Patricia Volk’s striking abstract sculpture stems from a fascination with how one line or form has an effect upon another next to it. Her obsession as an artist is catching a very simple form or line, then enhancing it with colour. Sometimes these are juxtapositions that she hopes suggest contradictions of strength and fragility, stability and precariousness, like the relationships between human beings. There is also a sense of rest and activity, grace and motion giving each of her abstract sculptures a lively presence and a sense of individual character.
Patricia, studied three dimensional design at Middlesex University and ceramics at Bath Spa University. She is a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She currently lives in Somerset. Her abstract sculpture has been exhibited nationally and internationally. These include exhibitions at the Buekenholf-Phoenix Gallery in Belgium, Chichester Cathedral and the Royal West of England Academy. Her work is held in the collections owned by Lord Carrington, Simon Relph CBE, the British Consul (Ivory Coast) and Mary Portas. She was Regional Winner of the ING “Discerning Eye” prize in 2007 and has been shortlisted for the prestigious Brian Mercer Residency. One of her pieces was also selected as a Southern Arts prize.
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