Eddie Roberts Sculpturewww.ArtPal.com/eddiersculpture
Eddie was born in Stockton, North East England in 1975, and soon after adopted to a family in Sunderland, also North East England. He is a self taught metal sculptor, however studied metal fabrication, and exhibited in Melbourne, Australia in 2012/13. He studied 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. Also discovering his mixed race British/American heritage, this has influenced his current works.
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 primarly to investigate 'line'. All sculptures are primarily made for his own communication and pleasure.
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.