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eXoecoaXis 2005

Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with the assistance of Ken and Lisa Fehily, 2006

perspex, resin, carpet, wood, acrylic paint

H 140 W 350 D 240cm

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Nick Mangan’s work uses materials and objects from both the natural world and the domestic sphere, combining and transforming them into strange and compelling installations. Conjuring elaborate narratives, with suggestions of ritualistic events or mythological environments, Mangan’s works also encourage a consideration of the histories, exchanges and uses of objects, from Persian carpets to Pacific-style wooden bowls. Bringing together the exotic and the ordinary, eXoecoaXis is also a composition rich with evocative patterns and textures.

Seemingly in the throes of a strange, ritualistic metamorphosis, Mangan’s work questions the relationship between the organic and inorganic, combining natural and manufactured forms and materials.

Central to my work is the idea of renewal through disintegration; integrating natural and cultural processes of fragmentation and reconfiguration, and how meaning is formed via these processes.

Nick Mangan, 2005

Nicholas Mangan

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Nicholas Mangan’s predominantly sculptural practice excavates the material histories of specific objects and their contexts in order to reassemble them to reveal latent and new meanings.

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