Almost all of John Chamberlain’s (1927-2011) sculptures are made out of steel used in the automobile industry. His primary interest was in the interaction between volume, form and colour. By wrinkling, rolling, crushing, compressing and stretching the steel parts he diversified the material’s surface and at the same time deconstructed it into its varied components. The gestural character of his works and rich variety of bright colours on the one hand and his use of everyday materials on the other mean that Chamberlain’s sculptures oscillate between Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art.
John Chamberlain: Sculpture, 20 Oct 2022 — 31 Jan 2023