Image: Julian Wild in the studio, 2017 © Anne-Katrin Purkiss

Join us for a live virtual studio walkabout, followed by an informal Q&A with sculptor Julian Wild. Julian Wild completed a Fine Arts Degree at Kingston University in 1995 and went on to work for Damien Hirst, 'spraying the pills'. It was during these years that Wild began to experiment with his own practice and started to cultivate his own style.

After leaving Hirst's studio, Wild began to work independently and quickly became fascinated by the use and meaning of different industrial materials, influences born out of his love of sculptors such as Anthony Caro and Donald Judd, who combined assemblage, metal casting, and fabrication.

Wild uses a range of materials from polished and painted stainless steel to glass and ceramic. He creates sculptures that often appear to defy gravity and sense by cantilevering or stacking. Recent work includes a series of sculptures that act as man-made versions of natural structures. For instance, Fear of Geometry (Wallflower), 2020, which resides on top of The Lightbox gabion wall and can be seen from afar, constitutes a man-made version of a delicate flower, whilst being made from powder-coated stainless steel.

Over the last decade Wild has received increasing recognition, exhibiting at Chatsworth House (Sotheby’s), Modern Art Oxford, The Saatchi Gallery, Canary Wharf, and now permanently, at The Lightbox.

You will be invited to pose questions directly to Julian after his studio tour, about his working methods, inspiration, training, and plans for the future.

This talk is exclusively free for Lightbox Exhibition Circle, Supporters, Anniversary Angels, and Members.

Tues 6 April 2021, 7.00pm – 8.00pm 
£10 Adults • Free Lightbox Members

The talk will be hosted on Zoom and will be followed by a Q&A. You will be able to check your connection from 6.30pm onwards on the day of the talk.