The American sculptor Sarah Sze creates fractured things, exploding or imploding or perhaps both. Her works, built of everyday debris and found objects, wire and sticky tape, are site-specific small universes with their own time frames and lines of energy, spiralling out and often spilling beyond their allotted space.
For her new show at Victoria Miro’s London gallery in Islington, Sze does something unusual, flattening her centrifugal forces and pinning them to a wall. They still contain multitudes but here, in a series called Afterimage, much of it put together on site, she pulls apart her creative process, her workings out, ruminations and reflections.
Image: Sarah Sze, Afterimage, Rainbow Disturbance (Painting in its Archive), 2018 (detail)
Oil paint, acrylic paint, aluminium, archival paper, UV stabilisers, adhesive, tape, ink and acrylic polymers, shellac, water based primer on wood
© Sarah Sze, courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice