Séamus Moran: Seleted Works
30th September – 10th November 2017
Séamus Moran Retrospective comes to Dadiani Gallery
A retrospective by sculptor Séamus Moran is being staged at Mayfair’s Dadiani Fine Art gallery from September 29th to November 10th.
The selected works span a period of 15 years, and include new pieces which have never before been shown in the UK.
Moran’s works are distinctive for their seemingly incompatible ideas and forms, which he combines to produce his sculptures. He produces work that is inspired by childhood memories of museum visits, fossils and armour. His work is convincing and meticulously constructed, as a consequence of his industry background in mould-making.
Moran received acclaim in 2013, with his ‘Urban Burka’ which was shortlisted for the Threadneedle prize. The following year ‘Harness’ – a suit of armour for a bird – won the Passion for Freedom competition, and went on to be shown at The Tower of London earlier this year as part of an ongoing tour of The Royal armouries sites.
Moran is also notable for assembling castings of knots salvaged from dead trees and turning them into complex organic abstracts. His piece ‘Decade’ was awarded Best Installation at the NOAC last year. His more recent work has focused on more figurative themes, often with a strong social comment.
“My objective is to give body to my own insights on the human condition through these dark, slightly humorous sculptures, introducing questionable values by the rethinking of familiar objects.”
Eleesa Dadiani, owner of the Dadiani Fine Art Gallery, said:
“We are delighted to be showing Séamus Moran’s work. He is a very hands-on, disciplined and skilful sculptor. These are the artists we like to champion – they don’t delegate work, they are not producing conveyor belt art, they have real skill“.
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