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I make strongly coloured sculptures inspired by issues, objects and spaces around me, using a wide range of materials and hand, machine and digital techniques. I scavenge from my surroundings then play with and transform my ‘finds’ in the studio.  Recently I have been making work inspired by looted objects from the 19th century and also by the proliferation of surveillance systems.

 

After growing up in France and Belgium, I studied Architecture and Social/Political Studies at Cambridge University and Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art.  Solo and shows include Art Seen, Nicosia and the Royal Society of Sculptors Terrace Commission this year. Solo/small group shows at Unit One Gallery and Workshop, London; Beckenham Place Mansion with BoLee Gallery; Hastings Contemporary; Leighton House Museum; William Benington Gallery; University of Leeds; Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer; Royal Academy; National Gallery; Jerwood Space; the RIBA; and the Royal Society of Sculptors; Sanyi Wood Sculpture Museum Taiwan, Brooke Benington, Studio Block M74 in Mexico, Hengshui, China. For my recent exhibition at Electro Project Space, Hastings I was awarded a Project Grant by Arts Council, England. I have just completed a seven-year term as President of the Royal Society of Sculptors.