Drill and blade marks with mixed media on MDF board
FRAMED 30.5 x 42.5 cm
A Fauxconey X Sinhouse Project
Artist Stephen Burke
Highlighting its utilitarian roots to become a source of artistic inspiration, 'Benchmark' showcases the transformative power of a mere workbench to become the very essence of artistic inspiration.
The journey begins with the workbench itself, an emblem of toil and creativity. The once-smooth surface now bears the indelible marks of countless hours spent in the pursuit of mastery. The considered cut marks and remnants of past projects intertwine with scrawled mathematical calculations and occasional tea break doodles to create a visual tapestry that tells a story of craft and dedication.
'Benchmark' transcends the boundaries of traditional art by presenting a captivating narrative on Art without intent. This exhibition invites visitors to reconsider their preconceived notions of art and find inspiration in the ordinary. In this modern age, where the virtual realm often overshadows the physical, this collection of work champions the authenticity and irreplaceable essence of handcrafted artistry.
It beckons us to pause and rekindle our appreciation for the visceral, the tangible, and the deeply human act of creation.
'Benchmark' invites you to view these pieces not just as remarkable abstract art but also as artefacts that, for some, hold historical significance.