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Dorset Visual Arts,
Little Keep, Bridport Road,
Dorchester, Dorset

DT1 1SQ

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BRENDON MURLESS

About Brendon Murless

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" I aim to blur the boundaries between traditional craft and contemporary artwork.  I am inspired by the human form, looking at what makes us human physically and emotionally.

I encourage my work and the materials to be enhanced through changing light direction in both traditional and contemporary settings."

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Studio: Browns Farm, Nettlecombe

I was born in 1982 and was lucky enough to grow up in Powerstock with the rural Dorset landscape surrounding me. I studied Visual Arts and 3D Design, then worked for a traditional building and restoration company. Over the years I developed my knowledge and appreciation for traditional craft, whilst building a passion for sculpture and the many varieties of materials to hand, I then built myself a workshop in my garden in West Allington, Bridport.

As I produced more work and my client base grew, I soon realised this is where my passion lay and I needed a larger space to work. I moved to Browns Farm in Nettlecombe where I am currently based alongside other creatives.

I specialise in creating figurative sculptures for both indoor and outdoor settings, ranging from small mantlepiece sized pieces to large scale sculptures, combining a wide range of materials and techniques. I aim to blur the boundaries between traditional craft and contemporary artwork.

I am inspired by the human form, looking at what makes us human physically and emotionally. Most recently I have been creating a series of small figures in circus poses. When watching circus performers I am struck by what forms the human body is capable of after years of training, and I enjoy recreating these unusual poses.

For each piece of new work I start with an idea, but remain open to continual exploration of materials and processes to inform the shape and finish that the final piece takes. I encourage my work and the materials to be enhanced through changing light direction in both traditional and contemporary settings.

Having worked in wood, stone, copper and cold casts, materials that weather gracefully and become enhanced with time, I have recently begun casting pieces in bronze, something I am hoping to work with more. The wide range of patinas available add a new dimension to my work and provide exciting possibilities.

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