Sea Mark

Tania Kovats is a renowned British artist whose practice encompasses sculpture, installation and drawing, to explore our experience and understanding of landscape. She is particularly drawn to water, both oceans (her work, All the Seas, comprised hundreds of flasks of water collected from all the world’s oceans) and rivers.

Sea Mark (2014) is a vast seascape made from hand-painted ceramic tiles, which immerses the viewer in the broken surface of the sea, receding to a remote horizon. The sense of infinity generated by the piece is emphasised by the meditative nature of Kovats’s repetitive mark-making. Kovats fired and glazed the tiles to retain the glossy, liquid quality of the original brushstrokes, thus emphasising the fluidity of the waves as they rippled on the surface of the panel. The piece is composed of four primary ceramic panels.

Object Details

ID: ZBA7718
Type: Tiled composition
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Kovats, Tania
Date made: 2012-2014
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Courtesy of the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
Measurements: 1820 x 2400 mm displayed

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