My practice is exploring ideas of British eccentricity and precariousness. This can be seen in, 'Slick', 'Taking Off' and 'R101' where the latter incorporates a paper kit and the former two combine bronze with card Airfix style kits and wood.
I was awarded The Patrick and Kelly Lynch Scholarship for the course, and have been shortlisted for The Clifford Chance Sculpture Award in both 2013 & 2014. In April 2013 I was winner of UAL’s XHIBIT and exhibited at Four Corner's Gallery. I create sculptures that combine low-fi and high-fi materials.
I was resident artist for three weeks at Tokyo Wonder Site in Japan in April this year, which was an amazing experience and has definitely influenced my practice. I had never visited the Far-East before, and have since started to incorporate bronze pagodas and other shrines and temples which I saw that I am making into my work, combined with elements of Britishness. I exhibited in Tokyo and on returning in The Cookhouse Gallery at Chelsea College of Art.
For an essay on my work by Michael Petry please visit: http://alexanderjwood.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/michael-petry-essay/
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