Peter Eugene Ball's sculpture echoes the consciousness of past ages set in the context of the present day. His works assume a timeless quality and the statements he makes deal with experiences and mysteries like birth and death, the human condition and the divine. His figures are often very simple, little more than a slender piece of sea-worn timber, transformed by a gesturing hand or poignant facial expression. Other works are much more complex and richly embellished, like a reliquary, containing something sacred and mysterious. Peter Eugene Ball works with his material intuitively, projecting onto it the images drawn from such influences as prehistoric, Romanesque and medieval art and architecture.
Biography: Born on March 19, 1943 in Coventry, Warwickshire, Peter Eugene Ball attended Coventry College of Art from 1957 until 1962 where he obtained the National Diploma of Design. By 1963 his sculptures were already included in mixed exhibitions in the Midlands and at the Marjorie Parr Gallery, London, where he had his firt one-man exhibition in 1967. However, it wasn't until 1968 that making sculpture became his full-time occupation, and since that time he has devoted himself to producing both religious work for churches and cathedrals throughout the country and exhibiting and selling his secular work in galleries across Europe and in America.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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