Terra-Form is a current exhibition at Sarah Myerscough Gallery in Londonfeaturing works by ceramic artist Luke Fuller.
Inspired by his childhood memories of Port Talbot, a steel mining town nestled between the mountains and the sea in Wales, and the dreamlike landscapes of science fiction, the young artist created a series of unconventional ceramic pieces full of meaning.
Through his work, Luke Fuller reflects on the issues surrounding a complex human-nature relationship. He uses the physicality of making and experimental construction methods to understand and critique them.
For this exhibition, the artist focused primarily on the effects of industrial mining. The choice of materials and techniques, experimental yet conscious, refers to its main theme. With the large-scale, organic, but alien-looking sculptures, Luke Fuller says:
“I think the work at least acknowledges the confusing state of the world and the thoughts we all have on these issues. The infrastructure we’ve created relies on industrialization, but I feel like we’ve gotten to a point where we’re not ready to hear about it or acknowledge it. ‘ (Fuller, 2021)
To find out more about the exhibition, order the exhibition catalogue.
Terra-Form is on view at Sarah Myerscough Gallery until January 29, 2022.
Photo credit: Michael Harvey