Chris Buck studied at Redruth School of Art, Cornwall. He has worked in several foundries, which has given him a thorough knowledge of casting techniques. He is a member and the most recent chairman of the Penwith Society of Arts founded by Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson.
Sculpture Style & Practice
His studio is in a converted byre, overlooking fields and hedgerows, which encourages a feeling of harmony with the natural world to develop within the artwork. Inspiration is found by looking for interesting shapes in nature, film and in the forgotten debris of everyday life; shards of industrial material found on the ground, a fragment of potpourri, an interesting door handle. He enjoys noticing and cherishing the little details of the world, and transforming them into an enduring art-form.
Producing sculpture in both wood and stone, it is in bronze that he finds the greatest satisfaction. The sculptor has garnered awards from Morris Singer Founders Prize, and RWA Autumn Exhibition, and has been represented by Thompson's for eleven years.
Collections Held & Commissions
Unilever, 2001 & 2002
Unilever IT Awards, 2002 & 2004
TechMARK Mediscience Awards, 2002
The Chartered Insurance Institute, 2003
HSBC & Nat West Banks