It is entirely justified that Robert Currie was selected by Sarah Kent, Gavin Turk and Jeremy Millar for ‘New Contempories’ in 2000. His meticulously constructed sculptures and installations uses strands of nylon and analog videotape. Volume is created by an apparent and paradoxical emptiness. Light emerges out of his intricate systems of intersecting lines and spaces, creating a piece of art that appears to dance and ripple yet is entirely stationary. Currie explores the properties of his deceptively simple materials and fully uses their ability to alternatively reflect, diffract and absorb light in order to show the contrast of appearing solid yet simultaneously light. Each piece is incredibly meditative; please do not rush through this exhibition at the usual London pace in order to tick off another gallery ‘done’ on the endless list of must-sees. Robert Currie’s Latest Works deserves engagement, you will find an eerie peace descending on you as you view the delicate patterns.
It is no surprise that Currie’s work brings to mind Naum Gabo’s dictum that any material might be suitable for the creation of sculpture as long as the artist is attuned to its specific emotional qualities.
This is Currie’s first exhibition at Gimpel Fils.
Robert Currie | Latest Works
Till 14th January, 2012
30 Davies Street
All images courtesy of Gimpel Fils
Words by Anna Bang
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