Art@Site Charles Hadcock Torsion II London

Charles Hadcock


Torsion II

Bank Street
Charles Hadcock s Torsion II has been described as being like a stairway to the stars. It is an example of the artist s practice of revisiting his sculptures over time, transforming them in the process, part of his strategy to kick-start new ideas and new sources of inspiration.
I was particularly taken with a stone monolith Torsion, I liked the stepped sections that curved around the whole. I imagined giant hands taking hold of the piece and twisting it to form the irregular trunk-like shape. I also enjoyed the observation made by eventual buyers of Torsion II. The new owners likened the sculpture s form to that of the slow unfurling of vine tendrils.
Charles Hadcock has ...a compelling need to make things . In his lecture 21st March 2012 to students from Hull School of Art and Design , he illustrated his creative process from inspiration and exploration of materials, through to exhibiting the finished work. He spoke about the power to be gained from doing a drawing everyday: this simple idea is transferable, whether you are a journalist, or a photographer etc: you should aim to write, take a picture and enhance your practice every day.
Charles is a renowned sculptor; he studied Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London in the late eighties, alongside Brit Artists Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst et al. He is best known for his large-scale public sculptures that reference the natural world, combining engineering and mathematical principles. His work is equally at home inside the foyers of corporate buildings or providing points of interest for public spaces.
Charles Hadcock was born in Derby in 1965. He studied fine art at the Royal College of Art (1987-1989) specialising in sculpture. His first solo exhibition was in London in 1991.