Free Artist Talk
During February and early March National Glass Centre is offering a series of early evening talks given by professionals from the creative industries including staff from the Faculty of Art Design and Media at the University of Sunderland. These talks will provide a range of case studies of the careers of professionals in the art and design field. The talks form part of the professional practice modules developed for BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics students at the University of Sunderland based in the National Glass Centre but are also open to the public. This programme has been supported by the Institute for International Research in Glass (IIRG) and Ceramics Arts Research Centre at the University of Sunderland.
Please note these talks will take place at Lecture Theatre 007 of the Prospect Building on St Peter's Campus. 2 mins walk from National Glass Centre.
From a background of sculpture, community and public arts, Livvy's discovery of glass instantaneously linked her love of light and space, and most importantly the ability of both to spark the imagination.
Whilst Götz’ practice ranges in scale from site-specific wall paintings and room-sized spatial installations to paintings and drawings, there is a clear coherence and dialogue across his body of work through its continual referencing and engagement with ideas about architecture and space and its characteristic use of abstract geometric forms, fields and lines of intense colour, juxtaposed with one another.
His work is informed by real factors of circumstance, site, or the particular inhabitants or histories of a building, space or place, but mixes these factors with further imaginary or fantasy ones. Similarly many of his drawings represent the floor plans of idealized dwellings, sometimes for specific people or historical figures, sometimes for imagined ones. Together they form part of an ongoing series exploring spatial ideas for domestic spaces: apartments, houses, bungalows, villas.
Whilst Götz often references the creation of a garden or the making of a piece of architecture in his work, he sees his practice as opposite in process to that of architectural design, which concretizes ideas and designs as built form, connecting it rather to the Classical idea of art as active fantasy - something practiced as part of a personal strategy to escape from reality.
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