New work in the gallery
This week has also seen the arrival of some stunning pieces of work by James Oughtibridge. He constructs curved sections of clay with numerous planes, offering multi-layered perspectives. On looking inside the viewer is invited into an interior of contorted shadows. Oughtibridge builds and refines the surfaces of the clay, creating structures that, seemingly without a flat base, appear almost to be afloat, like individual entities at odds with their surroundings. These sculptural vessels are bold and complex, simultaneously powerful and serene.