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CEDRIC CHRISTIE

Cedric began working as a sculptor in the mid 1990’s, initially inspired by friendships struck up with artists who had moved into the area of East London where was working as a steel fabricator. Cedric is a true autodidact – he has one of the best libraries of philosophy and art history that you are likely to find in any factory anywhere, and his appetite for learning and his areas of interest have no limits. A conversation with Cedric might take you from Guy Debord, to the best local cafes, via Brancusi, and ending up at the primal spectacle of arena boxing, all while crackling classical records echo past beautiful old steel rollers, benders and grinders. It is this magpie nature that has always informed his art: taking a found or familiar object and combining inspiration from constructivism or minimalism and adding his own distinct voice and humour, as seen in his iconic snooker ball and scaffold works. The thread that pulls together these eclectic interests is the artist's intuition for restraint and a pitch perfect understanding of form in space.