SCULPTURE IN CONTEXT 2023
Aoife Bambury is a Kildare based contemporary visual artist and sculptor, whose current practice is focused on modernist sculpture, using bronze as the core material. Through her process, and working of the bronze, her work can take on the appearance of different materials, and at first glance could be manufactured from vinyl or another plastic.
Utilising her interest in human-made, utilitarian objects and the climate action movements, Aoife’s work includes abstracted elements from the natural and animal world. She is concerned with documenting human interventions and interference in the natural world and in the contrast and chaos that results. The images taken during this process of documentation are incorporated by Aoife into her photographic prints. The stark contrast of nature with objects left behind through human interference also inform the shapes and undulations of her recent sculptures. Her work is intended to convey reactionary responses connected to our inability to co-exist peacefully with the planet that sustains us. Her work is an abstracted reflection of how she perceives and attempts to make personal sense of changing cultural habit