Rowan Mersh is a multi-media sculptor who explores form through intuitive application of a material’s inherent qualities. His diverse and experimental approach to creation is epitomized by his ability to take very ordinary materials and transform them into the extraordinary. From textile sculpture to kinetic and interactive installation, Mersh’s pieces are inventive and multipurpose, bridging the realms of art, design and fashion. Regularly exhibiting internationally with Gallery FUMI, Mersh’s sculptures have been acquired by major private and public collections the world over, most notably the V&A, Jerwood and The Crafts Council collections. His commissions and special projects include works for the Mercury Music Prize, Fendi and Veuve Clicquot.
The artist's new solo show “Praeteritum, Praesens et Futurum” at Gallery FUMI opens Friday, May 19th and features a selection of new works from over the past five years. In an excerpt from the press release, Mersh described the exhibition as follows:
“Praeteritum, Praesens et Futurum – Latin for past, present and future” – says the sculptor – “is a moment of reflection on my practice to move towards the future. I feel it is important to reflect upon my previous works in order to move beyond the logical order of progression creatively. This collection of new works represents critical sculptural moments from both my past and present while anticipating unexplored territories.”
Read the full press release here.
Courtesy of Frankie Pike for Gallery FUMI.