b. 1964, UK; lives and works in London 2016 Elected President of the Royal Society of Sculptors 1994 Byam Shaw School of Art, BA 1986 Christ’s College, Cambridge (Architecture, Social and Political Science and Law), MA
Clare Burnett, who is President of the Royal Society of Sculptors, creates a process-led response to the issues, objects and spaces around her, often a reconfiguration of found objects she later transforms in the studio.
Her work for Cure3, The Paradox (Part One) is a sculpture made of jesmonite, created directly from the casts of eggboxes she collected during her residency in Mexico City. The empty containers are associated with the egg, described by the artist as “a potent image about which everyone has their own story”. The Paradox (Part One), says the artist, “threads together the geometry of the cube, this strange moment in time and the materials and forms of consumer packaging”.