Robert Fogell b. 1963

Overview

 

Born in 1963, Fogell was initially trained as a sculpture conservator by the artist and conservator Paul Giudici. Fogell’s initial focus was on classical and modern stone, carrying out restoration work for private and public collections, including The British Museum, V&A Museum London, English Heritage and The National Trust.

 

Fogell then began teacher training at Warwick University, Northampton College and going on to take up a teaching post at Leicester University. “Combining Art Education and my own studio practice has formed a rewarding artistic journey,” commented Fogell, illuminating on the symbiotic relationship between teaching and his own creativity.

 

The crux of Fogell’s work is simplicity. His work provides an exploration of the geometry of sculpture and an explication of the fundamental elements of symmetry and proportion and how they interact with each other. Each work lucidly experiments with positive and negative space and mass, converging organic forms in an interplay of rhythmic harmony.

 

Working up from small maquettes, Fogell’s work combines a rich combination of bronze, stone, steel and mixed media.

 
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