Robert Orchardson

Robert Orchardson makes sculptures inspired by science fiction imagery and futuristic design, using lo-tech materials such as wood and resin or found objects. He has a nostalgia for the Utopian tendencies of the modernist period and focuses on shapes and objects which defined that aesthetic. Forms pictured briefly in novels or film are crafted as abstracted sculptures; a pattern from a film still is rendered as a wooden screen, low-tech resin casts playfully suggest mineral forms in an alien landscape or vintage curios. Freeze-framing fantasy, Orchardson explores the spiritual and conceptual investment in the formal language of the modern. His work often has a spiritual quality to it and a kind of optimism, drawn from an interest in modernist and futurist architecture and design. (Michelle Cotton) read full statement

Location London