Undertow by Simon Gaiger. Welded steel sculpture – Length 650mm, width 300mm, height 520mm
Circle Contemporary Gallery is delighted to present new works by Simon Gaiger.
Simon Gaiger was born in 1965 in Banbury, UK. He spent his childhood travelling to Uganda, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, the Falkland Islands to finally settling down to Cornwall. Simon was elected in 2008 as a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
His sculptures are made from wood, metal and the materials that he find around him. They are descriptions of the elements, forces and patterns within the landscape, natural and manmade, a synthesis of where these meet, clash or unify. Laid hedges, sea defences, harbours, old boundaries, disused railway lines. Places where the memory of man is recorded in nature influence him, as do mans engineered devices that steer or harness the elemental forces. Where nature bends to mans hand for a moment then turns and moves on. References also come from his childhood in Africa and the South Pacific.
Many pieces have moveable parts or suggest a use, inviting the viewer to respond by re-arranging, touching or changing the form. Obviously tactile elements are either offered up or shielded. Colour is used simply, either to accentuate the play of light or as distinct colours to emphasize particular aspects.
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