Gordon Froud, Large Polyhedron, 2017. R60 000.00
  • Gordon Froud, Large Polyhedron, 2017. R60 000.00

    Gordon Froud, Large Polyhedron, 2017.  Welded steel mesh, 2500mm in all directions.  Provenance: The artist.

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    • MORE ON THE ARTIST

      ARTIST STATEMENT

      Arabesque II

      Found objects reworked and recontextualized

      This piece is fashioned out of left over pieces of a Baroque style chandelier, combined with genuine 1970’s glass light fittings in brown glass. The glass orbs are fused with Ultraviolet glue into one form that hangs within the framework of bent steel. The steel has been treated with graphite to maintain a sheen.

      The triangular pyramidal form is an exercise in geometry forming triangles and the pyramid as a 3d form. Within this the organic spheres of glass inhabit the central area like a core or backbone. The result is an elegant and aesthetic play of forms and light.

       

      Star Tetrahedron

      This smaller geometric form made of welded steel mesh explores the power of the triangle. As one of the strongest physical forms, the triangle and by extension the triangular pyramid is a structural device used in architecture and engineering. It also has extreme relevance in the world of sacred geometry as the star tetrahedron is made up of intersecting pyramids that form a shape that is meant to be protective around the human form. Its shadow from above forms the Star of David shape much revered in ancient cultures and symbolizes amongst other things the Jewish people. I use it as a universal symbol of protection and unity.

       

      Nine inch nails

      Welded steel and nails treated with hammerite paint and presented on a rusted steel base. This prancing horse depicts the power of the majestic beast, beautiful to look at but potentially dangerous to engage with. The nails welded onto the armature create an aura of protection around the horse and also serve to break the sleek outline. The horse is raised onto a heavy rusted steel base giving it a sense of grandeur (like monumental equestrian sculptures) albeit in a slightly mocking or playful tone.

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      ARTIST BIO

      Gordon Froud has been actively involved in the South African and international art world as artist, educator, curator and gallerist for more than 40 years. He has shown on hundreds of solo and group shows. Froud graduated with a BA (FA) Hons from the University of Witwatersrand, and a Master’s degree from the University of Johannesburg, where he heads the Visual Art department. He has curated numerous group exhibitions that have traveled the country. He regularly shows on more than 20 exhibitions a year including showing in Washington, Holland and Paris 5 years ago. He was selected as the first Site – Specific artist in Residence at Plettenberg Bay for 2012 and again for 2013 as a participating artist in the Site – Specific land art Biennale. Three sculptures were selected for an exhibition of South African Sculpture in the Hague in May 2012, one of which was acquired by the SA Embassy there. He showed at Nirox Sculpture Park and at Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens as part of the ‘Heavy Metal’ outdoor Sculpture exhibition in 2013 and 2014. He is represented in many public and private collections. Froud curated two shows of SA contemporary Art to Appalachian State University, North Carolina and the Biejing Bienalle 2015 which were also shown at Pretoria Art Museum and University of Johannesburg Art gallery. His two- year cycle of work, a solo show of more than 150 new works, has was showcased at the Standard Bank gallery from April to June 2018 as Harmonia: Sacred Geometry, pattern of existence. This show has traveled to various major galleries and museums in 2018 and 2019. Froud regularly shows on more than 25 shows a year. He is reading for a PhD at the University of Johannesburg.

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