ALEXANDRA HARLEY ARBS*
SCULPTURES IN WOOD, STONE & PAPER
Alexandra Harley is a London-based sculptor whose abstract wood sculptures are lively carved constructions with a rich variety of textures; She has recently started working in stone. She trained at St Martins School of Art and Wimbledon School of Art. She has had two solo exhibitions, and has participated in numerous exhibitions, including Andy Goldsworthy and Alexandra Harley at the Gables Yard Gallery in Norfolk and Bankside Browsers at London's Tate Gallery. In 2005, she was Broadstairs 'tatters' Artist in Residence for Broadstairs Folk Week.
Alexandra runs several courses in the sculpture department at City Lit in Central London where she is the Head of Sculpture: she also offers individual tuition.
See some of Alexandra's wood sculptures in expansion of colours at the Unit 24 gallery, 20 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0FD from Tuesday 11th - Tuesday 18th March 2014, 9am - 6pm.
A new kind of Artist's Print: limited edition T-shirts from Sequoia Tees, and a 5% reduction for people ordering via this site - just mention the code: AH5 in the voucher area when ordering. Find Alexandra Harley's T-shirt here and another image here.
These sculptures convey a sense of movement, animation and an expressed feeling of imbalance and unease. I am inspired by, trying to capture movement in the natural world, including the moving figure. I try to encapsulate a combination of movements rather than just a static pose. I look beneath the skin to expose the underlying movements, rather than the outer surface which masks the tensions and stresses contained within...
Alex blogs at alexharley-asculptorslife.blogspot.co.uk
An animated sculpture by Alexandra Harley, video by Andrew Pierce:
*Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors
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