Tom Burr

Bitch, Immediately After Vinyl

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Tom Burr
Bitch, Immediately After Vinyl
2004
stained plywood, metal structure, vinyl (flower)
180 x 80 x 165cm
In Tom Burr’s Bitch, Immediately After Vinyl, the title makes reference to Andy Warhol’s film Vinyl which is loosely based on Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange. Made from metal, wood, and vinyl, Burr’s sculpture balances the seductive qualities of his materials with formalist objectivity. Incorporating references to minimalism, design, and social space, Burr infuses the manufactured aesthetic and sleek lines of 60s sculpture with an ultra-modern sensibility, incorporating narrative associations. Through his sparse presentation and refined media, Burr’s arrangement compels with almost fetishistic elegance; its domestic size and ‘naughty’ details create an evocative subtext to the austerity of his composition.

     
 


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