The exhibition shows artworks made by Oliver Beer mainly covering readymade, found objects and some re-creation of those. Also, the sound is a significant element in Oliver Beer’s exhibition.

Oliver Beer – 15th March to 4th June 2017, Ikon Gallery

Making Tristan by Oliver Beer at Ikon Gallery Birmingham, documented on 15 Mar 2017

For the visual part, the Making Tristan includes some readymade objects such as a pig sculpture with a glossy finish, a clay vase and pot, and some glass balls, along with a pair of speaker and three sets of microphone, as the image above is shown. However, the sound is also an important element in constructing this piece of art.

Concept of the Making Tristan

The artist, Oliver wanted to explore the natural sound within the empty space in those vessels and they are entitled to idiosyncratic musical instruments in his installation work, to create a symphony of natural frequencies and using microphones to enhance the sound and to create an effect of looping their sound systems.

Resin with gesso finish artworks

Unknown title by Oliver Beer at Ikon Gallery Birmingham, documented on 15 Mar 2017
Halved cameras by Oliver Beer at Ikon Gallery Birmingham, documented on 15 Mar 2017
Violin by Oliver Beer at Ikon Gallery Birmingham, documented on 15 Mar 2017

The images above show some of the resin with a gesso finish works made by the same artist. Oliver used readymade objects such as a light bulb, camera, and a violin to re-create as artworks. I believe the artworks are made with laser-cut since the objects are cut evenly with a smooth surface.

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