Sculpture Shock Prints

The RBS is delighted to present its specially commissioned limited edition hand-finished giclée or handmade screen prints. The limited edition prints were conceived by the winners of Sculpture Shock 2013, 2014, and 2015 and each has been signed, numbered and dated by the artist.

Each print costs £100 (plus shipping) and all proceeds from the sale of the prints will go to the artist and to helping us continue our work advancing the art, practice and appreciation of contemporary sculpture in all its forms.

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Hanna Haaslahti, Cosmetic Space, 42 x 59.4cm, Hand pulled screen print. Courtesy of the Artist, Edition of 30 + 3 APs

Hanna Haaslahti (2015)

Cosmetic Space, 2015

£100

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Haaslahti merges past and present in her interactive intervention in Lord Burlington’s neo-Palladian Ionic Temple in the beautifully restored gardens of Chiswick House.  Her accompanying print draws together the outlines of her enquiry into classicism and the way its forms are repeated, translated and mutated throughout history. Lying peacefully in front of the Temple on the perfect circle of the Mirror Lake, the artist floats the reclaimed gestures reinterpreting those broken off the Roman statues originally housed in the Temple.  Their powers of communication reinvigorated, the gestures signal randomly towards the past, present and future.  They reappear in Cosmetic Space encased in the images of the overblown bodies of bodybuilders.  Their exaggerated and strange imitation of classical beauty eschews the balance between mind and body in favour of an external costume of musculature.

The perfectly proportioned young face sits awkwardly on top of this hyperbolic stereotype of male heroism, gazing fervently upwards.  The bodies are squeezed between the diagonals derived from the dimensions of the niches inside the Temple, caught between ideas of utopian geometry and universal beauty.  Both the print and the installation create a stark contrast between the perceived solidity of the old and the very real instability of material and information in our own, the digital era.  

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William Mackrell, Gaps, glitches and speed bumps, 2015 42.0cm x 59.4cm Handmade screen print and ink on Southbank smooth Edition of 30

William Mackrell (2015)

Gaps, glitches and speed bumps

£100

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Winner of the AMBULATORY catergory of Sculpture Shock 2015 William Mackrell has created 'Gaps, glitches and speed bumps'. This series of automatic drawings, each unique, records the swerves and jumps of a bus journey through London while singers surprise passengers with their voices, ranging from operatic to melodic jazz, also capturing the movements of the bus.  Mackrell manipulates the traditional linear format of a musical score into a circular form as he views music as circular and sound as a spherical, three-dimensional experience. Born out of Mackrell's research into French cultural theorist Paul Virilio, 'Gaps, glitches and speed bumps' attempts to activate the potential of ‘Ambulatory’ as site-specific language from a live and nomadic setting on London’s bus network.

Mackrell graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design  in 2005 and is currently undertaking his MFA at Goldsmiths University. He has exhibited work across the UK and internationally, was selected for the 2015 Jerwood drawing prize and has an upcoming group show at Pi Artworks.

Please note that all the prints in this edition are entirely unique and were either made on bus journey in the run up to the performance or during it. 

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Lynn Dennison, 'Shipwreck', 42 x 59.4cm, Giclee Print on Southbank Smooth 310gsm, Image: Courtesy of the Artist, Edition of 30 + 3 APs

Lynn Dennison (2015)

Shipwreck

£100

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Winner of the SUBTERRANEAN category of Sculpture Shock 2015 Lynn Dennison created 'Shipwreck' using collaged images of the Rotherhithe Shaft with found imagery whilst preparing for her installation in May 2015. 50ft beneath the streets of south east London Dennison’s work, 'Sweet Thames, run softly till I end my song', flooded the shaft with the sights and sounds of the nearby River Thames. Visitors had a heightened sense of their own vulnerability as they shuffled through the restricted street level entrance and emerged in the immense space of the shaft now commandeered by Dennison’s sub-aquatic world. As shown in her print, by seamlessly combining two supposedly incompatible environments Dennison hopes to illuminate the sublime beauty of the landscape and uncontainable power of nature.

