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Into the Stable

Meadow Arts commission, 2014

Wood, lights, paint

Artist's Statement: David Ogle

Much of my work to date has dealt with exploring notions of materiality, of permanence and of the perception of objects in space. Using light as a sculptural medium, my work is innately ephemeral. It begins as a set of strict mathematical procedures that are played out within an environment. The space simultaneously shapes the work and becomes manipulated by it.

Through negating material properties, my current practice seeks a mode of fragility. It rests on the edge between a sculptural form and an environmental effect of light within a space; a context from which the work is inseparable. Such pieces utilise both ambient and artificial light, channeling it and molding it into sculptural works that completely divorce themselves from static material: sculptures without mass and forms without structures.

David Ogle

David Ogle's work incorporates drawing, sculpture, installation and new media: Ogle often works in the ‘grey area’ between different mediums, using recurring visual motifs across the varied disciplines. His work aims to disrupt our expectations of these boundaries, incorporating contrasting elements, combined with simplicity and material presence, the work provides a physical, and often-illusionary, confrontation in real-space.

In 2012 David Ogle was the winner of the Royal Society of British Sculptors Sculpture Shock prize, and he was selected for the Catlin Art Prize in 2013. Ogle has a PhD from the University of Liverpool and his work has been widely exhibited in the UK, Copenhagen and Berlin. David Ogle is supported by Mark Devereux Projects.