Aaron Angell

Aaron Angell

Planchette (2015)

Angell works primarily with ceramics, producing sculptural tableaux referencing hobbyist cultures, naturalistic forms, and the underground hand built ceramics of Britain from the 1970s and 80s. His work for Studio_Leigh extends a desire for the rehabilitation of British craft whilst also reflecting the artist’s interest in faux talismanic vessels. “Planchette” is a clinker-built pleasure boat which is also interchangeable as a tomb for a domestic cat.  It features a working aluminium anchor which is a cast of the artist’s hand gripping a bunch of hammers. “Planchette” (French for little plank) refers to the boat-shaped tool used for automatic writing and for reading a ouija board. The boat is fully water-worthy.

Aaron Angell (b.1987, Kent, UK) lives and works in London. Recent solo shows include Grotwork, Studio Voltaire, London (2015); Bumpkin, Rob Tufnell (2012); Put John Barleycorn in the old brown jug, Croy Nielsen Berlin, (2012); and ###i/i### SPACE, (2011). Forthcoming exhibitions include: British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery (October 2015); and Tate St Ives (2016). Angell is the founder and director of Troy Town Art Pottery hosted by Open School East, a radical and psychedelic ceramic workshop for artists founded in response to dwindling ceramics access in London, and to frustration with the established models of ceramic production. Angell was awarded the Hospitalfield Autumn Residency (2014), funded by Creative Scotland under their Creative Futures strand.

Aaron Angell

Planchette (2015)

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214 x 123cm 
Wooden clinker-rowing boat, 2 oars, marine paint, green acnhor line, cast aluminium anchor, brass rowlocks, leather oar cuffs, vaccum-formed cat.

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