Goodwood Sculpture Park, West Sussex Triton III - Bryan Kneale
10 December, 2010
The Tate, London
Globe trotter Gauguin at The Tate Modern
15 September, 2010
Bryan Kneale's Triton 3 is also an amalgam of forms. Made from a dome spun from stainless steel, cut into shapes and reassembled, the composition combines convex and concave areas. The convex portions are mirror-polished and form the main large sweeps of the sculpture, whilst the concave parts are satin-finished, thereby providing two contrasting characteristics to the surfaces of the sculpture. Large and small portions are conjoined, and the whole abstract form is one of movement, pause and change in direction. The way in which two parts within a sculpture are joined together is important to Bryan Kneale, a consideration retained since his earlier work, which was based more obviously on skeletal, animal forms. The outer polished areas reflect the surroundings, introducing colour and a distinctive sense of place.
Kneale has, in the past, applied water-related themes to his sculptures. Deemster Fish is a prime example. In that sculpture the form was open and linear, whereas in Triton 3 line plays an important role, but the form is closed. Triton 3 is one of a number of sculptures in which Bryan Kneale has chosen to cut into spun metal domes of stainless steel or mild steel, creating works of great variety and on a range of scale.
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