Lilah Fowler

Lilah Fowler

Periphery (detail) 2013 (paper, steel) 146 x 93 x 45cm
Site specific, installed column 2013 (cement render) Bounds 2013 (paper) 102 x 123.5cm Site specific installed wall 2013 (plaster render)
Foreground: Blocks, plots, plains 2013 (fabric, neoprene, resin, polyurethane) 13 x 209 x 209cm

 

The sculptures, prints and installations by Lilah Fowler explore the space around us. Through her works she invites us to reflect on our relationship and our experience of our surroundings. Fowler investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and limits, based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, she creates an illusion to conjure the realms of our imagination. The different elements in her artworks are separated from their original context, creating unexpected pairings of materials and forms.

 

Bounds 2013 (paper) 102 x 123.5cm Slant 2013 (steel) 88 x 100 x 5cm
Site specific installed wall 2013 (plaster render) Band 2013 (aluminium) 20cm diameter

Blue in colour 2013 (fabric, neoprene, paper polyurethane) 310 x 223cm

Site specific, installed column 2013 (cement render) Bounds 2013 (paper) 102 x 123.5cm
Foreground: Blocks, plots, plains 2013 (fabric, neoprene, resin, polyurethane) 13 x 209 x 209cm

Fowler mixes steel, geometric forms, columns, photography, metallic colors, blocks and flattened forms to create minimalistic installations that examine illusion and exaggerated perspective. The works are often installed in response to their environment and simultaneously create empty space and physical form, addressing or working with the existing design within the space. Sources of inspiration and references include urban planning, architectural design values and overlooked objects in new environments.

Slant 2013 (steel) 88 x 100 x 5cm; Site specific installed wall 2013 (plaster render);
Periphery (detail) 2013 (paper, steel) 146 x 93 x 45cm

Periphery (detail) 2013 (paper, steel) 146 x 93 x 45cm

Tests (Residency site, Joshua Tree Desert, California) 2013 (Resin, fabric, ensolite, polystyrene, acrylic)

Periphery (detail) 2013 (paper, steel) 146 x 93 x 45cm

Bounds 2013 (paper) 102 x 123.5cm

Bounds (detail) 2013 (paper) 102 x 123.5cm

Site specific, installed column 2013 (cement render)
Bounds 2013 (paper)102 x 123.5cm; Site specific installed wall 2013 (plaster render)

Lilah Fowler (b. 1981) graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008. Fowler’s work has been presented in multiple solo- and group exhibitions, recently in China, the U.S. and Europe. 

Installations at Maria Stenfors, London, Passage and Pair
Text by Maria Björnsdotter

Courtesy of the Artist
Lilah Fowler
www.lilahfowler.com

Courtesy of the gallery Maria Stenfors, London
www.mariastenfors.com

 

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