Light makes a body of weight visible- fundamental for the visual subtleties of the 3-dimensions of form, uniting these sculptors who have very different approaches to materiality. With the use of ceramic, metal, plaster and the ready-made, the artists place particular emphasis on the importance of specific processes of making whilst merging idea with concept.
Light And Weight showcases predominantly sculptural work by four emerging artists based in London. The exhibition seamlessly draws the viewer through an ethereal world of an array of coloured forms, which exploit light and shadow to create vertical and horizontal planes within space. This show combines their most recent work and challenges the viewer to an overall sense of the intricacies of technique paired with narrative.
Clémence creates a world of her own, populated with strange looking creatures. They are frozen in a moment, implying a story left to the viewer's imagination. Clémence focuses on human reactions and tries to convey this through postures and emotions such as the physicality of loss, dependence of love, struggles of life, all created with humour.
Carlota is a London based artist working with metal. She uses welding as a technique to create steel sculptures that are like drawings in space using geometrical lines and curves trying to create lightness of composition that contrasts with the heaviness of industrialized material such as steel.
Justine pulls ideas from significant experiences often based around her role as a single parent. Her sculpture has emphasis on technique, and through casting, carving, modelling, constructing and the use of the readymade she often makes sculpture with contradistinctive materials to form a single installation implying dialogue between domestic space and the outside.
Miguel dabbles with the ready made, simple and common materials are detached from their conventional role or everyday use, and are displayed together in an unorthodox way. His installations appear like poetic images but are in fact an intense conversation between objects acting like poles on an imaginary line. As a consequence, their individual significances interact with each other, exploring parallel, expanding meanings, while energies and tensions are created between them.
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