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Camilla Løw - 2008


Camilla Løw is a rising star of contemporary sculpture. She was born in 1976, in Oslo, Norway and studied at Glasgow School of Art. She was recently awarded the prestigious Statoil Hydro-Art Grant Prize for contemporary art in Norway and has work in many public collections across museums in the North.

In Straight Letters the artist explores the three dimensional object in architectural space. Simple, modular forms are suspended, balanced and juxtaposed, creating a series of tensions between the sculpture and its environment.

Camilla Løw’s sculptures are manufactured in common materials – concrete, wood, metal and perspex – and are constructed in formal geometric shapes. The introduction of colour, from a limited palette, transforms yet underlines the nature of these materials. The sculptures are human in scale and their components are assembled and arranged with minimal fuss and a lightness of touch.

The scale, the sparseness of means along with the use of colour in Løw’s work link her sculpture directly to many of the works in the Pier Arts Centre Collection. Straight Letters provides 

an opportunity to view the Collection from a contemporary perspective.

In 2005 the Pier Arts Centre was able to acquire a work by Camilla Løw for its Collection through its participation in the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland and with support from the National Fund for Acquisitions. The exhibition was presented in association with Dundee Contemporary Art.