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© Marcus Foster, Untitled, c. 2010, Steel, 240 x 210 cm.
Untitled (2010) is a paradoxical reinterpretation of a hot air balloon. Displaced from the sky, the structure is manufactured into a cold, bulbous form that contests its associated weightlessness. Burdened by its own mass, the structure is wrenched to the floor by the gravitational pull of the gallery space. The object ‘combines familiar ideas with a sense of the futuristic’ in a process of industrialisation. No longer buoyant, the form commands the space in which it is exhibited by taking on a sense of the monumental. Certainly, one of the most striking pieces displayed in Part Two of the Newspeak: British Art Now exhibition being held at the Saatchi Gallery at the moment.

© Marcus Foster, Untitled, c. 2010, Steel, 240 x 210 cm.

Untitled (2010) is a paradoxical reinterpretation of a hot air balloon. Displaced from the sky, the structure is manufactured into a cold, bulbous form that contests its associated weightlessness. Burdened by its own mass, the structure is wrenched to the floor by the gravitational pull of the gallery space. The object ‘combines familiar ideas with a sense of the futuristic’ in a process of industrialisation. No longer buoyant, the form commands the space in which it is exhibited by taking on a sense of the monumental. Certainly, one of the most striking pieces displayed in Part Two of the Newspeak: British Art Now exhibition being held at the Saatchi Gallery at the moment.

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