Hundreds and thousands of sea shells join together to become energetic waves of organic forms. British artist Rowan Mersh describes himself not as an artist but as an explorer of material and form. His early works were flowing, organic and sculptural fashion costumes and textiles including an amazing dress he designed for the World Wildlife Fund made with hundreds of origami shapes made from old WWF magazines in a reference to sustainability and to fragility of both paper and of the wildlife which the Fund fights to protect.
Hundreds and thousands of sea shells have been collected (in a responsible, sustainable way) and, in some cases, sliced through to expose their structure, to become the raw material of his beautiful sculptural wall and free standing works on show at the Fumi Gallery in Mayfair,
New materials in new art seems to be a theme of the gallery, with Federico Uribe’s work created using pencils and, using a different material, but with a similar theme of exploring material and form, the gallery is also showing sculptural columns designed by ceramicist Johannes Nagel, apparently made from disfigured and broken plates but assembled into something new and different.