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By Lucy McNabb
October 09, 2017

Luke Storrier: Remnants

New works from an intriguing sculptor and photographer.
By Lucy McNabb
October 09, 2017

Abstract sculpture fans will want to wander through Remnants, Luke Storrier's latest exhibition of new sculptures opening at OLSEN SYDNEY this month.

An artist that draws inspiration from the outback and 'the shapes that nature provides', Storrier often partners natural materials like feathers, rocks, dirt and bones with concrete, wire and steel, allowing them to inform the work and inject flow and 'majesty' into otherwise lifeless materials. Professing to find the process of the medium deeply cathartic, this new show continues Storrier's exploration of solitude and isolation (echoing the remoteness of the outback he finds so creatively sustaining), alongside themes of brokenness and repair. "The abstract process of wrapping, binding and wrangling a collection of detritus reveals the beauty inherent in the act of repair and gives way to an unexpected visual language."

Storrier's work is starkly beautiful, with an ability to somehow convey both energetic, light movement and weighted stillness. Haven't seen his stuff before? Australian painter Mclean Edwards summarises his style as such: "If Anselm Kiefer and Cy Twombly had a naughty child it would be Luke Storrier." Maybe go along yourself and see how accurate that feels.

Image: Luke Storrier, Remnant 9 (2017), concrete, wire, calico, gesso.

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