Bev Knowlden

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Artist’s Statement

With over 30 years experience working as an artist, mainly in puppet animation and model making, I am now concentrating on sculpting portrait heads of humans and animals in clay. I just love the forgiving nature of clay and also its ability to hold very fine detail when necessary.

My art unravels portraits, captured and recreated with a porosity and fragility. The resulting works can be unsettling, haunting, beautiful but always subtly peppered with personality.

Drawing inspiration from my own life, darker themes often seem to embody my sculpture. Maybe it’s a form of catharsis, although humour often emanates as well.

I gravitate towards theatricality and experimentation, often provoking naked bold compositions.

I was delighted to take part in the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition 2019, with my sculpture ‘Cheeky Chester’.
All enquiries welcome. If you’d like to get in touch, drop me an email and we can discuss any ideas or questions you may have.