This limited edition work in bronze with a teak wood plinth plays with sculptural tradition and gives permanence to the disposable; adding a sense of gravity and importance to a crumpled takeaway coffee cup.
The artwork is signed, dated and editioned by the artist and foundry cast in England and hand finished by the artist.
British artist Chris Mitton lives and works in Sussex, UK. Chris left his career as a Mac designer to work as an assistant to the sculptor Giles Penny and later joined the stone-carving studio of Andrea Schulewitz. He now works independently, carving at his West Sussex studio. Through his use of classical fine art methods and materials such as Carrara marble while referencing contemporary, ubiquitous and throwaway objects, Mitton establishes a point of tension in his work and in so doing raises universal questions surrounding the subjective nature of value, both aesthetically and conceptually. His works give new meaning to the disposable mass-produced object referenced as it becomes inves ...