Jonathan Owen

Untitled

About this artwork

In ‘Untitled’ Jonathan Owen has taken a pre-existing marble bust of a military figure and has created a dramatically distorted head, but left the torso untouched. Owen has carved the figure’s head into a cage with an intricate three-dimensional star pattern that echoes the medal on his lapel. A moveable marble sphere is trapped inside. In removing the facial features and not titling the work, he focuses attention on the physicality of the sculpture as an object rather than a biographical or allegorical statement. Owen is interested in how figures are immortalised through sculpture and photography and how his own actions question their place in history.

  • artist:
  • title:
    Untitled
  • date created:
    2013
  • materials:
    Marble
  • measurements:
    82.50 x 56.00 x 31.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased with the Iain Paul Fund 2013
  • accession number:
    GMA 5394
  • gallery:

Jonathan Owen

Jonathan Owen