- Website: http://www.rogerclarke.net
I have been a practicing sculptor for over twenty five years working with a range of materials including pre-coated steel and, for the last 15 years, in polyester resin and fibreglass. My work has developed from installations that were an investigation in to a space or place to the large molecular objects that I have most recently exhibited.
With the benefit of a year long Henry Moore Sculpture Fellowship at Winchester School of Art in 1991, I created a series of sculptures that were fabricated in steel, aluminium and predominantly perforated steel. These geometric forms sat securely on the floor or wall but shimmered as the viewer went past due to the moiré effect of the perforations. From 1996, I introduced bands of colour into my work to encourage the viewer’s eyes to travel along the sculptures.
Most recently, I have produced a series of sculptures that, whilst based on existing molecular structures, are not presented as scientific models but can be viewed instead as anthropomorphs with many of the characteristics of Japanese anime figures. I have always had a fascination for the models and diagrams that have been produced by scientists to represent phenomena that are too large or too small to be seen or too complex to be explained.
- Categories: Abstract, Architectural/Monumental/Relief, Figurative/Realism
- Materials: Steel, Fiberglass/Plastic/Resin, Metal (other)
- Location: London