1994-1997 Camberwell College of Art, Fine Art and Communication Design BA
UVA (United Visual Artists) is a London based collective founded in 2003 by British artist Matt Clark. UVA’s diverse body of work integrates new technologies with traditional media such as sculpture, performance and site-specific installation. Their work has been commissioned internationally by institutions such as The Barbican, The Royal Academy of Arts, and V&A in London, Mona in Tasmania and Fondation Cartier Pour L’art Contemporain in Paris.
Drawing from sources ranging from ancient philosophy to theoretical science, the collective explores the cultural frameworks and natural phenomena that shape our cognition, creating instruments that manipulate our perception and expose the relativity of our experience. Rather than material objects, UVA’s works are better understood as events in time, in which the performance of light, sound and movement unfolds.
This artwork for Cure3, Manifold, continues UVA’s investigations on modular systems and their amplification through light: “Hundreds of identical polygon frames come together to materialise a higher order of emergence” explains Clark, “an inverted pyramid that fills the Perspex cube. Resting on a mirrored surface, the Manifold sculpture is multiplied through the reflected geometries, which confronts the viewer with an image that connects and overlaps, physical and immaterial structures.”