Delicate, Japanese-influenced sculpture-collages from last year's Dazed / Converse Awards winner
A year on from his Converse / Dazed Emerging Artists shortlisting, and 48 hours after Samara Scott scooped hers, Bruce Ingram is opening a solo show at the Vitrine Bermondsey Street. His work isn't a hundred miles from Scott, come to think, all mobiles and collage-slash-sculpture, but where Scott sees a riot of imagry, Bruce picks a ballet – calming, serenely arranged and sharply pretty as a picked flower. He wrote this explaining his work, which can be seen from tomorrow until the 27th November at Vitrine Bermondsey Street, London.
'I first experienced the art of Ikebana on a residency trip to Japan, I am fascinated by the structural and sculptural qualities of this style of flower arrangements, the mix of natural and synthetic materials have been very influential. The show at Vitrine presents three bodies of work that hover between sculpture and collage, all exploring my personal desire to organise and arrange objects and materials.'