Philip Hearsey creates beautiful objects that ease into a space between pure form and purpose.
Whereas bronze is most often used to reproduce a work originally conceived in another medium, Philip Hearsey uses the sand-casting process to create vessel forms that honour and explore the qualities of bronze as a material in its own right. Solid and heavy, yet graceful in line and remarkable in the vibrancy of patination, forms are pure: primordial in origin; subtle, elegant and seemingly weightless as they draw the eye to become objects of contemplation.
Creating unique bespoke furniture using locally sourced native hardwood combined with iron, steel, bronze, glass, stone and resin. The work is crafted from reclaimed trees that have died or suffered the fury of the wind and have little commercial value. Central to the work are "lazy tables" that are remarkably stable and simply lean against the wall.
Selected Exhibition History:
2008 -2017 Modern Artists Gallery Oxfordshire
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol, Paris, London and Amsterdam
Artspace, Henley on Thames
Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design, Cheltenham
Delamore Gallery, Devon
Design Show, Liverpool
Dublin Art Fair
Somerset House, London
Cambridge Art Fair
Edinburgh Contemporary Art Fair
Pyramid Gallery, York
Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames
Cork Art Fair
Dulwich Art Fair
Stone Gallery, Oxfordshire