Braddon Snape - Things Are Not As They Appear

Sunday 23 January 2022 to Sunday 06 February 2022

Overview

This exhibition continues Braddon Snape's exploitation of the often-described miraculous, cold inflated steel method. Snape's Allusive Objects of inter-reflective, mirror-polished, inflated…

This exhibition continues Braddon Snape's exploitation of the often-described miraculous, cold inflated steel method.

Snape's Allusive Objects of inter-reflective, mirror-polished, inflated stainless steel are objects of paradox - formed, yet elusively formless. Reflected/refracted light casts object into image, concealing any material essence. In Snape's recent practice, the forming and realisation of these objects is often a live performed act. To see Snape breathe life into these works, and to see it in action, is to witness creation.

Braddon Snape is a nationally recognised Newcastle based artist who specialises in three-dimensional practice including large scale public artworks.

Over the past 25 years Snape has developed a practice that now encompasses sculpture, installation, video and performance in a diverse range of media, earning and reputation for conceptually rich works revealed through a minimal aesthetic and an astute understanding and sensitivity to materials and media. His current practice interrogates a dangerously exiting and new method of inflating steel.

This performative process developed whilst researching for his PhD gives his work a renewed freedom, where it reveals a delicate dialogue between control and chance that has been aptly described as Action Sculpture.

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