Image of artwork titled "Untitled" by Eric Bainbridge
Image of artwork titled "Untitled" by Eric Bainbridge
Image of artwork titled "Untitled" by Eric Bainbridge

Eric Bainbridge, Untitled, 2021
Ceramic, glass, fibreglass resin
26 × 9 × 7 inches

Eric Bainbridge is a British sculptor widely considered an influential figure to a younger generation of established British artists. Initially recognised in the 1980s for his object-based works covered in synthetic fur, Bainbridge has evolved an extensive sculptural practice, addressing existential themes on an everyday level through playful assemblages. Constructed out of commonplace objects and inexpensive building materials, his pieces continuously re-contextualise Modernist principles through a reconsideration of the found object, its material qualities and the aesthetic values associated with it. Carefully staged, Bainbridge’s assemblages investigate the domestic and the everyday, while reflexively engaging with traditional sculptural concerns.

‘Untitled’ is part of a series of sculptures that Bainbridge has been developing since 2018. Glassware and ceramics, acquired by Bainbridge from second-hand shops and markets, are fused together with fibreglass resin, forming a sculptural object that hovers between the absurd and the beautiful, and continues Bainbridge’s interrogation of taste and value. Referencing Modernism and precedents like Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Constantin Brancusi, as well as Dadaist and Surrealist sculpture, ‘Untitled’ sits in close conceptual relation to the artist’s early fur fabric sculptures and his more recent collages.



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