Lee Grandjean - ‘From Nature I-IV’
Timber, plywood, wire, cement, paint

Part of a solo exhibition installation ‘Weights and Measures’ at the Theatre in the Woods, Gresham’s School, Holt, 2013. Lee Grandjean works in Norfolk, engaged in a constant process of ‘letting nature in, or keeping as much of me out of it as possible in order to allow the nature of the work to become apparent’.

 

Lee Grandjean

'The way I process work is about letting nature in. Or rather keeping as much of me out of it as possible in order to allow the nature of the work to become apparent. By this I mean working with improvisation and accident. All structures are built·in dynamic relationship, all surfaces are left to the nature of how the material goes on. Nothing is formally 'finished', edges of colour cut across forms, surfaces are only partially covered. I want my working process and me to be ONE, in nature. Although I don't make obvious reference to the natural world nor use natural materials, I feel it is successful if it has become something other, outside of me. So that I, and any viewer, come across the sculpture as something of nature, something that might have grown into its form.

I think of my characters as stumbling out of future ruins, from the debris that is a humus of the built and organic material. It is in the spirit of noble survival, with the toughness of that which has undergone struggle but endured, managing to hold on to a residue of humour and love.'  leegrandjean.co.uk

Lee Grandjean works in Norfolk, engaged in a constant process of ‘letting nature in, or keeping as much of me out of it as possible in order to allow the nature of the work to become apparent’.