HAS BEEN RELOCATED WITHIN THE BOTANIC GARDENS IN GLASNEVIN
For some unknown reason it is almost impossible the get details of permanent public art on view in the Botanic Gardens.
I believe that this bronze sculpture, recently relocated, is Sepian Blue by Nasser Azam.
[UPDATE] According to a contact: “Azam’s monumental bronze sculpture Sepian Blue was exhibited at Sculpture in Context, Ireland’s largest exhibition of public sculpture held at the Botanic Gardens outside Dublin, and is now part of the Botanical Garden’s permanent collection and displayed at the entrance to the gardens.” [NOTE] Has been relocated away from the entrance.
Nasser Azam was born in Jhelum, Pakistan in 1963, and moved to London with his parents when he was 7 years old (1970). He began painting in 1980, and in the same year embarked on a business degree at the University of Birmingham. In 1983 he also featured in a BBC documentary.
In 2007, after an extended period living and travelling in Japan, America and Europe, Azam became Artist-in-Residence at the County Hall Gallery London, with an exhibition of early and recent work. Subsequent exhibitions included the ‘Anatomica’ series of paintings, made from illustrations taken both from fashion magazines and medical textbooks. In 2012 Azam unveiled “Athena” at Silvertown in the London Borough of Newham, London city airport. At just over twelve metres high, it is the tallest bronze sculpture in the United Kingdom. Previous sculptural work includes the large bronze sculpture The Dance, unveiled on the South Bank on 21 February 2008 and work for the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, in Dublin.
Azam’s semi-abstract style of painting has been compared with that of Willem de Kooning. His paintings show the human figure encoded in bio-morphic forms and gestural marks, and typically use a restricted palette.
In 2010 Azam purchased the Morris Singer Art Foundry and relaunched it as the Zahra Modern Art Foundry.