An exhibition of new bronze sculptures by Christopher Marvell, centring on the artist's observations of the natural world.
Christopher Marvell was born in 1964 and grew up in Clacton before studying at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1982-6). In Newcastle Marvell was influenced by the British Bauhaus of Victor Pasmore and Richard Hamilton. Despite working primarily in Cambridge, Marvell spends considerable amounts time at his home in St Ives. Daily walks in the countryside have informed his sculpted animals and he frequently looks to Cornish history and the environment as source material. With rich imagery gathered from the natural world, Marvell produces sculpted bronzes with a concise linearity and elemental fluidity informed by the heritage of the Modernist masters of the St Ives School.