Spectacularly glossy, bursting with a vibrant red that is endlessly reflected within its own mirrored surfaces, Mark Titchners wall sculpture Plenty and Progress seems at first glance to embody the affluence evoked by its title.
Plenty and Progress by Mark Titchner, 2012
© Mark Titchner
- Polished stainless steel & fixings & acrylic spray paint & lacquer
- 125 x 125 x 17 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £19,000)
- Acquired in:
- Vilma Gold
Yet a closer inspection reveals that the apparent plenty is only surface deep. The sculpture isnt precious metal but stainless steel, a material of austerity, while the circularity of the work seemingly resists any notion of linear progress. Situated within the City of London, the historical centre of Britains financial services industry, the Guildhall Art Gallery is perfectly placed to explore the often-controversial issues of money, wealth and the economy. Plenty and Progress will form the cornerstone of a new collection of contemporary art at the gallery, intended to provoke debate on the merits and faults of capitalism.
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