Our Sculptors

Jeremy Turner MRSS

I'm interested in making objects that, whilst referencing the structures, systems and strategies of the world, maintain a certain aloofness to it. I'm interested in them simultaneously fitting with and grating against our common and everyday experience.
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Mixed media
Found Objects
West Midlands
Recent works, through their form, their material combinations and the means of their construction have a certain familiarity and posit certain clues as to their context, their supposed or suggested use or the scenarios or histories they reference. And yet on closer inspection, these objects cannot quite be aligned to the world we know, or reconciled with the everyday, despite the points of reference that are evident within them. How we form meaning therefore, how we ask questions and attain understanding is something broadly addressed within these works, as are important notions of ambiguity, integrity and intent.

I gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Manchester Polytechnic in 1992, an MA from Bretton Hall College in 1995, and a PhD by sculptural practice from the University of Leeds in 2001. During 1996 and 1997 I was Sculpture Research Fellow at Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education. Having held a number of university lecturing posts, I am currently undergraduate Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Chester and continue to exhibit nationally and internationally on a regular basis.