Informed by Zen Buddhism, aesthetics and sensibilities of traditional Japanese culture are melded with the conventions of minimalism and traits of popular culture in projects that predominately explore an expanded understanding of colour.
Approaching his work as a means of play and humour, the artist seeks to embody the simplicity of childhood and a beginner's mind by producing projects that favour an experiential reading. This is evidenced in Play, a series of non-objective sculptures made using custom-ordered Lego pieces. The title of the project is derived from the origins of the word Lego, which comes from the Danish phrase 'leg godt', meaning 'play well'.
Adrian Clement is an artist and writer based in Sydney, Australia working in the mediums of sculpture, performance, installation, sound, photography, video and digital media.
Adrian graduated from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2012 and from Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours (First Class). He is currently undertaking a PhD at Sydney College of the Arts, studying under the supervision of Lindy Lee, and was recently awarded the Australian Postgraduate Award and a Sydney University Alumni Scholarship.
40 x 10 x 10 cm (each component of four is 10 x 10 x 10 cm)
Judges of the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Michael Brand (Director of the Art Gallery of NSW), Penelope Seidler AM (Arts Patron and Director of Harry Seidler & Associates) and Barbara Flynn (International Curatorial Advisor).