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Peter Burke MRBS

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I wish to explore what it means to be human using means that reflect my environment and experience.

Central to my work is a response to being human in an environment which has become for the most part industrialised and technologically dependent. My current working practice has grown out of a desire to make contact with the Western Figurative Tradition using means that reflect my environment and experience. I feel we have a predisposition to recognise and read references to the human form with an intensity that applies to no other visual activity.

The act of making is a central part of life for me. I come from a family involved in traditional crafts of shoemaking and tailoring and before attending art college I spent 5 years at Rolls Royce Aero Engines training to be a jig and tool designer. I would like the objects I make to expose their means of construction and materiality. I work intuitively in the area of association and tension between an image of the human form and the physicality of materials and process, and acknowledge the paradox of the man made man. The objects made seem almost outside of myself and I regard them with curiosity.

  • Categories: Architectural/Monumental/Relief, Installation/Land/Site-specific, Figurative/Realism
  • Materials: Steel, Metal (other), Iron
  • Location: South West