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Cinematic (2014)

Camilla Løw

aluminium, enamel paint, cord

The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney

© the artist Photo: Will Bradley





Aluminium, Enamel paint, Cord

Physical Object Description:

Circular structure expanded from the ceiling


60 x 60 x 20 cm

Accession Number:

PAC: 191


Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 2014

Ownership history:

Purchased from the Elastic Gallery, Stockholm by the Contemporary Art Society, 2014; presented to The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, 2014
Using industrial materials such as concrete and painted steel, Løw describes her works as ‘an investigation into what might be seen as traditional sculptural or architectonic concerns with form, space, rhythm, tension, balance and the properties of materials’. Cinematic is the second work by Løw to enter The Pier Arts Centre’s collections. Its circular form and construction as a mobile, along with its title, which alludes to moving images, offer a playful exploration of form and its dynamic potential.

Circles and oval forms are a strong theme within The Pier Arts Centre’s collection, especially in the work they hold by Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Peter Lanyon. The delineated and formal structure of Cinematic will allow connections to be made between key paintings and sculptures within their core Collection. This conversation between works that represent a historic high point in British Modernism and the concerns of artists working today is central to the way the Pier Collection has developed over the last ten years.

The work will also add to the Pier’s collection of Scandinavian art and will significantly strengthen the group of works by contemporary women artists that have been built up around works by Barbara Hepworth.

All rights reserved. Any further use will need to be cleared with the rights holder. Permission granted to reproduce for personal and educational use only. Commercial copying, hiring, lending is prohibited. The collection that owns this artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

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