George Coldwell

George Coldwell

Sculptor

My practice starts with an interest in found objects. These objects and forms are then altered through a concern with making processes and materials. I dissect objects, focusing on the physical material relationship of the object in the post digital world. It is important for me to have a physical interaction with the objects and my desire to create tangible and tactile work develops a new relationship with the forms I create. I explore processes when working with materials; pulling, stretching, dropping, holding, throwing, mixing, plotting, fitting.

Exploration with material process interests me in the way an object can transform into a sculpture through material manipulation. Ideas develop intuitively through the making process, where primary research and visiting sites, subconsciously affect my decision making whilst manipulating materials. This process often takes me time to understand what is happening in my work. Elements from the post-industrial landscape often feature in my work whether it is the materials, machinery, architecture or social issues that have informed my ideas

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