~ Gill Gatfield
New Zealand, (b. 1963)
Gill creates powerful ~ challenging yet beautiful and intuitive sculptures ~ Fusing rare natural materials ~ with minimalist form ~ she courts complexity and works at a monumental scale
Her ground-breaking artworks win national and international acclaim, and held in collections worldwide. Each object and installation holds a deep sensory pull – moving people to reach out to touch silky planes, internal curves or translucent edges. Political and philosophical ideas, intricately woven by the artist through her striated stone, shattered glass or reflective surfaces move mountains, and mind-sets. These abstract conceptual works challenge the perceptions of the beholder, raising eyebrows, questions, and the bar for minimalist art in contemporary practice.