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Strange Things 1 Sculpture

L B Rios

United Kingdom

Sculpture, Clay on Other

Size: 5.5 W x 13.4 H x 5.5 D in

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Inspired by the Hayward Gallery's Strange Clay exhibition, I started to look at the medium. These figures started to emerge, with their own personalities. A set of 'strange things'. It evoked a very early childhood memory. As a very young child, I used to collect everyday household containers. I gave them names and personalities and, rather than play with them, I 'cared' for them. Until one day, they disappeared. I went in search of them, genuinely believing they were lost but now I suspect my mother threw them out. Perhaps worried by my 'strange' behaviour. Perhaps because she wanted me to play with 'normal' boys' toys, which I'd never had much interest in. So these pieces are a defiant reclamation of my 'strange'.

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Sculpture:Clay on Other

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:5.5 W x 13.4 H x 5.5 D in

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I am a self-taught artist and sculptor based in London. Negative space and light play a big part in my practice. I have a studio in the garden and I often keep my work at the window and look across at it at different times of the day. I like to see how light and distance changes perspective. I bring this back with me when I’m back in the studio and it feels I’m bringing something new to the piece. It influences what I build or carve, what I add and what I leave. My work usually starts with a sketch. I often do quick finger sketches on my phone when I’m travelling around. I like the immediacy of having to create a sketch quickly as it reveals a shape and I don’t have time to obsess about detail. These can be quite commonplace in origin. From sketches of people snoozing on public transport, to a found object on the ground or the shape of the light on buildings. I rarely, however, replicate my sketches in solid form. The shapes and spaces I’ve sketched usually serve as a starting point. I enjoy exploring where the edges are and can be, how shapes intersect, how the form organically reveals itself and the mood of the piece.

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