Views of recent my solo show, Chaos and Order at ACEarts, Somerton, UK, 5 Mar – 2 April 2022
I make small ceramic sculptures which combine opposites of form, texture and colour as metaphors for perfection and control versus imperfection and chaos. I am interested in the contemporary obsession with seeking control and perfection in all aspects of our lives, and am fascinated by the tendency, prevalent on social media, of masking the chaos of real life through the presentation of curated and carefully managed idealised identities, which generally only highlight success or positive news. I explore these ideas through the physical characteristics of my sculptures.
In 2020, I began trying to create objects with a sense of folding or collapse in the round. I have continued this work recently, making sculptures which seem to writhe uncomfortably.
Fold series sculptures, and framed ceramic tile. All 2021. Between 16 and 28cm high. Ceramic, with earthenware glaze and acrylic.
Photos: © Bernard G Mills: www.bernardgmills.net
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