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6 to 16 July 2017 open Thursday to Sunday from 12noon to 5pm
Private View | Thursday 6 July from 6pm to 8pm
Over the past nine years Kabir Hussain has been creating a sculptural map of the Norfolk landscape which he has used to inform new large experimental Herculite plaster pieces. In this solo exhibition, these new works will be complimented by hand-sized bronze landscape sculptures and a number of pencil drawings, all of which will convey the dynamic, expansive nature of the Norfolk landscape.
All the artworks refer to specific locations inspired by Kabir’s time spent in Norfolk which is now his home. Kabir takes his inspiration from work by Alberto Giacometti for scale and presence within sculpture, Gorden Matta-Clark for his groundbreaking interactive large scale artworks and from William Turnbull for his bronze landscapes recalling flights over the Far East when he was a war pilot. These artists have influenced Kabir’s work, weaving themselves into his art and manifesting themselves into his sculptural landscapes.
Kabir Hussain has been a practising artist for over 30 years and this exhibition is an important step in his artistic development. Kabir studied sculpture at Chelsea School of Art (MA), Cardiff School of Art (BA) and Leeds College of Art (Foundation). He is a specialist bronze-caster and has worked at the AB Fine Art Foundry, London for over 20 years. Major solo shows include Flatlands at Leeds College of Art (2016), Bird's Eye View, Canary Wharf, London (2008) and Mapping Norfolk at the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich (2008).