Jill Berelowitz

Sculptor

Sculpture

'DNA Tree of Life' and 'Moving Forward' | Berkeley Square House, Mayfair, London

Press, SculptureJill Berelowitz

Jill Berelowitz is coming to Berkeley Square House, Mayfair London in September 2015. Jill will be displaying “DNA Tree of Life” and “Moving Forward.”

Jill Berelowitz coming to Berkeley Square House W1J

Having met Jill Berelowitz earlier on this year, we are extremely excited to be showcasing her work at one of ARTful’s trophy receptions in the heart of Mayfair, London in September.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1955, Jill Berelowitz studied sculpture, first under Karen Jarozynska and then at the Johannesburg School of Art. In 1989, Jill moved from her native South Africa to London and is one of the capital’s most innovative sculptors, known for her bronze, steel and optical resin works.

Whether pursuing her long-standing passion for the intimacy and movement of the body, or flexibly working to a brief, Jill’s detailed understanding of anatomy and organic form gifts her work with sensual and contemporary appeal. Working closely at the Morris Singer Foundry, her tactile, cast pieces achieve a remarkable finish in bronze, aluminium, stainless steel and optical coloured resin.

Jill’s broad interpretations of life’s cycles and developments from within a solid core run through her diverse sculptural output, suggesting that the female nude is simultaneously a personal and a universal allegory for nothing less than the geography and continuity of humanity. Jill creates work focused on the human form and regeneration wherein bodies are simultaneously solid and abstracted, dynamic and fixed.

A versatile sculptor, Jill has exhibited recently at Sotheby’s, Heathrow Terminal 5 as well as the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for Accenture, at Christie’s, and on Cork Street for Rado and Elizabeth Arden. Jill has also completed many high profile commissions, including ‘Diving Girl’, which was positioned at the entrance to London 2012 the Olympic Village, life-size Pair Oar rowers at Henley on Thames, a rugby trophy for Investec Challenge and most recently a larger than life piece, “Core Femme” & “Old Mutl” in Cavendish Square for the Westminster City of Sculpture Festival.

Jill is also an enthusiastic educator, running a successful teaching studio in Mill Hill, London and also continues to work on ongoing projects and commissions. Follow the link for more information on Jill’s news.

Jill will be displaying “DNA Tree of Life” and “Moving Forward” in the main reception windows of Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J from the 3rd September 2015-January 2016. They are not to be missed. For any further information contact info@artful.org.uk

SOURCE: Artful.org

Jill’s Mind’s Eye Tree for the New Place Project

Sculpture, PressJill Berelowitz

Jill Berelowitz will be casting the leading piece in conjunction with The Morris Singer Foundry to be featured in the renovated garden at the New Place Project.

'As well as all the building work taking place on site of the New Place Project, we’re also working with some very important artists to create beautiful sculptures to feature in the renovated garden.  Our leading piece, The Mind’s Eye Tree, is being created by Jill Berelowitz, in conjunction with The Morris Singer Foundry.  Together they will be casting a hawthorn tree in bronze metal, as well as using branches found at our own Mary Arden’s Farm.' 

Source: http://www.shakespeareliveshere.co.uk

Moving Forward and Diving Girl | T5 Gallery and Terminal 5 Sofitel Luxury Hotel

Exhibition, SculptureJill Berelowitz

2015 Ongoing Group exhibition

Moving Forward and Diving Girl

Situated in Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport, the T5 Gallery is a unique cultural space within one of the world’s premier airports. As one of the few permanent commercial fine art galleries in the world to be situated in an airport, the T5 Gallery is in an ideal position to reach and introduce art to a wide international audience.

The gallery stages group shows along with an ongoing exhibition programme in association with the Terminal 5 Sofitel luxury hotel.

Meet the Artist Working on Sculpture for New Place

Interview, Press, SculptureJill Berelowitz

"As well as all the building work taking place on site of the New Place Project, we’re also working with some very important artists to create beautiful sculptures to feature in the renovated garden.

Our leading piece, The Mind’s Eye Tree, is being created by Jill Berelowitz, in conjunction with The Morris Singer Foundry.  Together they will be casting a hawthorn tree in bronze metal, as well as using branches found at our own Mary Arden’s Farm. 

The Morris Singer Foundry, which dates back to 1848 are well known for their casting work and are recognised as the oldest fine art foundry in the world. Jill has also designed and created many exciting and memorable sculptures for her previous commissions, including, ‘Diving Girl’, which was placed at entrance for the London 2012 Olympics, and also, the ‘Pair Oar’ rowers, which are permanently on display in Henley-On-Thames.

 

We recently spoke to the pair about their work and here is what was said:

You were one of the first artists we contacted to work on the project. What was your initial reaction to being asked to create a piece to feature in Shakespeare’s New Place?

Morris Singer are greatly honoured at being chosen as the foundry and Jill as the sculptor to be associated with the most recognised and iconic Englishman with worldwide recognition.

Jill, you have created Bronze Trees in previous works of art.  What is it that you find so intriguing about them?

Up until now I have used apple branches as my reference as it symbolises the beginning of time beginning with Adam and Eve which is a celebration of life.  As my trees emerge from the ground, they are symbolic as the Earth Mother and then culminates with dancing tree figures with outstretched arms celebrating life on the branches.

Bronze has always been my first choice of sculpture medium, as with trees, it comes from the earth and will be there for eternity.  It also improves a sculpture with its own persona.

Finally, the Morris Singer Art Foundry have a great tradition of working with metal, what do you think the foundries greatest artistic achievement is to date?

Morris Singer Foundry have created beautiful sculptures over the past 150 years worldwide including the fountains in Trafalgar Square, numerous sculptures by Frampton including Peter Pan, Eros, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and recently Gandhi in Parliament Square by Philip Jackson.

We are extremely excited to be working with both Jill Berelowitz and the Morris Singer Foundry and can’t wait to see the final piece in place. "

Source: www.shakespeare.org 

Core Femme | Innovative sculpture unveiling at Charing Cross Hospital

SculptureJill Berelowitz

The Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to announce a new Jill Berelowitz 20 foot high sculpture is to be installed at the entrance of The River Wing of the Charing Cross Hospital.

The sculpture Core Femme is composed of female torsos in bone coloured resin represent stacked vertebrae in this soaring, spinal column and is a towering image of the body’s central element, exemplifying the core through which life’s energy flows.

Jill Berelowitz said: “I am delighted and very honoured to have Core Femme at such a prominent and prestigious location. Core Femme has found her rightful home”