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Lumenoria II - Dining Table

 

 

Over the course of the last three years Joseph Walsh and his team have been expanding the Studio’s design language in new materials. This lengthy exploratory process, demanding proximity to a range of materials and painstaking work to understand and investigate their properties and potentials, is much informed by the way Joseph Walsh has worked with wood over the last 15 years.

"In the Lumenoria series I introduce resin to my palette of materials. These works are handcast resin surfaces over free-form wood sculptural bases. The resin is slowly handcast, allowing the liquid resin to respond to the wood form beneath, and the result is the creation of this sinuous, sensuous, undulating, organic form.

 

Lumenoria II, a large scale cast resin and Ash wood dining table, is the second piece realized following a three-year long exploratory process; a journey my studio team and I took to understand, investigate and challenge the properties and potentials of the material.

 

This new work continues to honour and reflect my guiding principle of allowing a piece to evolve and grow through the creation process rather than insist on a form or structure and results I believe, in truly innovative and provocative work."

 

Joseph Walsh

 

This elegant family grouping of refined walnut and ebonised Walnut pieces: a cleft wood cabinet, an organic sculptural table and twisted chair forms, have been specifically designed for the home.They encapsulate the quality of making, the diversity of unique and innovative wood working processes and represent his expressive design. Each piece is hand-crafted and yet designed with a specific and practical purpose that would give a refined and elegant character to a dining room, and be immediately recognised as part of the Joseph Walsh DOMMUS Collection. Each piece relates to the other, in a beautifully orchestrated collection.

 

"As a gallery, Joseph Walsh epitomises our ethos to represent specialist studio based production by influential artist designer-makers using traditional techniques along-side technical innovation, that produce work of integrity and truth to material. The excellence of making achieved through handcrafted precision, adds a distinctive personality to the pieces made and brings relevance, character and a new sensibility to furniture making in a contemporary design context.
Sarah Myerscough, Sarah Myerscough Gallery

 

Exclusive to the representative gallery - Sarah Myerscough Gallery

"In the Enignum series of work, I have stripped wood into thin layers, manipulating and reconstructing them into free form compositions. I then shape through these layers to reveal not only the honesty of the structure but the sculpted form which is a unique collaboration of man and material. The title derives from the Latin words Enigma ('mystery') and Lignum ('wood'), for me they sum up the series: the mystery of the composition lies in the material."
Joseph Walsh  

 

Exclusive to the representative gallery - Sarah Myerscough Gallery

In the Lilium series, Joseph Walsh expands on the formation and layering language of his Enignum series and once again refers to natural elements that inspire his work. Lilium explores the relationship between the geometric and the organic; while some of the pieces' elements keep to symmetrical repetitions, others erupt into glorious, abstract shape.

 

"In 'Lilium' I explore the relationship between the ordered and chaotic; the geometric and the lyrical; the perfect, effortless symmetry of the bulb, the regulated, controlled element and its freed form as it reaches through and beyond. The Lilium series is both a study and an expression of the relationship between the beauty we create and the beauty we allow to happen; the beauty we participate in creating and the beauty we quietly observe.”
Joseph Walsh, October 2014

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland, Yufuku Gallery Tokyo, in collaboration with Joseph Walsh Studios of Cork, Ireland, is proud to announce the debut exhibition Joseph Walsh in Japan, to be held at the venerable Tsubaki Grand Shrine in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture from the 16th of November to the 10th of December, 2017.

 

The Tsubaki exhibition will be the very first time that the studio’s works will be exhibited in Japan, and will also mark the first stage in a three-part project to introduce the works of Joseph Walsh in Japan. The second stage will be held at the Sogetsu Art Centre, the headquarters of the famed School of Ikebana flower arrangement, within their atrium designed and created by the legendary sculptor Isamu Noguchi, whereas the third stage is currently slated for 2020 in a public venue that will be announced in 2018.

 

Three new and original chairs will be on view, influenced by and made specifically for the Tsubaki Shrine. Celebrating its 2000th anniversary in 1997, Tsubaki Shrine is one of the oldest and most respected Shinto shrines in Japan, and its current head, the Reverend Yukiyasu Yamamoto, is its 97th generation leader.

Wahei Aoyama, Yufuku Gallery, October 2017

 

"In the Enignum series of work, I have stripped wood into thin layers, manipulating and reconstructing them into free form compositions. I then shape through these layers to reveal not only the honesty of the structure but the sculpted form which is a unique collaboration of man and material. The title derives from the Latin words Enigma ('mystery') and Lignum ('wood'), for me they sum up the series: the mystery of the composition lies in the material."
Joseph Walsh  

"In the Enignum series of work, I have stripped wood into thin layers, manipulating and reconstructing them into free form compositions. I then shape through these layers to reveal not only the honesty of the structure but the sculpted form which is a unique collaboration of man and material. The title derives from the Latin words Enigma ('mystery') and Lignum ('wood'), for me they sum up the series: the mystery of the composition lies in the material."
Joseph Walsh  

 

Exclusive to the representative gallery - Sarah Myerscough Gallery

"In the Enignum series of work, I have stripped wood into thin layers, manipulating and reconstructing them into free form compositions. I then shape through these layers to reveal not only the honesty of the structure but the sculpted form which is a unique collaboration of man and material. The title derives from the Latin words Enigma ('mystery') and Lignum ('wood'), for me they sum up the series: the mystery of the composition lies in the material."
Joseph Walsh  

 

 

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