ARTful have installed ‘The Trip’ by sculptor Eddie Roberts into the reception area of 72 Welbeck Street. ‘The Trip’ tells a story of Eddie’s travels around the world, trying to bring his feelings and experiences into the sculpture. It is a remarkable piece and no angle provides the same view, it is ever-changing in it’s form as you view it 360 degrees.
Eddie was born in Stockton, North East England and is a self-taught metal sculptor. He studied metal fabrication and a small amount of Sculpture at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK in 1994. Then following many years of travel including Africa and the Americas, Eddie reignited his passion for sculpture.
His work opens up form, shape, colour, light and the use of materials, with an architectural and geometric feel. The sculptures are shapes that are translated from forms seen all around us every day, from the corners of buildings and rooms, to the sometimes microscopic and magnified forms of nature, but primarily to investigate ‘line’.
The making process is a determining factor in the final sculpture. Many maquettes are made but only a few continue to sculpture stage. Polypropylene is used and is perfectly flexible with similar properties to steel in some ways. All maquettes are made from strictly one sheet of A3, then scored, cut and curved into a self standing shape, this gives the pieces solidity and personality of their own. These maquettes bring latitude to his thinking about architecture, geometry and physics of nature. These three elements intrigue him in the way man changes his surroundings for better or worse, and other peoples perception differ with fashion and trends. This is a constant in all his work.
‘The Trip’ will be at 72 Welbeck Street until mid January 2016. It is worth a look, even Natalie Imbruglia is a fan and has recently purchased edition 2 out of 10 of the trip! For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.