Lawrence Calver

Young emerging British artist Calver constructs minimal compositions using collected fabrics. Carefully placed, stitched, stained and marked to build up each unique composition all with a strong minimalist focus on form and colour.

Referencing traditional art forms such as the parred back and poetic British modernist abstraction. Observing the gentle palette and natural texture of the British countryside and regard for labour and re-using raw materials. Found wooden objects are repeatedly woven and wrapped, once rough agricultural hessian bags sacks, or thick weaves are constructed until they become balanced works of art.

Another reference is the Japanese school of thought 'Mono-ha' allowing juxtaposed materials to 'speak for themselves' and 'drawing attention to the interdependent relationships between these ‘things’ and the space surrounding them.'

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