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Theodore Potts Kinetic quiescence

Work by Theodore Potts
Work by Theodore Potts
Work by Theodore Potts
Work by Theodore Potts

My body of work explores notions of contemporary abstract sculpture while also drawing influence from Dadaism and its use of found objects in sculptures. Inspired by the medium and concepts of artists such as Robert Klippel and Jean Tinguely, my work explores the dynamic relationship between motion and stasis in sculpture. By incorporating kinetic elements and forms that convey a sense of movement, the sculpture is transformed from an immobile static object to an animated and energetic body, one that the viewer can physically interact with – transcending the conventional dichotomy between kinetics and quiescence.

Influencing artists:
David Horton
Robert Klippel
Jean Tinguely
Arthur Ganson
Arman
Georges Braques

School

Sydney Grammar School

ARTEXPRESS year

2020

HSC year

2019