London-based artist and Royal Society of Sculptors member Paul Bonomini is driven by materiality. His practice encompasses different processes: the initial encounter with matter, gathering components and producing the final large-scale installation. One ongoing strand of artistic investigation is the beauty and symmetry of platonic solids – a group of five polygons that have regular forms that can be tessellated, such as a cube. Elsewhere, L’Ascensione is a sprawling mass of interlocking metal tubes. It mirrors the curvature of a surrounding public building, interrogating the relationship between the body and physical environments.
Image Credits: Paul Bonomini, L’ Ascensione (detail), (2022). Galvanised steel. 900cm x 180cm x 150cm.