6 results for Cullen, P, Creative work

  • Pool Complex, in Making Worlds.

    Cullen, P (2012-04-12)

    Creative work
    Auckland University of Technology

    Pool complex was made in 1994-1995 and was never exhibited before going into the collection of the Auckland Art Gallery. In common with many works I've made since the early 1990's it employed found furniture and dexion.

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  • Stockholm Falsework

    Cullen, P (2012-04-12)

    Creative work
    Auckland University of Technology

    Falsework is a temporary scaffold-like architectural support which is used to hold elements in place during construction and until they become self supporting. Paul Cullen’s Falsework sculptures are makeshift constructions in which items of furniture are inverted and supported off the floor and against the ceiling. These sculptures could be said to model the unlikely situation in which gravity is suspended and objects are able to float free from their usual restraints. Or they could be regarded as modelling a situation in which the inverse of the everyday, in which objects sit upon the floor, is presented. The do-it-yourself aesthetic of these sculptures has a basis in the drawings of Heath Robinson and Rube Goldberg. Both men drew complex, makeshift and illogical devices designed to perform simple tasks by indirect means and to represent the application of irrational principles to the pursuit of rational outcomes. The Falsework sculptures are improvised constructions of relationships between ordinary objects reliant, like the whimsies of Goldberg and Robinson, on impractical and makeshift means. Although they are model-like, the Falsework sculptures only imitate the act of representation up to a certain point; they serve no real purpose and instead refer insistently to the processes of their own making and materiality.

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  • A diagram (Geology)(2011)

    Cullen, P (2012-04-10)

    Creative work
    Auckland University of Technology

    A Diagram was an outdoor site-based sculptural work comprising a tower, a deck structure, a vertical ladder and support structure, benches and a field of rocks. The installation of spatially dispersed objects configured a site through which viewers could walk.

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  • Headland sculpture on the gulf: a diagram headland 2011

    Cullen, P (2011-11-03)

    Creative work
    Auckland University of Technology

    A coastal site with southerly aspect, overlooking Motukaha Island and Sergeant Channel. On the raised edge of a steep cliff. Views of the harbour and island. Geology: argillite, indurated marine mudstone: dark grey-green, well-sorted, well-cemented. A tower, ladder, platform, and benches. Auckland-based Paul Cullen is a senior lecturer in Visual Arts at the Auckland University of Technology. He studied at both the University of Auckland and the University of Canterbury, achieving honours in sculpture. He has a Diploma of Fine Arts, Canterbury, First Class; Master of Fine Arts, Auckland; and a Doctorate of Fine Arts, Auckland. His recent international projects include The Halifax Project (2009), Port Loggia Gallery, NSCAD University, Nova Scotia Canada. New Zealand projects include Garden (2009-2010) at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; Wellington, Table (2009-2010) at the Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Revolutions per Minute (2010) at the Jane Sanders Gallery Auckland and Motel (2010-2011) at Te Tuhi Gallery Auckland. Cullen exhibited Weather Stations at headland SCULPTURE ON THE GULF 2009.

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  • Revolutions per minute

    Cullen, P (2012-04-12)

    Creative work
    Auckland University of Technology

    Six sculptures forming a part of my ongoing r/p/m project. With the exception of one work none had previously been exhibited. Chartwell collection purchased two of the sculptures from this exhibition.

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  • Pool Complex, in making worlds

    Cullen, P (2012-04-12)

    Creative work
    Auckland University of Technology

    Pool complex was made in 1994-1995 and was never exhibited before going into the collection of the Auckland Art Gallery. In common with many works I've made since the early 1990's it employed found furniture and dexion.

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