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Joanna Sands, The Asylum Giclée print on Southbank Smooth Edition of 30 + 6 Artist Proofs

Joanna Sands (2014)

The Asylum

£100

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Winner of the HISTORIC category of Sculpture Shock 2014, Joanna Sands' installation at the Asylum in Peckham fused a geometric aesthetic inspired by the Minimalists of the 1960s with the indepth knowledge and the painstaking precision of a true maker. Sands' print is currently in production and will reflect the importance of drawing in the planning stages of her practice. Sands has been the recepients of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, The Woo Foundation Award and the Herbert Read Scholarship. She has exhibited widely in both the UK and Germany.  

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Alexander Costello, 'Art is...', 42.0cm x 59.4cm, handmade screen print on Southbank smooth, 2014, Image: Courtesy of the Artist, Edition of 30 + 6 APs

Alexander Costello (2014)

Art is…

£100

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Alexander Costello, winner of the AMBULATORY category of Sculpture Shock 2014, allows us to revel in the absurd and delight in art’s capacity for questioning accepted norms through his performance art work. Costello’s print, ‘Art is…’ responds to the nature of performance as an impermanent medium by reminding us that ‘It’s Not About The Thing. It’s About All Of It And Doing Things.’ Alexander has exhibited widely across the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the USA, and New Zealand.

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Patrick Lowry, 'Quantitative Easing', 42 x 59 5cm, handmade screen print on Southbank smooth, 2014, Image: Courtesy of the Artist, Edition of 30 + 6 APs

Patrick Lowry (2014)

Quantitative Easing

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Winner of the SUBTERANIAN category of Sculpture Shock 2014, Patrick Lowry, created 'Quantitative Easing’. Lowry’s idiom is the replica and as an extension of his installation at The Horse Hospital in May 2014 his print exsplores the murky associations of the subterranean with the black market, and the execution of forgeries, fakes and counterfeits. Drawing on the building’s former use as busy commercial printers, it comments on the power structures surrounding the rise of complex and deeply ‘subterranean’ global financial systems, of which London is a major centre and driving force. Lowry is a visiting lecturer at Falmouth College of Arts (University of Plymouth) and has exhibited widely. 

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David Ogle, '02024', 42 x 59.5cm, giclée print on paper, 2013, Image: AK Purkiss, Edition of 30 + 6 APs

David Ogle (2013)

02024

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David Ogle, winner of the SUBTERRANEAN category of Sculpture Shock 2013, created the mesmerising drawing ‘02024’ on which he based his intricate light ‘drawings’ in the darkness of the cavernous spaces underneath Waterloo Station in April 2013.   He has been recognised with several awards including the Neo Art Prize, the Title Art Prize and Aesthetica Magazine’s Creative Competition Finalist in 2011.

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Nika Neelova, ‘Horizon Fold’, 42 x 59.5cm, giclée print on paper, 2013, Image: AK Purkiss, Edition of 30 + 6 APs

Nika Neelova (2013)

Horizon Fold

£100

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Nika Neelova, winner of the HISTORIC category of Sculpture Shock 2013, challenges both our perceptions of the historic context and the resonance of form and architectural unity and explores history through the use of architectural fragments which embody physical residues of the past. Nika Neelova’s print, ‘Horizon Fold’, literally folds nature onto the direct uncoloured incontestable mathematical interpretation of the world and of nature. Neelova has exhibited widely and her work is in a number of prestigious collections including the Saatchi Gallery, Museum Biedermann in Germany and PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art in Russia. 

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Amy Sharrocks, 'Lexicon of Falling', 2013, 42 x 59 5cm, giclée print on paper, Edition of 30 + 6 APs

Amy Sharrocks (2013)

Lexicon of Falling

£100

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Winner of the AMBULATORY category, Amy Sharrocks created ‘Lexicon of Falling’.  It is a sensitive, quiet work which comprises words associated with falling arranged in meandering columns reminiscent of flows of water.  The words were collected by Sharrocks from her extensive research on falling and from the contributions of the many participants in her live art works.  The words move from the left with the more fearful associations of falling to the positive ‘release’ and ‘fly’ on the right. Sharrocks has received numerous awards including an a-n New Collaborations Bursary and her work was selected as one of the 10 artists for Culture24’s Museums at Night 2014 alongside a list including Grayson Perry and Spencer Tunick. Her work has been published in a number of prestigious journals including Performance Research (Issue 18, On Falling).