Inspired by his childhood memories of Port Talbot, a steel-mining town, located between the mountains and the sea in Wales, as well as the dreamlike landscapes of science fiction, the young artist created a series of unconventional ceramics pieces, layered with meaning.
Through his work, Luke Fuller reflects on the topics surrounding a complex human-nature relationship. He uses the physicality of making, and experimental construction methods to understand and critique them.
For this exhibition, the artist focused primarily on the implications of industrial mining. The selection of materials and techniques, experimental yet deliberate, refers back to his main topic. With the large-scale, organic but foreign-looking sculptures, Luke Fuller states,
‘I think the work does at least acknowledge the confusing state of the world and thoughts we are all having surrounding these subjects. The infrastructure we have created relies on industrialisation, but I feel like we’ve got to a point where we’re not prepared to hear about it or acknowledge it.’ (Fuller, 2021)
Photo Credit: Michael Harvey