Carl Anderson United Kingdom
Carl Anderson (b. 1990) is a London-based artist working predominately in ceramics. He attended the Architectural Association to study Architecture and later completed a Foundation Diploma in Fine Art at the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College.
I create sculptural forms that are playful and curious introspections of my own experiences and combine them with a visual language reminiscent of relic and artifact. They attempt to create objects that function as totemic signals for the deities of ancient civilizations that are both foreign and familiar to the viewer. They are also a means of investigating how specific belief systems connect to contemporary culture.
My current work explores ceramic sculptures, including medieval plate armour, animal traps, barbed wire, and other ominous and conversely gallant objects. By considering paganism, folklore, and early mythology, I create a visual language archetypal of hazard and cautionary tale. Certain motifs often appear in my works: chains, dagger-like protrusions, and brick cladding. These derive from an interest in how we perceive authority in social structures and how the objects themselves can become gestural forms of power and the ambivalence surrounding it.
Projects and exhibitions
New Raw Green
18/07/2020 — 15/08/2020
Carl Anderson, Matija Bobičić, Jonathan DeDecker, Sigrid Holmwood, Emily Hunt, Gibson / Martelli, Anthony Miler, David Surman, Thom Trojanowski, Aviya Wyse.
Curated by David Surman
There is a shared assumption for those in the business of selling pictures that green isn’t good for trade. Speculations on the evils of green range from...[Read more]
|Sim Smith Gallery, London||Details|
14/02/2020 — 29/02/2020
THE POTION ROOM responds to the architectural properties of the gallery's latest space, up a winding staircase to the top of the tower, and showcases all manner of mythical sculptural works from emerging international, regional and London-based artists.
|Subsidiary Projects, Vauxhall, London||Details|
JOYA: arte + ecología / AiR 2019
10/10/2019 — 17/10/2019
|La Hoya de Carrascal, 04830 Vélez-Blanco, Almería, Spain||Details|