American artist Carole Feuerman, one of the World’s leading hyperrealist sculptors, staged her first London solo exhibition at Bel-Air Fine Art London
Carole Feuerman, one of the World’s leading hyperrealist sculptors, presented her first London solo exhibition at Bel-Air Fine Art on New Bond Street earlier this week.
Through her sculptures, she creates visual manifestations of the stories she wants to tell; of strength, survival and balance. Carole is a realist sculptor working in materials ranging from marble and bronze to vinyl and painted resins. Whether she is using ancient processes and materials or contemporary ones, her subject matter is the human figure, most often a woman in an introspective moment of exuberant self-consciousness shaded by erotic lassitude.
She is renowned for her collection of monumental sculptures of female swimmers titled Strength, Survival & Balance, which reflect her fascination with the feminine form and recurring themes of water and swimming. Accentuating the appearance of water drops on skin, Feuerman’s contemplative bathers embody the artist’s intimate take on the hyperrealist style: “My work inspires the viewer to look closely at what stands before them,” she explains. “I want the viewer to complete the story to reflect and feel touched. I ask for the interaction between myself, as the storyteller and the viewer. My story is always personal, centred on the human body.”
Carole is recognized as a pioneering figure in the World of hyperrealist sculpture. Together with Hanson and De Andrea, she is one of the three leaders that started the Hyperrealism movement in the late seventies by making sculptures portraying their models in a life-like manner. Dubbed ‘the reigning doyenne of super-realism’ by art historian John T. Spike, Feuerman has solidified her place in art history.
Carole’s career spans over four decades and seven continents. She has had nine museum retrospectives and four catalogue raisonnés published. Her works are exhibited in private collections, galleries, parks, and museums worldwide. She has exhibited four times in the prestigious Venice Biennale, as well as in Piazza della Repubblica in Florence, Palazzo Grazie, the Teatro Romano e Museo Civico in Fiesole, and the Musei di Rimini. She has exhibited in Harbour City of Hong Kong, the National Museum of China in Shanghai, and Huan Tai Hu Museum in the Jiangsu province of China.
She has exhibited at the Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Daejeon Museum, and Suwon Museum in Korea. In Germany, she has exhibited at the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, as well as the Contemporary Art Museum in Aachen. In Spain, she exhibited at Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao and the Academia de Bellas Artes de Madrid. She has exhibited at Marco Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, and her work is currently on display in Denmark at the Arken Museum of Modern Art.
Numerous public sculptures have been exhibited outdoors including Petrosino Square in New York City and the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan. One of Feuerman’s most recognizable pieces, ‘The Golden Mean’, is owned by the City of Peekskill, NY, and can be seen in Riverfront Green Park overlooking the Hudson River. Her monumental ‘Double Diver’, spiraling 36 feet in the air, is permanently sited in Silicon Valley and owned by the City of Sunnyvale, California.
In 2011, she founded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation. From 2016 to 2017, she has had solo shows at C24 Gallery in New York, KM Fine Art in Los Angeles, Aria Gallery in Florence and London, the DeLand Museum of Art in DeLand, Florida, Lotte Palace Hotel in New York, and the National Hotel in Miami for Art Basel.
This June she is having a joint exhibition at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. May 15th marked the opening of Personal Structures: Open Borders, with ten new outdoor works installed in Giardini Marinaressa in Venice. This exhibition was organized by GAA, hosted by the European Cultural Centre and sponsored by Bel-Air Fine Art. It will continue through December, 2017. Simultaneously to this, she has two other solo shows in Venice at San Clemente Palace and at Vanessa in Burano. She is included in two shows, one at Palazzo Bembo and the other at Palazzo Mora which are part of the 2017 Venice Biennale. Her ‘Monumental Survival of Serena’ is prominently installed in Piazzetta Capri and‘Beyond the Golden Mean’ is installed in St. Tropez. Also this June, she is exhibiting in Kassel, Germany.
Her selected private collectors include the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, Norman Brahman, the Caldic Collection, Mark Parker, Ariella Wertheimer, Robert Hurst, and Malcolm Forbes.
Carole Feuerman runs from 24 May to 4 June 2018 at the:
Bel-Air Fine Art
105 New Bond St, Mayfair,
London W1S 1DN