even repel us with images seemingly lacking in beauty or interest. The views they show are of places which exist beyond our contemporary gaze, hidden behind hoardings and sandwiched between tall buildings. They are generally inaccessible to the public and the alien environment holds no attraction for visitors. Consequently these places become like oases in the city. Places where the complexities of everyday living are stripped away to reveal the raw material of everything, space. Gaps between the buildings and voids in the earth expose nothingness. I am drawn to these places, which are like glitches in a computer program, momentary lapses in the ceaseless regeneration of the city, where we can see once more bare earth and open space, the exposed raw material from which all the rest of the visible creation around us has sprung.
Artist's comments:
You can almost literally get inside a relief in your mind. At least you can visualize how you would be able to exist, and move around within this `other` place. This powerful visual draw makes relief works highly approachable. It is also a fact that the viewer cannot in reality inhabit the space portrayed in a work of relief as they may do in a work of installation. But this does not diminish the potential for the relief to become associated with the viewer. On the contrary it may well be that the implication is all the more powerful given this actual barrier as this creates in the viewer the necessity to make a creative `leap of faith’, to undertake `a willing suspension of disbelief` in order to mentally inhabit the work.
Dimensions/size: 65 x 45 x 15 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 2 ft 1 3/5 in x 1 ft 5 2/3 in x 6 in
Edition:
Medium: sculptural relief
Sculptor: Toby Short [sculptor profile]
Price: £
2,000

Converted prices below are only for guidance and should be checked:
2,372
/ USD $
2,525
/ AUD $
3,400
/ CAD $
3,359
/ CHF
2,551
Availability: Yes, for sale.*
Category: Architectural Sculptures
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Polychrome Sculpture Multi-Coloured Statues statuettes statuary
Buildings, Structures and Parts Statues or Sculptures
Trompe l`Oeil Low Relief Panel Sculptures / Statues / panels
High Relief or Haute Relief Carving Sculpture Wall Panel casting in Bronze / Copper
Weight: 15 Kg / 33 lb
Title: Hole VII (Low/Bas Relief Coloured Mounted Plaques)
Finish: crystocal, acrylic paint
Recommended Usage: Indoors only (finish and/or material and/or size may be unsuitable for the garden)
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