Marcus Foster Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Marcus Foster
Untitled

2010

Steel

240 x 210 cm
Untitled is a sculpture by Marcus Foster, whose practice encompasses not only object making, but also video and photography. “A lot of my work is about place and objects within landscapes. I’m interested in buildings and structures that seem very contained, composed and have a strange kind of distance. For example, Portmeirion in Wales, where the Prisoner TV series was filmed, has the type of architecture I’m describing. It combines familiar ideas with a sense of the futuristic, shifting them into the unknown. Untitled is a hot air balloon-like form, situated in the landscape of the gallery. Hot air balloons have a sense of occasion when you see them in real life, and I wanted to convey this in the sculpture. It’s made from steel and painted in an industrial tone, so it is also reminiscent of water towers or zeppelins, a bit more dark and war-like. For me, the work evokes a strange desire; its coldness is part of its attraction.”

Marcus Foster's Biography

Marcus Foster

Born in London
Lives and works in London


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
Degree Show, The Royal College of Art, London

2009
RCA/Weisensee Exhibition, Weisensee University, Berlin
Survey, Ott’s Timber Yard, Tufnell Park, London
Summer Show, The Royal College of Art, London
Interim Show, The Royal College of Art, London

2008
Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art ad Design, London
Frankly, my dear I don’t give a damn, Et Cetra Gallery Hackney, London.
The Great Exhibition, Project Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

2007
Sculpture House, Kingston upon Thames, London
The Royal Marsden Hospital Show, London