Christopher Marvell: Sculpture
New bronze sculptures by Christopher Marvell are inspired by his daily explorations of his surrounding landscapes in Cambridge. This body of work is a celebration of locality which explores his mastery of form.
"Capturing his patient observations of the natural world, Marvell’s works eliminates extraneous detail, whilst retaining familiar characteristics. His deliberately simplified and abstracted animals, birds, and figures are scaled for interiors and contemplative garden spaces.
Marvell’s craftsmanship renders the weight of bronze as light, contemporary and tactile, washed in warm opaque earth-rose or misted-grey patinas.
Soft silhouettes define the gentle curves of these minimalist sculptures, encouraging the gaze to travel across delicate surface indentations. Scratched and pitted the marks and fine serrations maintain the simplicity of presentation.
Collectively, Marvell’s sculptures convey a sense of fanciful and playful intent." Melanie Veasey
Christopher Marvell's works begin life through drawing, expressed initially in maquette, fixed in plaster and fully realised in bronze. Marvell exhibits his sculpture in London, Edinburgh and across the country and his works are found in public and private collections nationwide.