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About Vanessa Pooley

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‘Nose Kiss’, 29 x 9 x 9cm, is a bronze sculpture by British sculptor Vanessa Pooley. As with most of her works, this sculpture highlights the purest form of connection between a mother and her child. Few details are included on the figures as the overall shape of the sculpture is of most importance to Pooley. Pooley reduces the bodies of these figures down to simple shapes. She is also fascinated by the creation of negative space and how this adds to the overall effect of the sculpture. Pooley is highly interested in the representation of the female form, making sure to highlight its flowing curves and lines. She is mainly inspired by ample proportions and not conventionally beautiful models. Pooley starts by moulding her sculptures in clay which are later cast in bronze. She rarely knows what the sculpture will look like before she starts, so this method allows for constant and easy alteration throughout the process. Pooley is now recognised as one of the best figurative mid-career sculptors working in the UK today. She follows very much in the British tradition of Henry Moore but has created a style of her own, crediting Matisse, Bottero and Baltasar Toro as influences.

Vanessa Pooley Nose Kiss , 2013

£3,100.00
H 29 cm x W 9 cm x D 9 cm
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Original, Unframed
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Ships from: United Kingdom

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About Vanessa Pooley

About the artwork

‘Nose Kiss’, 29 x 9 x 9cm, is a bronze sculpture by British sculptor Vanessa Pooley. As with most of her works, this sculpture highlights the purest form of connection between a mother and her child. Few details are included on the figures as the overall shape of the sculpture is of most importance to Pooley. Pooley reduces the bodies of these figures down to simple shapes. She is also fascinated by the creation of negative space and how this adds to the overall effect of the sculpture. Pooley is highly interested in the representation of the female form, making sure to highlight its flowing curves and lines. She is mainly inspired by ample proportions and not conventionally beautiful models. Pooley starts by moulding her sculptures in clay which are later cast in bronze. She rarely knows what the sculpture will look like before she starts, so this method allows for constant and easy alteration throughout the process. Pooley is now recognised as one of the best figurative mid-career sculptors working in the UK today. She follows very much in the British tradition of Henry Moore but has created a style of her own, crediting Matisse, Bottero and Baltasar Toro as influences.

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