After finishing his degree in Salisbury, English sculptor Matt Duke, joined a bronze foundry in Hampshire and has now been working in the industry for close to 20 years.
He worked in partnership with sculpture Simon Cooper to complete a magnificent commission for John Lewis and has recently produced a new bronze sculpture for the RHS Chelsea Flower show.
Duke is a dedicated artist with a spontaneous approach to his work, complemented by a reputation for technical excellence in the art of bronze patination. He is enthused by his own childhood memories and his family, who provoked an interest in the beauty of creation and purity.
His curiosity in biology has inspired him to further his work with a focus on nature and movement. Duke’s simplified pieces cleverly capture the essence of the subject and offer a perfect platform for the stunning vivid patinas, which cause admiration among artists and viewers alike.