This way up
This work explores the exchange of ideas between modern art and design - looking at sculpture and 3D design, combining art indebted to design and designed objects that resemble works of art. The work intends to set up contradictions of form, material and scale.
The shiny curvaceous metal skin of the sculpture will appear to be in a 'familiar' ephemeral state - the 'play' of light on the surface creating a shifting and inconstant presence that emphasizes illusion rather than physicality.
Seeing our surroundings reflected in the surface of the work, and seeing this move as we move, allows us to become part of it. The sculpture invites us to re-examine the world around us in the desire to both understand and question what we are seeing and experiencing, to explore the meanings and values we attach to surfaces themselves.
Newby was born in 1969 and lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne.