Thursday, 10 September 2009


'Weeping Wall', wood, resin, steel.
'Weeping Wall' Detail
'Assembly', plaster,steel.
'Assembly' detail.
'Surlamer', steel.
'Urban Ghost', wood, steel, resin, lacquer.
'Exhibit A', wood,steel.
'In Place Of Faith', detail.
'In Place Of Faith', wood, rubber, glass, resin, mounted on a light box.
'In Pusruit Of Happiness', metal shell casings, resin, steel, mounted on antique mirror.


The world of Mick Bateman is filled with gothic decadence, ordered chaos and a robust delicacy created from decayed objects retrieved from industrial and domestic environments.

Working in a variety of disciplines he captures fragments of history and
reworks them to create new contexts, and give the ‘found’ a more extensive existence and historical importance.

Drawn to rusted and decayed metals, skeletal frame work of buildings and remnants of depression and suffering, he manipulates these elements to create sensitive and unnerving compositions.

“I am fascinated by the skin and the facade - that of a building, an industrial or organic form and the breaking of those protective surfaces through violence or corrosion”

There is a presence of life underpinning his macabre creations, the pieces act as man made incubators, heavily constructed but delicately housing traces of life.
A chandelier adorned with flutes of a blood like fluid and bomb shell casings housing robotic veins illustrate the melancholy weight that anchors his work, making it enigmatic and familiar at the same time.

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1 comment:

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