Recently I was asked to design and make the awards for the honourees at the RA America gala in New York. This year Marina Abramovic, Thomas Heatherwick and Aryeh Bourkoff recieved awards. They each were given a sculpture based on my sculpture The Hyper Real.
Some images taken of new commission, 'Isometric Metropolis' installed at 11-12 Hanover Square, London. The lines are derived from a 3D digital wireframe model of that area of London and made from heat treated Ash.
Fabricated by Richard Gamester.
I am currently working on a collaborative project making a table with an Italian marble carving company, Torart in Carrara. The finished table will be limited edition in polished black marble. Here are some of the work in progress images:
I was recently asked to propose a large scale sculpture for a commission in Central London, here are some images and animations of the proposed pieces based on the Greek god Apollo.
This year I was invited to enter a couple of postcards into the RCA Secret 2016 exhibition.
Stewarts Law RCA Secret is a fundraising exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks, by internationally acclaimed artists plus up-and-coming graduates and students from the Royal College of Art.
It's a chance to get your hands on original works of art for a tiny price, while supporting students at a formative time in their careers. Each postcard in Stewarts Law RCA Secret is signed only on the back, so collectors don't know the identity of the artists until they have made their purchases.
Here are some images of my 'Self-Portrait' entries.
I recently commissioned photographer Jack Doncaster to take some studio images whilst I prepared my sculpture 'Partition' for the Jerwood makers exhibition. Here is a selection of the images:
I have recently been selected for the 2015 Jerwood Makers Award along with Manifold studiomate Ian McIntyre, Jasleen Kaur and Malene Hartmann Rasmussen and Studio Silo.
The initiative, now entering its fifth year, promotes the significance of making and materials within the visual arts arena. It seeks to support exceptional skill and imagination, looking broadly at how contemporary artists are defining or challenging the boundaries of what has traditionally been described as applied arts. The awards gifted to each artist afford them a rare opportunity to freely develop creative ideas central to their individual practices independently of specific commissioning structures.
The artists were selected by an independent panel comprising Grant Gibson, Editor of Crafts magazine;Isobel Dennis, Director of New Designers – the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition; andMichael Marriott, leading product designer and curator.
On the submission process and final selection, the panel commented:
‘Whittling down the finalists from this year’s record number of entries was genuinely tough. In the end the five chosen displayed a high level of technical skill combined with imagination and intellectual adventure. They are all attempting to take their practice in a new direction. 2015’s Jerwood Makers Open promises to be an exhilarating exhibition.’
You can find out more about the show here.
amaCollective is proud to present dontdrinkthemilk#1: a one night performance event at TripSpace Projects, London.
On Sunday the 14th of December 2014, concert pianist Alexander Soares will perform in conversation with artist Liz Miller. A series of etchings, part of the Classics on Vinyl series, will function as sheet music that can be read intuitively through shape and colour. This particular segment will consist of Soares’ musical reading and piano performance of Claude Debussy's Claire de Lune. Subsequently, sonic artist Chester Lusk will translate this musical score into a live composition with electronic analogue instruments.
For the latter stage of the evening, guests will be witnesses to a sound and visual performance produced by artist Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, in collaboration with Will Robinson, as a direct response to the performance of choral collective the REC. The event will see the live translation of two classical compositions, resulting in a manifestation of sound and projection in the space.
dontdrinkthemilk#1 will investigate the power of sound in the creation of physical landscapes and material configurations in the space. With the night focussed on performativity, collaboration and experimentation, this will afford greater access to the sphere of contemporary arts, in special relation to classical, choral and experimental music.
You can buy tickets here.
As a main collaborator of amaCollective from the beginning, Zac’s involvement has been instrumental in the initiation of our dontdrinkthemilk#1 chain reaction. During this interview we will delve into his development as an artist and his thoughts on the workings of a reactive exhibition process. http://www.amacollective.org/
Zachary was recently interviewed for Dazeddigital.com, you can read what he said here: