Vlad Olariu & Tom Woolner - THE OBDURATED OBJECT AND THE IDIOT COUSIN

  • Vlad Olariu - Pilot and bombardier
Vlad Olariu - Pilot and bombardier

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The Obdurate Object and the Idiot Cousin
Vlad Olariu & Tom Woolner
curator Jane Neal


The Obdurate Object and the Idiot Cousin brings together two young sculptors from England and Romania: Tom Woolner and Vlad Olariu. Both artists share two concerns: the problem inherent to sculpture of animating an inanimate object, and trying to impose the artist's will on something that is stubbornly three dimensional and therefore already a 'ready made' be it stone, wood or a man made material. Whatever its nature, the object is essentially 'found' by the artist already imbued with its own character; hence the 'obdurate' object. The 'idiot cousin' is a playful reference to the humour that is present in both Woolner and Olariu's practices,  infusing the character of their practices in distinctly different ways.
 
 

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