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Summer Solstice 2008

Summer Solstice 2008

Wingding
leo blocks
leo block

‘Recouper’

Edition of 41
Found concrete with spray paint
Dimensions: 120 x 120 x variable length (140-500mm)
All works have been treated with a stabilising solution and are supplied with a white mdf support and a certificate of authenticity that includes an image of the location the work was sourced from.

Leo Fitzmaurice often employs material designed by other people and applies a simple or subtle change to alter our perception of it. This change is usually made to the information that the object is trying to communicate. In the work Recouper, Leo has used the graffiti on a brick wall that borders a car park. The wall has a series of bays that contain a small sloping brick and concrete filler. These fillers and the graffiti upon their surfaces is the information that has been appropriated for use as an edition.

Leo has removed the sections of concrete, which naturally broke into sections of different sizes creating a ready-made edition. The parts are curious and complex, with their physical removal from the original location they take on the role of an object as precious historical artifact. Part painting, part sculpture, the concrete relics express the clichéd qualities graffiti has as a decorative part of our environment. Having been removed from their original context, the sections demonstrate the potential graffiti has for unwitting charm. The work also explores ideas of authorship, vandalism and ownership.

By chipping out part of the wall Leo has revealed a blank strip that is the exposed original wall hidden behind the layers of graffiti upon it. The pieces of the edition are linked to this location in the way that missing pieces of a jigsaw puzzle still have a connection with the image they came from. The material has been removed from its original location and will be scattered as the pieces are sold. A certificate of authenticity is supplied with each work along with an image of the source of the material that locates the exact spot that the work originated from. The edition numbers locate the work in order from left to right.

Price £50 plus £1 per cm length
Free delivery within Norwich or Cambridge
£20 postage and packing elsewhere in the United Kingdom

To order please send a cheque payable to “Kaavous-Bhoyroo” with delivery address to:
Kaavous-Bhoyroo
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Leeds
LS6 2DY

Leo’s work is held in a number of collections and he has exhibited internationally since 1998. Group-shows include EASTinternational, John Moores 23, slimvolume, Artfutures 05 and Deptford X. Recent solo projects have included Neat Stuff at firstsite, Detourist for MOT international in association with Rogaland kunstsenter, Norway, K3, Zurich, General Public, Berlin and Royal Standard, Liverpool. He has curated Stuff Happens at Angel Row in Nottingham and both Up in the Air and Further Up in the Air in a tower block in Liverpool. His recent publication with Paul Rooney, Wrongteous, has been nominated for Granta book of the year.

blocks
Number 1
Length 42cm
Price £92
 Number 2
Length 23cm
Price £73
 Number 3
Length 33cm
Price £83
 Number 4
Length 36cm
Price £86
blocks
Number 5
Length 34cm
Price £84
 Number 6
Length 39cm
Price £89
 Number 7
Length 50cm
Price £100
blocks
Number 8
Length 20cm
Price £70
 Number 9
Length 14cm
Price £64
 Number 10
Length 25cm
Price £75
 Number 11
Length 26cm
Price £76
blocks
Number 12
Length 28cm
Price £78
 Number 13
Length 30cm
Price £80
 Number 14
Length 34cm
Price £84
 Number 15
Length 23cm
Price £73
blocks
Number 16
Length 31cm
Price £81
 Number 17
Length 28cm
Price £78
 Number 18
Length 32cm
Price £82
 Number 19
Length 41cm
Price £91
blocks
Number 20
Length 29cm
Price £79
 Number 21
Length 36cm
Price £86
 Number 22
Length 31cm
Price £81
 Number 23
Length 25cm
Price £75
blocks
Number 24
Length 37cm
Price £87
 Number 25
Length 32cm
Price £82
 Number 26
Length 29cm
Price £79
 Number 27
Length 36cm
Price £86
blocks
Number 28
Length 28cm
Price £78
 Number 29
Length 35cm
Price £85
 Number 30
Length 41cm
Price £91
 Number 31
Length 26cm
Price £76
blocks
Number 32
Length 31cm
Price £81
 Number 33
Length 31cm
Price £81
 Number 34
Length 17cm
Price £67
 Number 35
Length 22cm
Price £72
 Number 36
Length 17cm
Price £67
blocks
Number 37
Length 23cm
Price £73
 Number 38
Length 21cm
Price £71
 Number 39
Length 43cm
Price £93
 Number 40
Length 25cm
Price £75
 Number 41
Length 24cm
Price £74
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