Sam Carvosso

Artist Statement

My practice attempts to observe the relationships between found objects, made sculpture and language, in order to create illusive, ambiguous narratives. I work within a known sculptural language as a currency from which forms and material are taken. These are then flipped, stretched and tangled with found objects, images and titles randomly compiled together. I create these arrangements of seemingly random elements to activate or provoke certain reactions. Are we concerned that a sculpture has fallen over? Or are we curious as to why it has

fallen on to a lemon? Works often are deliberately titled with filmic references to activate a subject matter. A pink squiggle somehow reminds us of an open convertible on a cliff at sunset or a plasticine blob suggests a character from a film

There is a playful process to making work and this is reflectedin the finished piece. This play of materials, form and languages is an important process for me in order to discover new potentials for the work.



Brighton Photo Fringe: Casting Steel, The Click of a Shutter, At The Coach House, Brighton, 2014
East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, 2014
Work Programme - Solo Show, Community Arts Centre, Brighton, 2014
GROW London, Hampstead Heath, London, 2014
Sculpture Degree Show 2014, Grande Parade, Brighton, 2014
Signature Art Prize 2014, Old Spitalfields Market, London, 2014
Face 2 Face, University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton, 2013
Diaspora, Troubador Gallery, London 2013
Juncture, Viaduct, Brighton 2012
Studio, Blank Gallery, Portslade, 2012
IT'S A PHASE - Video Art Exhibition, Quadrant, Brighton, 2012

Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn Residency, Elterwater, Lake District, 2014 Portland Stone Carving Residency, Portland, 2013 Emerging Student Award – UAL, 2011