ABOUT THE ARTIST
Luke Black was born and raised in Kent, Southeast England. From an early age, he was fascinated with the natural world and all the details it posseses; it's creatures, critters, and colours.
During his degree at the Arts University Bournemouth, Luke honed his sculptural and mould-making skills, directing his path further to his interest in natural forms.
After gaining his degree, Luke became an apprentice to multi-award winning 3D artists, Masters and Munn. It was here, through their guidance, that he was able to fine-tune his practical artistry to their high standard of work. Through their tutelage, as their apprentice, he was guided and encouraged, which inspired his own professional practice. While working with them at their studio in Kent, Luke created his first professional collection of sculptures which were exhibited at RHS Hyde Hall, Ightham Mote, and the Southern Nature Show.
Luke’s admiration for animals provided the inspiration for his early collections of wall-hung animal sculptures. These pieces, depicting the natural exotic world, were primarily designed for domestic use; with homes, businesses and gardens in mind.
Furthering into the most recent projects, Luke has been delving into using more abstract and stylized patterns in his work. These new pieces work to combine a multitude of the artist's fascinations; fusing natural form, colour, and texture. They merge to create a unique medley of finishes to his work.
The collections shown here depict both domestic pets and exotic animals from cold cast metals to the bold colorful stylized finishes