Europe & United Kingdom

Sculpture by the Sea - Cottesloe

Artists by Nation - Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015

David Černý, Czech Republic
David Černý is a Czech sculptor whose works tend to be controversial. Born in Prague, Černý gained notoriety in 1991 by painting a Soviet tank pink, to serve as a war memorial in the centre of the city. As the Monument to Soviet tank crews was still a national cultural monument at that time, his act of civil disobedience was considered hooliganism and he was briefly arrested. Another of Černý's conspicuous contributions to Prague is 'Tower Babies', a series of cast figures of crawling infants attached to Žižkov Television Tower.

"Černý's conspicuous contributions to Prague include 'Tower Babies', a series of cast figures of crawling infants attached to Žižkov Television Tower."

Andrew Burton, UK
Andrew Burton’s sculptures and installations are often based on architectural or simple functional forms. Often seen in a landscape, these forms include buttresses, sheep folds or basic vessels. His most recent works are often made from materials that degrade over time, such as plants, but he also uses these in combination with more permanent materials, including clay. Vessel is built from thousands of tiny handmade bricks, fragments of earlier works of art, since destroyed. Burton’s work explores the tension between the permanent and the fugitive, and ways in which we visually understand the world through our perception of scale and form and through our sense for material and process. Burton studied Fine Art at Newcastle University, England, graduating in 1986 with an MFA. Since then he has exhibited widely in Europe, Asia and North America. His collaborative projects have involved working with cow-dung workers and bamboo breakers in India, beachcombers in China and street artist in Canada. His work has won numerous prizes and awards and has been supported by the British Council. This is the first time his work has been exhibited in Australia. Burton is Professor of Fine Art at Newcastle University, England a post he has held since 2005. He lives and works in Northern England.
Keld Moseholm, Denmark
Keld Moseholm was born in 1936, and lives and works in Denmark. Moseholm’s extensive experience and devotion to his art has seen him enjoy much deserved success throughout his career. He has earned an international reputation for his bronze figures, having exhibited nationally and internationally for nearly 50 years in countries including the USA, Brazil, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, France and Australia. His work is represented in numerous private collections worldwide. Moseholm has been a regular exhibitor at Sculpture by the Sea, receiving awards such as the 2010 Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Prize at Bondi and the People’s Choice Prize in 2011 in Aarhus, Denmark. Moseholm works with balance, rhythm and movement, and emphasizes the contrast in his materials – the hard, static granite and the organic, smooth figures which are cast in bronze. The artist sees the contrast as symbolizing the struggle of the individual. He asks the viewer to interpret the works themselves, and says: "I try to ask questions but cannot give the answer."

"Moseholm asks the viewer to interpret the works themselves; he says: 'I try to ask questions but cannot give the answer'."

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