The Art of Survival: Maurice Blik - Artobiography 10 January to 12 March 2022

The Art of Survival is a first-hand narrative of the horrors of Bergen-Belsen, seen through the eyes of a child, and the remarkable life that followed.

At the age of five, Maurice Blik experienced some of the worst atrocities of WW2, a legacy that remained silent in him for almost forty years, until it found a voice in the sculpture he began to create in the late 1970s. As the story unfolds, so clues from his past emerge, and connect with his artistic legacy.

Often reticent when asked to talk about his work, Maurice has preferred to leave it to others to interpret his sculptures. In this fully illustrated artobiography, he takes conclusive ownership of the narrative, acknowledging links between his dramatic past and key bodies of his work. With a Foreword by Natasha Kaplinsky.

Published by HEAVYPRESS iNK, each limited-edition hardback book with slipcase, is individually numbered and signed. To order a copy, please visit www.mauriceblik.com. Orders will be despatched on or around 26 Jan 2022, ahead of International Day of Commemoration in memory of victims of the Holocaust.

We are currently displaying a wide selection of sculpture by Maurice Blik, linked to the launch of his book: The Art of Survival. Viewing is by appointment only. Please get in touch. Or you can browse work online here.

SPECIAL EVENT SPRING 2022

Covid restrictions permitting, we will be hosting an event in the spring
to celebrate Maurice's artobiography and to mark the Gallery's 10th Anniversary. Two good reasons to celebrate! Details to follow.

For all enquiries, please contact: Debra Blik 07980768616.