‘Elemental’ – Whatiftheworld, Cape Town, 2015

‘Elemental’ was held at What if the World Gallery, Cape Town, in November 2015.

Read a review by Ashraf Jamal here.


 

As much as I could, I abandoned conscious intent. At times I even abandon my right hand. And, as objects, images and processes emerge, they tell some sort of evolutionary story. Primordial forms materialise in clay, and Lego objects experiment with pattern and structure. Collections of tumbled and polished bricks evoke human settlement and activity, while other works explore evolution’s crossroads and culs de sac alike. High seriousness meets the one-liner, and geological report and mythological account are accorded equal weight in images of the cosmos and its inhabitants made in materials as diverse as bronze, concrete and skateboard wheels.


 

Paul Edmunds - 'Asterism', 2015 Skateboard wheels, copper, and hardware Dimensions variable Paul Edmunds "Asterism" Detail-1 Paul Edmunds 'Asterism' Detail 2 - Skateboard wheels, copper, and hardware Dimensions variableAsterism and (detail) 2015
Skateboard wheels, copper, hardware
Dimensions variable


 

Paul Edmunds 'Lion' 2015 Bronze, skateboard wheel, and hardware Approx. 17 x 13 x 37 cm
Lion 2015
Bronze, skateboard wheel, hardware
Approx. 17 x 13 x 37cm


 

 

Paul Edmunds - Asterism and Lion, Installation view 2015

Asterism and Lion, installation view


 

 

Paul Edmunds - ,Lego Lab,, 2015 Lego, timber, and glass 110 x 160 x 40.5 cmLego Lab 2015
Lego, plywood, glass
110 x 160 x 40.5cm

Paul Edmunds - 'Lego Lab' (detail), 2015 Lego, timber, and glass 110 x 160 x 40.5 cm

Paul Edmunds - 'Lego Lab' (detail), 2015 Lego, timber, and glass 110 x 160 x 40.5 cm Paul Edmunds - 'Lego Lab' (detail), 2015 Lego, timber, and glass 110 x 160 x 40.5 cm

 

Lego Lab (details) 2015


Paul Edmunds - 'Distributary', 2014 – 2015 Polyethylene foam and hardware 189 x 183 x 73 cm

Distributary 2014 – 2015
Polyethylene foam, hardware
189 x 183 x 73cm


 

Paul Edmunds - 'Undermonkey', 2015 Bronze, brass and hardware Approx. 17 x 26 x 17 cm Edition of 10 + 1 APUndermonkey 2015
Bronze, brass, hardware
Approx. 17 x 26 x 17cm


 

Paul Edmunds - 'Terminates', 2014 Brick clay and hardware Dimensions variableTerminates 2014
Brick clay, hardware
Dimensions variable


 

Paul Edmunds - 'Sames', 2014 Brick clay and hardware Dimensions variable

Paul Edmunds - 'Sames' , 2014 Brick clay and hardware Dimensions variable

Sames and (detail) 2014
Brick clay, hardware
Dimensions variable


 

Paul Edmunds - 'Ruminants', 2015 Brick clay and hardware Dimensions variable Paul Edmunds - 'Ruminants', 2015 Brick clay and hardware Dimensions variable

Ruminants (and detail) 2015
Brick, hardware
Dimensions variable


 

Paul Edmunds - 'Tributary', 2015 Linocut Print 79.7 x 110 cm Edition of 10 + 2APs Paul Edmunds - 'Tributary' (detail), 2015 Linocut Print 79.7 x 110 cm Edition of 10 + 2APsTributary 2015
Linocut
79.7 x 110cm


Paul Edmunds 'Hominids', 2015 Concrete and bricks 102 x 66 x 8 cmHominids 2015
Concrete, bricks
102 x 66 x 8cm


 

Paul Edmunds 'Elemental', 2015 - Installation view, WhatiftheWorld Gallery Paul Edmunds 'Elemental', 2015 - Installation view, WhatiftheWorld Gallery Paul Edmunds 'Elemental', 2015 - Installation view, WhatiftheWorld Gallery

Elemental, installation shots, 2015

All photographs courtesy of WhatiftheWorld.