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Art at Home | Colour: In Sculpture

  • This Art at Home edit brings together eight artists who explore colour in 3D form.

    Engaging a multitude of tones in plastic, dry pigment, perspex, silicone and birch plywood materials, these artists reflect on colour in sculpture — drawing on our shared experiences through materiality and form.

    A Caleb Shea sculpture featured in the Erskine House by Kennedy Nolan | Photography by Derek Swalwell

    Anya Pesce

    Sydney-based artist Anya Pesce manipulates her materials to create colourful twisted forms. Using plastic, the artworks focus on surface and reflection, the curves bouncing images, light, and shadow. The movement captured appears soft and flowing and the colours bright  — evocative of Anya’s interest in the fashion industry.

    Jean Paul Mangin

    In shimmering monochrome hues, French artist Jean Paul Mangin reflects on his life experiences — narrating the emotions and intimacy behind the obvious. The sculptures offer multiplicity in light, the works bouncing colour through an expressive form. The materiality continues this exploration, as Jean Paul uses recyclable plastics and polymer materials, drawing on plastic’s plasticity and fluid nature.

    Anna Dudek

    Bold aesthetics contrast simple form in New Zealand-born, Sydney-based artist Anna Dudek’s colourful artworks. Her geometric sculptures capture the ‘spontaneous, natural movement of natural light’ in a material palette of perspex and birch plywood. The result is intimate works that revel in austere tones.

    Louise Blyton

    Employing raw linen and dry pigment in her geometric colour-filled sculptures, Melbourne-based artist Louise Blyton’s artworks reveal a deep fascination with the visual language of Reductivism. Though the works are paired back in simple compositions, the attention-capturing hues land her on this list.

    Lev Khesin

    Russian-born, Berlin-based artist Lev Khesin manipulates layers of silicone to create his textural sculptures. Using a painting process, the artist blends the soft and murky material into a transparent mass before applying them onto the canvas in varying tones with spatulas and squeegees. 

    Paul Snell

    Through repetition, Paul Snell engages a sensory reaction with vivid colour. His sculptures are inspired by abstraction and minimalism in photo-media; the manipulation of the image is reflected in the bright-hued artworks. “By rhythmically repeating, pairing, overlapping, reversing and sequencing through the investigations of specific colour relationships, I seek a sensory understanding of the physical object,” he says. “These pieces are not representations of certain realities; they are their own reality.”

    Ryan Hoffman

    In his colourful round sculptures, Ryan Hoffman hints at the ephemeral — expressing his interest in nature and its cyclic qualities. Each artwork is a moment in time, the titles of the works revealing the exact place and time Ryan was inspired. “I am looking at things around me; the sky, leaves blowing in the wind, light on the horizon,” he says. “I am expressing observations of time, space, light and life. Each solidified as an event in time, in my life, through the slow process of painting.”

    Greg Penn

    Balancing a photographic and sculpture art practice, British-born, Melbourne-based artist Greg Penn invites his audience to consider their experiences through bright coloured compositions. The geometric block-like sculptures engage a multitude of hues, offering a balancing effect that captures the unpredictability of life.

    A Caleb Shea sculptured featured in the Curatorial House by Taylor Pressly Architects  | Photography by Sharyn Cairns | Art Curation by Otomys

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