Matthew Chambers’ abstract ceramic sculptures and vessels present an immediate, near-hypnotic enigma.
Often spherical, the sculptures are built up gradually with many thin, concentric layers. It is a clean, minimal appearance that employs mind-bogglingly complex construction. Their precise, geometric forms belie that process, which involves being shaped by hand – although conversely, the works still retain an organic character.
Resembling certain biological structures, particularly the eye or the inner ear, the works are often exhibited in tandem, one piece being composed of several spheres in sequence – all engaged in visual dialogue with each other. With these masterful arrangements, Chambers creates a curiously playful interaction between the works themselves and in turn, the viewer.
Born: 1975 Nationality: British
Education: Royal College of Art, London Bath School of Art