Masterpiece London 2015

This year Based Upon celebrates a decade working at the fore of British creative enterprise. On the 24th June, exclusively at Masterpiece London, the creative studio will present a new body of work.

The culmination of a 10 year journey, the collection distils a creative pursuit which has seen Based Upon produce landmark pieces for heritage names such as Tiffany & Co. They have created high profile public sculptures for HSBC. Their work sells at Christies and is found in credible and informed collections internationally. 

Unique practitioners in the art of story-telling through bespoke design and exceptional craftsmanship, these 2015 works give voice to the stories of Based Upon itself.

Based Upon’s work frequently examines notions of entirety and fragmentation. Now, drawing on a decade of pioneering technical and conceptual exploration, Based Upon’s new body of work takes the observer on a journey from oneness through division and back.

‘The Birth of Tramazite’ (2015) initiates the contemplation of a physical reality beyond our earliest imagining. ‘The Blue Fragmented Crack’ (2015) captures an elemental separation. ‘The Lost Fragment’ (2015), speaks to loss and restoration. ‘In the cathedral of your spirit I am happy queuing for wine’ (2015) closes a cycle, speaking to a new completeness:

‘With this series, we are exploring the surge from primordial unity, through the fissions of creation, with its inherent loss - back to a restored wholeness, free from the fractures of perception, where the sublime is touched and the spiritual realised.’ - Ian Abell, Based Upon: Creative Director.

In 2013, Based Upon debuted ‘The Baby’, a remarkable 4 meter piano based on the naturally occurring Golden Spiral. June 2015 will see Based Upon return to Masterpiece London for the third time to present a collection which is timely and retrospective; tangibly human and yet distinctly organic. 

A point of convergence for the international art and design worlds, Masterpiece London is the perfect platform for Based Upon to mark 10 years of pioneering work and introduce the latest chapter in an intriguing evolution.